Jake Evans — Day One (31st July, 2015)

Jake Evans — Day One (31st July, 2015)
                Jake Evans — Day One                                           ★   Solo Artist, Singer/Songwriter, Bad Lieutenant, Doves’ Jimi Goodwin’s Guitarist Debut solo album “Day One” out now.
Location: Manchester, UK
Style: Indie Rock
Album release: 31st July, 2015
Record Label: Republic Of Music/Vita Records
Duration:     46:46 + 16:19 => 63:05
01. Rise     3:43
02. This Is Life     4:23
03. The Horses     5:01
04. Sun Goes Down (Backing Vocals [Uncredited] — Jimi Goodwin)     4:00
05. Day One     4:33
06. Telephone     4:59
07. Beautiful Feeling     5:19
08. Glorious     3:46
09. Last One Standing     4:17
10. Easy On My Soul     6:45
Bonus CD
4. RIVER WILD     2:21
★   Acoustic Guitar — Rich House
★   Arranged by [Strings] [Additional] — Joe Duddell
★   Bass — Ash Earlam, Jake Evans, Tom Chapman
★   Cello — Rob Wheatley
★   Drums — Dion Osbaldeston, Matt Evans
★   Guitar – Jake Evans, Matt Evans, Phil Cunningham
★   Illustration [Cover] — David Evans
★   Keyboards — Ash Earlam, Jake Evans
★   Management — Lewis Jamieson
★   Mastered by — Greg @ Ft* (tracks: A1 to A5, B1 to B5)
★   Mixed by — Jake Evans (tracks: A1 to A5, B1 to B3, B5, CD1–1 to CD1–8, CD1–10)
★   Percussion, Autoharp, Harmonica, Engineer, Producer — Jake Evans
★   Photography by — Alex Wright
★   Producer [Additional] — Danny Davies
★   Recorded by [Live] — Joe Reiser
★   Trumpet — Hugo Kensdale
★   Viola — Hannah Robinson
★   Violin — Petru Cotarcea, Sophie Xu
★   Vocals — Bernard Sumner, Jake Evans, Jimi Goodwin, Matt Evans, Rich House, Yvonne Shelton
★   Written–by — J. Evans (tracks: A2, A4, B2 to B5, CD1–2, CD1–4, CD1–7 to CD1–10, CD2–1 to CD2–3)
Copyright ©  — Jake Evans
Distributed by — Republic Of Sound
Distributed by — Universal Music
Mastered at — Finyl Tweek
Mastered at — Ed Woods Mastering
Mixed at — Big Red Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) — Jake Evans
Pressed by — MPO — VITA02
Pressed by — Sony DADC — VITA02CD
Recorded at — Big Red Studios
Recorded at — Manchester Cathedral
Recorded at — Revolution Studios
Recorded at — Rooftop Studios Liverpool
★   This vinyl edition from the Jake Evans Official Store is autographed and includes the album on CD plus a bonus CDr EP in separate PVC sleeves. The inner sleeve includes lyrics, credits and a list of thanks. Copies may feature a black circular “Includes CD” sticker on the cellophane.
★   The album sees the former Bad Lieutenant co–writer strike out on his own for the first time with a little help from friends he has made along the way. The album features contributions from former Doves frontman Jimi Goodwin whilst the download and limited vinyl formats include an alternative take of ‘This Is Life’ featuring lead vocals from Bad Lieutenant bandmate and New Order vocalist Bernard Sumner.
By Stewart Gibson, Posted on August 17, 2015; Score: 8/10
★   This is Jake Evans first solo album and it’s a pretty solid one to start off with. I have seen and heard his contributions to Jimi Goodwin’s album and consequent live shows which he did some support slots, this shows in his album. It was recorded in his own purpose built studio in Macclesfield and features contributions from Jimi Goodwin and Bernard Sumner.
★   Rise and This is life are indicators to where it goes musically, the opener has Manchester written all over it as does This is life on which Barney from New Order sings on limited editions of the album. It’s a theme that runs through it. The Horses could easily be a Doves track and sounds as if Jimi is doing the percussion a la Almost Forgot Myself, if not it, certainly comes from that mould. Day One is written in an autobiographical sense and is an apt title track. Telephone could easily fit onto an Oasis mid 90’s album or off Noel Gallagher’s solo albums.  The album does sort of sound like it’s stuck in that moment of time. I was picking my brains as to what his voice sounds like then it hit me, Danny McNamara from Embrace.
★   Beautiful Feeling and Glorious most certainly are to these ears. Not that it’s a slight on the tracks, It’s just hitting that vibe as a theme throughout. Last One Standing and Easy On My Soul close the album the former track channels Paul Weller. Easy On My Soul is a closer on an ‘epic’ scale with a slow build and gospel vocals bringing it to a fitting end. Think cigarette lighters aloft or should that be mobile phones! So it’s a solid debut album that hits the right notes and given a good radio push Jake should go on to bigger and better things. ★   http://www.xsnoize.com/
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