Passing Stranger

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Passing Stranger
ScottMatthewsPassingStranger.jpg
Studio album by Scott Matthews
Released13 March 2006
StudioArtisan, Birmingham, England
GenreFolk rock, indie folk, blues
Length50'18"
LabelSan Remo, Island
ProducerJon Cotton
Scott Matthews chronology
Passing Stranger
(2006)
Elsewhere
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
Pop Matters4/10 stars [2]
BBCFavourable [3]

Passing Stranger is the debut album of British singer-songwriter, Scott Matthews, and was originally released in April 2006, before being re-issued by Island Records in October of the same year. The album contains the singles "Elusive", "Dream Song" and "Passing Stranger". After Scott won the Ivor Novello Award for 'Best Song Lyrically and Musically' for "Elusive", a deluxe edition of the album was re-released, and was made available on 25 June 2007.[4]

The album features ten full-length songs and seven short instrumental or minimal pieces.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Scott Matthews.

  1. "Little Man Tabla Jam Pt.1" – 0:40
  2. "Dream Song" – 4:42
  3. "The Fool's Fooling Himself" – 4:01
  4. "Eyes Wider Than Before" – 3:36
  5. "Blue In The Face Again" – 1:11
  6. "Sweet Scented Figure" – 4:31
  7. "Passing Stranger" – 4:32
  8. "Prayers" – 3:15
  9. "Musical Interval" – 1:11
  10. "Still Fooling" – 0:21
  11. "City Headache" – 4:59
  12. "Nylon Instrumental" – 0:19
  13. "Elusive" – 3:42
  14. "Earth To Calm" - 4:17
  15. "White Feathered Medicine" - 5:45
  16. "Little Man Tabla Jam Pt. 2" - 0:34
  17. "Bruno Finale" - 2:19

A deluxe two-disc edition was released in 2007 containing new recordings (on disc 2), produced by John Leckie and featuring a string quartet:

  1. "Dream Song" – 4:37
  2. "Eyes Wider Than Before" – 4:00
  3. "Elusive" – 3:43
  4. "City Headache" – 4:47
  5. "The Fool's Fooling Himself" – 3:59

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pop Matters review
  3. ^ BBC review
  4. ^ "Black Country - Entertainment - Scott 'Ivor Novello' Matthews". BBC. 2007-06-18. Retrieved 2012-03-05.

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