iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from New Place Now by Plainsong, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

New Place Now

Plainsong

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

Plainsong come across on New Place Now as a quartet of middle-aged buddies having a blast putting a few tunes together. There is no deep concept to the album, no grand ambition or unifying idea. Just a few talented blokes having a grand old time. The general tone is mellow, upbeat, and wistful. Stylistically, the record is as diverse as the personalities of the band members. Iain Matthews brings his pop star craftsmanship. With a little more polish, Matthews' originals like "Stranded" and "What's Wrong With This Picture" would fit right in on either of the singer/songwriter's solo records, Excerpts From Swan Lake and A Tiniest Wham. Clive Gregson plays the role of the traditional folkie, lending a mellow resonant bass to mild folk fare like "Following Amelia" and "Follow My Tears." Andy Roberts, a gruff-accented baritone, wanders into folk's more bucolic regions on the country-inflected "Ricochet" and the lightly Celtic "Penny Black." The fourth Plainsonger, Mark Griffiths, generally lurks in the background behind his bass guitar. Together they have wrought a slightly rugged but ultimately winning album, an album whose most valuable asset is the infectious pleasure its creators obviously took in creating it.

Biography

Formed: 1972

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

A quartet formed by Ian Matthews in 1972 with Andy Roberts, Bob Ronga, and Dave Richards. They released In Search of Amelia Earhart the same year to critical praise but little commercial success. While working on their follow-up, the more country oriented Plainsong III, Ronga quit and Matthews and Richards were unable to agree on the direction the band would take musically. They disbanded before the album's completion. In 1993, a revived interest in the band inspired a new studio album, Dark Side...
Full bio

Listeners Also Bought

New Place Now, Plainsong
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.