October 6, 2009

Quote of the Week: David McAlmont

Michael Nyman and David McAlmont

First, the quote:
Aging homosexuals standing around in tight muscle t-shirts, talking about the latest DJs, need to go be given a copy of “Death In Venice”
And now the news:

David McAlmont and the composer Michael Nyman have recorded an album together. Like a bolt out of the blue, it's released on October 26 and is called The Glare (which comes from a song on the record about Susan Boyle). McAlmont took Nyman compositions and wrote lyrics for them based on news stories. The first single Take The Money and Run is below. David's myspace also has a sampler for the album.

I have such respect for McAlmont. He has one of the most beautiful voices of our time and he has always remained true to his muse, only doing work he believes in. He is most known for one of the top ten best songs of the 90's, Yes, which he did with Bernard Butler (watch the video here), but he had several good solo albums. If you don't have his Craig Armstrong collaboration, a ballad called Snow, you simply must get it. Ask no questions, just trust.

McAlmont and Nyman Take The Money And Run:

McAlmont and David Arnold Diamonds Are Forever:

Brilliant! And yes, Rufus Wainwright, David did it first.


Martin said...

Oh, *yummy*. I assume that there's no US release date in the works?

xolondon said...

Not yet. Typical!

mcalmont and nyman said...

Can you help me with my blog. I can't figure it out. Can you see it now that I'm following you?

xolondon said...

Is that you, beautiful? I will email you.

DanProject76 said...

The trail from my tweet about it to here and then back again continues!

I bloody love David McAlmont, the man should be a huge star, been a fan right from the Thieves project to the Bernard Butler era and the solo bits in between. Now all we need is the 'missing' solo album to be released.

babs said...

Great quote. Slightly on the catty side, but excellent.