Bill Fay – Life Is People 8/10
Fay’s voice is somewhere between Dylan and Cave. He’s not in the same league as a poet or singer, but compensates with engaging arrangements that range from sparse piano to lush, early-Floydian strings and Hammond organ. There’s even a gospel choir. And it all works. It’s a one of a kind album that offers a huge reward to the patient listener.
Perhaps buoyed by a second chance to click with record buyers, Fay in 2012 sounds more assured than on his pair of venerable 70’s albums. Welcome back, Bill.
Fay was on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme Sept 11. Hear it HERE at 2hrs 39mins (Alas, UK only)