Atomic 10 And Other Sinatra Dreams

Atomic 10 And Other Sinatra Dreams

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Terry Clarke’s music is infused with the warm, breezy subtleties of Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael and the rough-hewn, hard-living country of Johnny Cash. He has the kind of street poetry and vivid imagery at his fingertips that make a listener nostalgic for the golden age of the carefully weighted, finely drawn song.

Whether he is calling  up the spirit of the blues, tearing through a good, honest rock & roll song,  introducing you to one of his flesh, blood and bone character studies or breaking your heart with a lonesome lament, his work has the weight of history behind it – the history that gave us Son House, Dion DiMucci, Springsteen, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Webb and Mercer – it was only a matter of time before he collected his thoughts and feelings about Mr Frank Sinatra, the most important singer and interpreter of song of the modern age. “But”, he says, “it takes a lot of years to work up the courage to approach Frank Sinatra. And even then, you should do it carefully.

“But,” he adds. “If you do write with Frank Sinatra on your shoulder you have no constraints stylistically because he did everything. Musically he mapped every territory.

These recordings comprise a 16 piece song cycle, observations of and impressions of the world and life  of Frank Sinatra.

Imaginings of a father talking to his children, the memories of Trini Lopez, the Frank Sinatra who was a painter and Clarke’s own time spent in Hoboken, New Jersey inform these songs.

One song has him staking his claim on his life from the grave, another is a reverie for his love of desert life in Palm Springs.

They speak of the man who could whisper a bossa nova or stand in front of Count Basie’s band and ride it like a rocket ship.

It’s said that on Saint Patricks Day, everybody wants to be Irish … with bloodlines to Sligo on the west coast of Ireland, Clarke has that.

If you grew to the groove of Dion and Frankie Valli you wished you had some Italian blood. Elvis loved Dean Martin and Mario Lanza in equal measure.

David Bowie, Scott Walker, Jim Morrison and P.J. Proby are all Frank Sinatra’s children from Terry Clarke’s viewpoint.\

www.terryclarke.com


Tracks:

On The Ropes
  1. 1. On The Ropes
  2. 2. Does This Bus Stop At Las Vegas? Feat. Kate Clarke
  3. 3. Frank
  4. 4. Hoboken
  5. 5. Trini Lopez Said
  6. 6. Atomic 10
  7. 7. Hole In One
  8. 8. Orange Is The Happiest Colour
  9. 9. Frank And Eva
  10. 10. Drive Me Home. Feat. Kate Clarke
  11. 11. Paint Me Blue
  12. 12. Take Me To The Desert
  13. 13. It’s All Life
  14. 14. California Sunset
  15. 15. The Last Italian Vampire
  16. 16. The Lost Dream

1 review for Atomic 10 And Other Sinatra Dreams

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robert

    R2 Music Magazine

    TERRY CLARKE
    Atomic 10 And Other Sinatra Dreams
    (RUSH) http://WWW.RUSHMUSIC.CO.UK

    * * * * *

    After carving an apparent niche as a country-rock artist, all went quiet on disc following the issue of
    Green Voodoo In 2002.
    Now the silence ends with this impressionistic and self-composed sixteen track ‘concept’ concerning not so much what Frank Sinatra did as how he felt.
    Yet, while Clarke shares the same baritone range, there’s no explicit emulation of his subject’s emotive texture beyond an element of vocal daredevilry in a supple and forthrightly English – accented delivery darker in timbre than of yore. Moreover, as expected from a child of rock’n’roll rather than the swing era.

    Terry’s approach isn’t as tangible to mainstream pop as Sinatra, Vikki Carr, Tony Bennett, Eydie Gorme, Jack Jones and the rest of that Las Vegas shower.
    This means that if you don‘t find ‘quality‘ entertainers like them even halfway bearable, you can still enjoy Atomic 10. . . for its resilient studio performances and Rob Boughton‘s inventive, state-of-the-art production. Crucially, however, it lives in the excellence of such songs as “The Last Italian Vampire’, ‘It’s All Life’ (penned with backing singer Kate Clarke), ‘Orange Is The Happiest Colour‘ and. my most immediate fave, ‘Drive Me Home’. Alan Clayson

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On The Ropes // Atomic 10 and Other Sinatra Dreams
  1. On The Ropes // Atomic 10 and Other Sinatra Dreams
  2. Does This Bus Stop At Las Vegas? Feat. Kate Clarke // Atomic 10 and Other Sinatra Dreams
  3. Frank // Atomic 10 and Other Sinatra Dreams
  4. Hoboken // Atomic 10 and Other Sinatra Dreams
  5. Trini Lopez Said // Atomic 10 and Other Sinatra Dreams
  6. Atomic 10 // Atomic 10 and Other Sinatra Dreams
  7. Hole In One // Atomic 10 and Other Sinatra Dreams
  8. Orange Is The Happiest Colour // Atomic 10 and Other Sinatra Dreams
  9. Frank And Eva // Atomic 10 and Other Sinatra Dreams
  10. Drive Me Home. Feat. Kate Clarke // Atomic 10 and Other Sinatra Dreams
  11. Paint Me Blue // Atomic 10 and Other Sinatra Dreams
  12. Take Me To The Desert // Atomic 10 and Other Sinatra Dreams
  13. It’s All Life // Atomic 10 and Other Sinatra Dreams
  14. California Sunset // Atomic 10 and Other Sinatra Dreams
  15. The Last Italian Vampire // Atomic 10 and Other Sinatra Dreams
  16. The Lost Dream // Atomic 10 and Other Sinatra Dreams