Peter Doherty – Grace / Wastelands

      Grace/Wastelands is the debut solo album from Babyshambles frontman/The Libertines co-frontman Peter Doherty. It was released in the UK on 16 March 2009. The album features contributions from Blur guitarist Graham Coxon (who plays guitar on all the songs on the album apart from “Broken Love Song”)Dot Allison, Peter Wolfe (aka Wolfman), and members of Babyshambles. Most of the songs have been played live or feature in demo form on leaked sessions. Initial critical response to Grace/Wastelands was positive. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 74, based on 22 reviews.
       Heather Phares: ‘Doherty also uses his solo status to expand his musical range, as on the trad jazz homage “Sweet by and By,” and even when he returns to more straightforward rock with “Through the Looking Glass” or “Palace of Bone”‘s fiery folk-rock, it’s never with the fury of the Libertines or Babyshambles. It’s possible that Doherty erred slightly too much on the side of caution and maturity with Grace/Wastelands, but its best moments are so good that it’s hard not to feel a little cheated by how incomplete most of his other post-Libertines work feels compared to it. Even if it’s a little too measured at times, this is the most consistent, and one of the most enjoyable, albums’ to Doherty’s name — regardless of whether it’s Pete or Peter.’

 

Peter Doherty – Grace / Wastelands Tracklist

01. Arcady 0:00
02. Last Of The English Roses 2:53
03. 1939 Returning 7:50
04. A Little Death Around the Eyes 11:01
05. Salome 14:32
06. I Am The Rain 17:47
07. Sweet By And By 21:00
08. Palace of Bone 24:06
09. Sheepskin Tearaway 28:29
10. Broken Love Song 31:12
11. New Love Grows On Trees 34:55
12. Lady Don’t Fall Backwars 38:34
13. Don’t Look Back (Bonus Track) 40:51

Peter Doherty (Vocal / Electric Guitar)
Drew McConnell (Bass)
Mick Whitnail (Electric Guitars)
Stephen Street (Keyboards)
Adam Ficek (Drums)

Peter Doherty - Grace / Wastelands

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