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"Top 10 albums of 2008"

AMERICANA/ROOTS: Paul Handyside - Future's Dream (Malady Music)

The first solo album from the former member of 1980s indie band Hurrah! was released to great reviews by the critics and almost totally disregarded by the public.

Perhaps the album was overlooked as it doesn't grab you first time but grows slowly with each listening. Maybe it was because Paul Handyside is an articulate craftsman who cares more about the quality of his songs than producing a hit single.

I might be slightly overegging the case, but, in years to come, don't be surprised if you see a musical icon declaring this album as an early influence on their career.

On its release I wrote that I expected to see it featured on the more sensible lists of top albums for 2008. Hence its pride of place here.

RICHARD HILTON - The Morning Star


""Future's dream" review"

...Handyside's solo debut has just enough low-down twang and skipping drumbeats to qualify as Americana, but it's as a singer-songwriter that he excels. His shimmering hymns offer care-worn sensitivity and reflections that are sentimental but not mawkish. And the title track's huge chorus is an absolute joy. - Q Magazine


""Future's dream" review"

...a rootsy acoustic troubadour with a masterful grasp of his craft...an easy listen with cuts like Forever Ending and Let The Lights Go Down achieving rare tenderness and a genuine emotional impact - Mojo


""Future's dream" review"

... Delicate songs and beautiful warmth, sensitive intelligent erudite goodness. Gentle songs, hints of Americana, timeless and personal and lines full of good intent. A master of his craft, impressive and enjoyable, a river of fine song and rather recommended - organmagazine.com


""Future's dream" review"

Beautiful, bleak yet fragile songs, like a brittle Sunday morning - a great record - Orlando weekly


""Future's dream" review"

Exceptionally strong, elegant, darkly shimmering, erudite, intelligent, sensitive but tough songs - Unpeeled.net


Discography

"Future's dream" CD/download album released on Malady Music 2007.
Airplay on Bob Harris BBC Radio 2, BBC in Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland. Also on internet stations across Europe and USA

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Singer songwriter Paul Handyside was founder member of eighties indie group Hurrah! who had several releases on Arista and Kitchenware records. Paul then went on to tour and record with fellow Kitchenware label-mate Martin Stephenson. In 2001 he formed Bronze and released two albums "The statue in the stone " and "A common prayer".
Now solo, Paul's songwriting is a mixture of americana, pop, gospel, folk and 19th century hymns.