Sell, Sell, Sell

Sell, Sell, Sell

by David GrayDavid Gray
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David Gray's spare, home-recorded White Ladder, issued Stateside in 2000 by Dave Matthews's ATO Records label, will surely be remembered as the Welsh singer-songwriter's breakthrough album. But his hard-earned success was a long time in coming. Released in 1996 on the heels of two stately, introspective albums, Sell Sell Sell finds the singer indulging for the first time in the full arrangements of a rock band, adding touches of piano, organ, and synths. While Gray's evocative, Celtic-favored vocals resonate sweetly on "Hold on to Nothing" and spit bitterness on the title cut, Sell Sell Sell is marked by a lush sound more in keeping with albums from American kin like the Jayhawks or Matthews's band. Failing, however, to live up to its title, Sell Sell Sell wound up getting Gray dropped from his label, despite his aggressive touring with the Matthews Band and Radiohead. He couldn't have known it at the time, but Gray's frustration with major labels and big-budget recordings would prompt him to record and release the low-key, low budget White Ladder and, ironically, find the success that had so long eluded him. Now reissued and reaching new hordes of fans, Sell Sell Sell stands as a gorgeous, dynamic folk-inspired rock album that invites and rewards rediscovery.

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Release Date: 09/26/2000
Label: Nettwerk Records
UPC: 0067003015325
catalogNumber: 30153

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