Love Against Death

Sean Taylor

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Folk, English
Sean Taylor Songs
March 26, 2012

Format: Compact Disc



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Ace guitarist/songwriter, Sean Taylor is the righteous embodiment of inner-London youth, fighting disaffection through his words and music. His stunning new album defines this moment.

A unique young artist who has truly paid his dues and walked the walk for the past 4 years (over 500 shows and 4 albums) comes of age with the superbly written and recorded "Love Against Death" - a tantalising and gritty journey through these challenging times.

In Sean's own words: "Peace against War. Hope against Hate. Unity against Division. Freedom against Fear. Love against Death".

"The album was born and brought up in Kilburn, north London and comes to you by way of Austin, Texas. I'm an unwilling member of the generation defined by neo liberalism. One of Thatcher's children, who became Blair's adults. This album is a howl against both, a direct response to a world where we are judged by what we consume rather than what we contribute."

"Love Against Death" is a challenge to a reality dominated by greed, inequality, and injustice. "Love Against Death" is the choice we make at every moment, in every relationship, and by every action. It's about taking sides. The album was recorded in the USA by Mark Hallman. After hearing Mark's work, with Eliza Gilkyson in particular, I realised he would be perfect. It was simply a matter of bribery, threat, and persistence. I wanted to capture my live guitar sound, and Mark is the absolute master in this area. As a session guitarist himself, he knows exactly how to record and mix different guitars. He has also produced Carole King, Ani di Franco, Tom Russell, Iain Matthews, as well as working with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Oasis, and Lyle Lovett."

Job done.

Press Quotes

"Absolutely superb guitarist…reminiscent of John Martyn"

Bob Harris (BBC Radio 2)

"Formidable and skilled" ****

Uncut Magazine (Chris Isaak)

"Slow burning, haunting, dextrous picking... Taylor is a find" 8/10

Classic Rock

"An absolutely spellbinding piece of work -one of the finest acoustic blues albums I have heard in years"

Blues Matters

"A consummate artist… compelling… exquisite… original and supremely distinctive"



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Key Value
Catalogue number STCD5
Barcode 5052442001614
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 60g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 8mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Stand Up -
2. Kilburn -
3. Absinthe Moon -
4. Western Intervention -
5. Cassady -
6. Sixteen Tons -
7. Ballad Of A Happy Man -
8. Raglan Road -
9. Heaven -
10. Coal Not Dole -
11. Les Fleurs Du Mal -
12. Hymn -