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Roddy Frame - Surf album

Roddy Frame - Surf album
  • Performer Roddy Frame
  • Title Surf
  • Date of release 2002
  • Country UK
  • Style Folk Rock
  • Other formats VOC MIDI MP4 VQF MP3 RA MOD
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1630 mb
  • Size FLAC 1517 mb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 914

Surf is the second solo album by Scottish singer–songwriter Roddy Frame, first released in the UK on 5 August 2002 via Redemption Records, and in the US on 8 October 2002 via Cooking Vinyl. Surf is notable in that every song on the album was recorded in Roddy Frame's "own front room".

That's not to say that the songs aren't entirely pleasant and the obvious product of a true master of the craft, as Frame's knack for subtlety and nuance makes for near perfect acoustic balladry and sincerely rendered lullabies. As always, his songwriting is clever and consistent, although slipping dangerously close to the realm of modern singer/songwriter quasi-folk in this context.

Although Aztec Camera purported to be a band, it was really just Roddy Frame with trimmings. Surf, his second "solo" album, is Frame shorn of any trimmings whatsoever, being merely the winsome singer and his acoustic guitar, recorded in booming close-up. All of Frame's traditional strengths are here - the yearning voice, the meandering melodies and the none-too-obvious lyrics - but so are his weaknesses.

True North, Cooking Vinyl. spart 117. Roddy Frame. Imperial Records (13).

This album has an average beat per minute of 110 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 84/140 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Album starts at 131BPM, ends at BPM (-131), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Roddy Frame.

Posted 28 Aug 2011 in 00s, Albums of 2002, Albums of the 00s, Folk, Singer, Songwriter, Stephen Dalrymple. Today’s Cool Album of the Day ( in the Series) is Roddy Frame, Surf. I think it would be fair to say that Aztec Camera were one of the very best bands to ever come out of Scotland. And then, 4 years later, came this one, Surf, a quite wondrous creation and very possibly the best album he’s ever made. Now it’s very tempting at this point to lapse into cliché and hit you with the old nothing could have prepared you for this line but in this instance it would simply not be true and in fact the opposite may well be the case. For long term fans this was the album Roddy had been threatening to make for years. Solo songs with just him and his acoustic had long been (sporadic) highlights of Aztec Camera albums, this time he put a bunch of them together on the same album.

Surf is the second solo album by Scottish singer–songwriter Roddy Frame, first released in the UK on 5 August 2002 via Redemption. Singling out "Over You" and "Mixed Up Love" as two of the album's best tracks, he went on to praise Frame's vocals, lyrics, and songwriting ability; "Simplicity is the key, displaying Frame's deft hand with a lyric and mastery of direct songwriting. Best of all is Frame's now beautifully mature voice

Tracklist

1 Over You
2 Surf
3 Small World
4 I Can't Start Now
5 Abloom
6 Tough
7 Big Ben
8 High Class Music
9 Turning The World Around
10 Mixed Up Love
11 For What It Was

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Redemption Records UK Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Redemption Records UK Ltd.
  • Mixed At – Funny Bunny Studios
  • Mastered At – Abbey Road Studios

Credits

  • Mastered By – Chris Blair
  • Mixed By – Jeremy Stacey
  • Producer – Roddy Frame
  • Recorded By, Photography By – Hannah Grace Deller

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 060041 530220

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
COOKCD 225 Roddy Frame Surf ‎(CD, Album) Cooking Vinyl COOKCD 225 UK 2002
TND 282 Roddy Frame Surf ‎(CD, Album) True North, Cooking Vinyl TND 282 Canada 2002
spart 117 Roddy Frame Surf ‎(CD, Album) spinART Records spart 117 US 2002
AEDROD03LP Roddy Frame Surf ‎(LP, Album) AED AEDROD03LP UK 2014
TECI-24131 Roddy Frame Surf ‎(CD, Album) Imperial Records TECI-24131 Japan 2002

Tracklist

1 Over You 3:05
2 Surf 4:15
3 Small World 3:52
4 I Can't Start Now 3:41
5 Abloom 2:17
6 Tough 2:18
7 Big Ben 3:37
8 High Class Music 3:09
9 Turning The World Around 3:16
10 Mixed Up Love 3:14
11 For What It Was 3:02
12 Crossing Newbury Street 4:22
13 Your Smile Stops The Hands Of Time 4:23

Credits

  • Producer – Roddy Frame

Notes

Tracks 12 and 13 are bonus tracks.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (string): 750078011728

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RRUK2 Roddy Frame Surf ‎(CD, Album) Redemption Records RRUK2 UK 2002
COOKCD 225 Roddy Frame Surf ‎(CD, Album) Cooking Vinyl COOKCD 225 UK 2002
TND 282 Roddy Frame Surf ‎(CD, Album) True North, Cooking Vinyl TND 282 Canada 2002
AEDROD03LP Roddy Frame Surf ‎(LP, Album) AED AEDROD03LP UK 2014
TECI-24131 Roddy Frame Surf ‎(CD, Album) Imperial Records TECI-24131 Japan 2002