If you like albums that make you smile and are chock-full of hummable tunes then can I point in the direction of Frank Ciampi’s excellent “Big top woman”?
I heard of the album through one of Not Lame’s collection of MP3 samples and i’m so pleased that Bruce pushed it in my direction because it’s a definite contender for my audities top five for 2008.
Frank writes music for television and obviously knows how to construct a piece of music and this has resulted in a great, great pop album which really hangs together.
From the Bowie-esque thrust of the opening of “Big Top Woman” through the light, bouncy Beatles’ jaunt of “Madaline Maybe” and on to the Beach Boys “Waiting for someone” it’s a like a lucky dip where every prize is a keeper.
My favourite track from the album stands out from the rest by being a beautfully laid back number on an acoustic guitar.
You can get it from Not Lame here.