In Another Life: RNR magazine (RocknReel)

Here’s a four star review by Nick Toczek in RNR magazine.

Lamont is a storyteller whose entertaining, tongue-in-cheek lyrics are delivered with self-assured laconic panache.

If you were this Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter, you’d surely be sick of saying “No, not that Norman Lamont.” In Another Life‘s overall tone is set by pleasantly catchy opener End of Tears with its countrified pop in the Nick Lowe mould.  Track two, Green Lights All The Way, has a typically colloquial lyric telling a tale of luck complete with a sub-chorus of ‘jammy bugger’.

Third up is a reworking of Lamont’s classic, The Ballad of Bob Dylan, a fun, lightweight romp through an encounter with an escaped mental patient claiming to be Bob Dylan.

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Lamont is a storyteller whose entertaining, tongue-in-cheek lyrics are delivered with self-assured laconic panache. These come beautifully packaged by his accomplished backing quartet and assorted guest musicians, as amply demonstrated on the lusciously lustrous Indo-Eastern Bamboo.

There’s a late-night lazy jazz-club feel to the end-of-a-relationship The Goodbye Song. This is followed by the album’s infectious reggaefied title song, and obvious single. Once again, his cynically clever lyric stands out.

Love (As When) is a touching love song that precedes the fractured romance of rocker You Made Me Do It.  The melancholy Damn Grey, the jauntier but regret-filled vaudeville Had and keyboard rocker Until I Found You complete this minor gem.

Nick Toczek