His first non-cassette solo album, The Greatest Living Englishman, was produced by XTC's Andy Partridge and had some songs arranged by Dave Gregory, and was a critical success. Commercially, it remains his most popular and successful album. It was followed by three more albums (The Off White Album, produced by Louis Philippe, The Spirit Cage and Radio . In 2004 Newell released an album of light jazz songs, The Light Programme. The album was not particularly successful commercially but his next album A Summer Tamarind returned to his usual style and was much more warmly received.
The Greatest Living Englishman. This song is by Martin Newell and appears on the album The Greatest Living Englishman (1993). In liberty bags and pink carnationsAnd whistle from Savile RowI measured my life in invitationsBut it seems a long time ago. Ah, some you win, some you loseI never had those guilty blues. How they'd love to see me nowA prisoner in the towerI was the greatest living EnglishmanDebts but very few regretsUp in the misty minaretsI was the greatest living Englishman.
Songs start at USD . 9. Released: 1 Jan 1993. 1993 Cherry Red Records. More By Martin Newell. The Greatest Living Englishman. Playing, as always, like a snapshot of English life, it's the most suitable introduction to Newell's work, not in the least because it's one of his few albums that's reasonably obtainable without a major effort.
Martin Newell chronology. The Greatest Living Englishman is the debut solo album by English musician Martin Newell, released in November 1993. It was produced, engineered, and mastered by XTC's Andy Partridge, and recorded in his shed on a budget less than £12,000. The album was well-received by critics and ultimately became the most acclaimed of Newell's career. Partridge was contacted to produce the album after his band XTC had gone on strike against their label Virgin Records. Newell submitted 20 of what he considered his best songs to Partridge, but most were rejected. Partridge thought "Martin was a bit shocked at me telling him this. But I started the way I intended to go on which was to be honest with hi. .He wrote some great stuff after that.
Performer:Martin Newell Genre: Rock / Pop Title: The Greatest Living Englishman Released: 1993 Style: Art Rock, Pop Rock MP3 version ZIP size: 1148 mb FLAC version RAR size: 1288 mb Rating: 4.1 Votes: 617 Other Formats: WMA MIDI XM AIFF AA VOC WAV
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