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    David Gray

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    Genre:Alternative, Pop, Ethnic/Folk, Rock
    Rank:1435 history »
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    860 4.4/5
    Smoke Without Fire lyrics
    9,701 4.8/5
    This Year's Love lyrics
    3Wisdom lyrics
    4When I Was In Your Heart lyrics
    5Davey Jones' Locker lyrics
    6Gutters Full Of Rain lyrics
    7Freedom lyrics
    8Indeed I Will lyrics
    9Hold On To Nothing lyrics
    10Clean Pair Of Eyes lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    White Ladder [1998]
    6,972 5.0/5
    Greatest Hits, David Gray [2007]
    3Shine: Best Of The Early Years [2007]
    4The EP's 92-94 [2001]
    5Flesh [1994]
    6A Century Ends [1993]
    7A New Day At Midnight [2002]
    Life In Slow Motion [2005]
    9Lost Songs [2001]
    10Sell Sell Sell [1996]


    David Gray is a British singer-songwriter.

    Gray was born on June 13, 1968 (some sources say 1970) in the very wealthy area of Sale, in the northern city of Manchester, United Kingdom. He moved to Wales at age 9 and later returned to the north-west of England to attend the University of Liverpool. His musical career got early support from a dedicated Irish fan base. At an early gig in Ireland, Gray was introduced by comic playwright Pat Ingoldsby.

    After a few marginally successful releases through the 1990s, Gray's breakthrough came with the worldwide release in 1999 of his fourth album, David Gray - White Ladder; this was a critical and commercial success and included his best-known songs, "This Years Love" and "Babylon". In the United States, the album received a boost from jam-band leader Dave Matthews, who made it the first release by the record company he co-founded, ATO Records.

    On August 11, 2001 White Ladder at last reached the top of the UK charts, having been selling steadily since its reissue the previous May, thereby setting a new record for the longest uninterrupted climb to No. 1. The follow-up, A New Day at Midnight, also hit No. 1, and Gray's seventh album, Life In Slow Motion was released on September 12, 2005.

    Gray's early music was in a contemporary folk-rock, singer-songwriter mode; his primary instrument was acoustic guitar, with occasional piano. 1996's Sell Sell Sell featured some rock arrangements and electric instrumentation. Starting with the release of White Ladder in 1999, Gray began to make significant use of computer-generated music to accompany his voice and acoustic instrumentation, a technique which differentiates him from many of his peers. Despite the move to more complex music, Gray has used small-scale, often home-based, recording methods and equipment and espoused a "do it yourself" approach to music production. However, Life in Slow Motion is a collaboration with noted producer Marius de Vries.

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