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    David Gray

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    Genre:Alternative, Pop, Ethnic/Folk, Rock
    Rank:627
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    4.5/5 from 2 users
    Albums:14
    Songs:182

    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1
    3,461 4.8/5
    This Year's Love lyrics
    2
    3,866
    We're Not Right lyrics
    3
    4,777 2.0/5
    Nightblindness lyrics
    4
    4,825 4.6/5
    Babylon lyrics
    5
    4,829
    My Oh My lyrics
    6
    4,919
    Silver Lining lyrics
    7
    5,353 5.0/5
    Please Forgive Me lyrics
    8
    5,705
    White Ladder lyrics
    9
    6,155 4.8/5
    Say Hello Wave Goodbye lyrics
    10
    6,228 4.6/5
    Smoke Without Fire lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1
    294 4.3/5
    White Ladder [1998]
    2
    2,440 5.0/5
    Greatest Hits, David Gray [2007]
    3
    6,884
    A New Day At Midnight [2002]
    4
    7,270
    A Century Ends [1993]
    5
    7,540 5.0/5
    The EP's 92-94 [2001]
    6
    8,082
    Flesh [1994]
    7
    8,342
    Shine: Best Of The Early Years [2007]
    8
    8,834
    Lost Songs [2001]
    9
    9,047
    Sell Sell Sell [1996]
    10
    4.0/5
    Life In Slow Motion [2005]

    Biography

    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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