The Big Takeover, Michael Toland’s Top Ten:

Susan James – Driving Toward the Sun (SJM)

The whole Americana thing has been beaten into the ground over the last couple of decades, which makes a talent like Susan James that much more precious. With a strong sense of pop melody, lyrics that show emotional ambition and a commitment to creating well-crafted music, the Los Angeleno makes Driving Toward the Sun an essential listen for anyone with an ear for music with real heart. Picks to click: “Driving Toward the Sun,” “Mission Bells”

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Now Available!

From Sunstone Records UK,  I'm thrilled to announce that "Sea Glass" has been remastered and is NOW AVAILABLE on vinyl. It includes a brand new track "The Invisible Mrs Lee", beautiful aquamarine vinyl, updated artwork and new liner notes by Sean O'Hagan.

Limited vinyl edition of SEA GLASS can be purshased in the US Here:

In the UK and Europe Here:

Of all my albums, this is my personal favorite.

My deepest thanks to Sunstone Records UK for seeking it out and letting it fly again.