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Shamus Dark: Through A Glass Darkly

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It's taken a few years, but at last the enigmatic and talented Shamus Dark has released a follow-up to 2013's Trouble In Paradise (Bunker Media, 2013)--the stylish and sophisticated Through A Glass Darkly. The London-based vocalist focused on Songbook classics on his previous release, and for much of this album he does the same, but this time he's delved into post-punk and blues, with songs by Gary Clark, Elvis Costello and the members of Joy Division joining compositions from the ...

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Shamus Dark: Trouble In Paradise

Read "Trouble In Paradise" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Trenchcoats, shades, snap-brim hats, open-necked shirts and loose black ties. Not forgetting the cigarettes and alcohol. Vocalist Shamus Dark has a strong line in film noir visuals to complement the selection of songbook classics that appears on Trouble In Paradise. It's not just the cover photos: the videos that he's created to accompany many of the songs are also rich with that '40s B-movie glamor. This is a fine collection--a left-field take on the classics that reminds us how an ...