Clint Bradley – Everything That I Hold Dear, While the new single release from our British buckaroo friend Clint Bradley is not specifically Western by content, it is nicely multi-purpose. It asks a question that applies in various contexts including the Western one: “Am I a relic born too late into a world that loves to hate Everything That I Hold Dear?” Or, as Bradley states in the liner notes, the song is “a lament for a generation at odds with the agenda of change.”
As is always the case with a Clint Bradly release, the production and performances are superlative. Bradley’s clarion tenor lead vocal is at once expressive and musical. He also supplies harmonies and acoustic guitar. His support here comes from his co-producer and engineer Darren Allen (electric guitar/acoustic guitar/percussion), Dave Luke (acoustic guitar/mandolin), Connie Everard (double bass) and Danny Kelly (drums). Obviously the song will be available for download, but also as a CD single and an actual vinyl 45 RPM record backed with his popular song “Running Gun!” Truly a case of “what goes around comes around!” (And around and around…)
Clint tells us he has been working on new material and, if all is going according to plan, he may be recording Album #3 as you read this. ‘Can’t wait!!! Highly recommended.
Song availability: (through clintbradly.co.uk and the usual online sources).
– by Rick Huff
Clint Bradley – Everything That I Hold Dear