Sounding more like his old man with every passing year, Baxter Dury also sounds more confident than ever on Prince of Tears, his fifth album. Picking up where he left off on 2014's It's a Pleasure, Dury populates Prince of Tears with a rocky, Euro-disco, tongue-in-cheek allusion to his father's peak, which also provides useful support for his song-poems.
Prince Of Tears’ is an adult break-up record. It’s also a Baxter Dury one, which is to say, it’s despairing, comically cutting and never dreary. Dury’s always been keen to play down his talents, aware of his privilege as the son of Ian Dury, but on his fifth album his composition skills are as insuppressible as his trademark humour.
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Baxter Dury, born in 1971, just about qualifies for middle age. He released his first album, Len Parrot’s Memorial Lift, in 2002 aged 30, so he’s never been a particularly youthful singer, although he had a child star moment as a five-year-old on the cover of dad Ian Dury’s New Boots and Panties!! in 1977. His last album It’s a Pleasure just missed the top 40 and Prince Of Tears should build on that success. For the record, Ian Dury was all set to launch in France until label supremo Eddie Barclay discovered he was having an affair with his girlfriend and put an end to his ambitions there and then. If Baxter is now a pop star across the channel, it stands to reason that Prince of Tears sounds more French - or at least more Gainsbourgian - than anything he’s previously done. The swooping strings?
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This album has an average beat per minute of 118 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 76/158 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Prince of Tears. BPM Profile Prince of Tears. Album starts at 110BPM, ends at 148BPM (+38), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Baxter Dury.
Baxter Dury's fifth album is a heartbreak record – done the British way: in a brisk 28 minutes, as if to say, ‘Chin up, mate, get on with it. I got the fire brigade round to put out sandbanks around my emotions, he quipped recently. So ‘Prince Of Tears’ is an adult break-up record. Musically, this is also a long way from the trill singing voice he employed on his folky debut album ‘Len Parrot’s Memorial Lift’ in 2002. Famously he’d only sung publicly for the first time a couple of years before at his father Ian Dury’s funeral
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