I loved Tony Christie’s Made in Sheffield album and I am very pleased that the follow up, Now’s The Time, is almost as good.
This track is stunning. 7 Hills is a country style soul duet (albeit with an electronic back beat) with Roisin Murphy, the golden voice of Moloko.
I also really like Get Christie which features a sample from Roy Budd’s soundtrack to Get Carter with some great Jarvis Cocker penned lyrics, and the album’s storming finale, Something Better, which descends into a genuine 60s style soul freak out.
Great tune, solid album, top bloke.
Here’s the incomparable Born to cry too