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Simon Francis - Rose of Jericho

Thursday 24th September, 2020

Singer Songwriter Simon Francis latest release Rose of Jericho is a masterclass in songwriting, musicianship and production. 10/10

Simon Francis - Rose of Jericho

We have had this album on repeat a number of days now and if good auld 60s/70s rock and roll is your thing then this is going to blow you away. A gem of an album Francis covers a number of styles showing knowledge and experience as a songwriter.

There is a real classic album feel to Rose of Jericho. Move Away has a Motown style intro kicking the album off leading to the reggae infused Rose of Jericho (title track). The Way You Move scorching guitar lines show Francis expertise as a musician and ability to rock while the beautiful Wonderful - featuring fellow musician Shane Brannigan showcases Francis songwriting skills.

Frances explores funk with Jack & Jill Blues and bluegrass with The More I Lie. Home's positive tempo finishes off what is truly a remarkable album with so many styles.

Simon Francis - Rose of Jericho

The whole process gave me the opportunity to explore themes of self-awareness, life, death, memories, love, faith, family, salvation and journeys of meaning. I challenged myself to expand my musical limits, writing, arranging, playing about 25 different instruments, producing and finalising this album in just three months. - Simon Francis

We can not recommend this album more highly. A definite 10/10 with every track being top class. A must hear.

Rose of Jericho

Simon Francis

Rose of Jericho Album