Wow, we’ve been bowled over by the response to Amy Speace’s new album, Me And The Ghost Of Charlemagne, which was released just over a week ago.
Uncut Magazine called the album “Sweeping in reach, magisterial in design” whilst Folk Radio said Speace is “one of the great contemporary Americana singer-songwriters, a voice that can send shivers down the spine, lyrics that squeeze the heart until it bleeds.”
You can find more of the review highlights below and follow the links to read them in full.
Me And The Ghost Of Charlemagne is sweeping in reach, magisterial in design”
Uncut 8/10 – read the full review
“Me And The Ghost Of Charlemagne is distinguished by a succession of sparse confessionals, catapulted above the norm by one of the purest and most eloquent voices in Americana today.”
Record Collector ★★★★ – read the full review
“..the album is, without question, a success. It’s open-hearted songs are a shoulder to lean on. One to file near Gretchen Peters.”
RnR Magazine ★★★★ – read the full review
“With mesmerising lyrics and a determined motive, ‘Me And The Ghost Of Charlemagne’ is unique and somewhat unpredictable making it a very captivating listen.”
Maverick ★★★★ – read the full review
“In my book, Amy Speace is one of the great contemporary Americana singer-songwriters, a voice that can send shivers down the spine, lyrics that squeeze the heart until it bleeds. Her latest album is yet another masterpiece, songs about the clash between dreams and reality, of trials and triumphs and trying to make sense of life with its swings and roundabouts. In a line of magnificent albums stretching back to 2002’s Fable, this is her best yet.”
Folk Radio – read the full review
“Amy Speace has produced an impressive album with ‘Me and the Ghost of Charlemagne‘, serious in intent and beautifully written, played and sung. These are not songs that are easily forgotten. In the crowded array of singer-songwriters there are precious few who are writing at this level, and fewer yet who can deliver their musical vision so completely and with such conviction. ‘Me and the Ghost of Charlemagne‘is not an album to be missed. Amy Speace’s new album is complex and literate and powerfully asserts its right to be heard.”
Americana UK 9/10 – read the full review
“The eleven tracks are musically sparse, but lyrically rich, resulting in perhaps her most mature and articulate album to date, as she effortlessly blends the sounds of roots, country, pop, folk and gospel, to create something quite mesmerising… I believe this will be the album of Speace’s career.”
Fatea – read the full review
“Me And The Ghost Of Charlemagne emerges categorically as a work of art, theatrically gracing a lavish canvas.. the most glorious of records and an outstanding reminder to what an all-round talent she is.”
Three Chords and The Truth – read the full review
“[Amy Speace] once again demonstrates her exquisite capabilities at telling elaborates stories through her music, the ones that sweep us off our feet, immerse us in the depth of her dreams and make us sway to the power of her voice.”
Music Talkers – read the full review
Watch Amy performing “Standing Rock Standing Here” from the new album live for DittyTV.