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Spirit Touches Ground
Josh Clayton-Felt
Spirit Touches Ground
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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Though this album is joyous and brimming with fanciful, free-floating spirituality, it may be hard for fans of Josh Clayton-Felt to hear it without a bittersweet mix of emotions. Clayton-Felt passed away after a mercifully...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: Josh Clayton-Felt
Title: Spirit Touches Ground
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Dreamworks
Release Date: 2/12/2002
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Style: Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 600445036123, 0600445036123

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Though this album is joyous and brimming with fanciful, free-floating spirituality, it may be hard for fans of Josh Clayton-Felt to hear it without a bittersweet mix of emotions. Clayton-Felt passed away after a mercifully brief battle with cancer in January, 2000, and this album--long-plagued by record company travails even during his life--is the final, compelling musical testimony of the School of Fish mainstay who turned solo artist. Cynics might foolishly dismiss its rich musicality and adventurous melodic sense as old school, but Clayton-Felt seems less interested in convincing skeptics than he is in cutting through ephemeral fashion to follow his heart. It's an album whose classic-rock sensibility evokes everything from early-'70s Motown to Lennon-McCartney, Difford-Tilbrook, and Jeff Buckley, crucially without a whiff of cheap nostalgia. The confident shuffle "Building Atlantis" and the bluesy "Invisible Tree" prove Clayton-Felt still found plenty of life in the traditional rock combo. But it's the fatalistic introspection of liltingly beautiful songs like "Too Cool for This World," "Dragon Fly," "Deer in the Headlights," and "Half Life" that may haunt listeners the longest; rarely do artistic triumph and personal tragedy become so hopelessly entwined--or rewarding. --Jerry McCulley

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How all music should be
Kelly | St. Louis, MO USA | 02/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There is no one better than Josh Clayton-Felt. The guy can write. He can sing. He is honest. He is a beautiful person inside and out. If you are considering this purchase.....DO IT NOW. Then come back and get any other Josh Clayton Felt & School of Fish you can find. Lastly, search the net for any others you can't find here My (and soon yours) only regret is that I learned of this very talented individual after he had already passed away. He truly touched me in a very short time. I would've traveled many miles to see Josh in concert. You will see what I mean."
Wow
Jeffrey C. Cerier | Franklin, MA USA | 03/14/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Take the soul and guitar skills of Jimi Hendrix, the talent of Prince, the sophistication and pop hooks of the Beatles, add in a voice that sounds like a young Robert Plant dipped in honey, and sprinkle with the sensibility of Camper van Beethoven and XTC.....and you might get something that approaches this joyful musical masterpiece by Josh Clayton-Felt. It sounds like JCF poured so much of his soul into this that he didn't leave enough for himself to go on. Personally it's hard for me to discover someone with so much talent after he is gone. I love this CD."
Josh Clayton Felt is the best ...
Erwin G. Filiciana | Aruba | 07/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When I first heard about Josh, it was the day he had died after a long battle with cancer. Thats the day I wanted to go and buy the CD ... and I don't regret it ... from the start till the end, Josh's voice sounds great and the songs are what I always wanted to hear. Songs like "Backwards World", "Too Cool for this World", "Waiting to Be", the title track "Spirit Touches Ground" ... and especially "Deer in the Headlights" (my favorite). Josh is simply awesome ... and thanks to the family for giving us this great gift ..."