Anna Maria Stjärnell

photo: Everett B. Wilson 1961

Review of On A Shingle Near Yapton in “Collected Sounds” (March 2012) by Anna Maria Stjärnell:

I’ve reviewed David Francis in the past, and his new album is a strong effort. He has a singular style and a way with words. “Dream London” is a fittingly dreamy effort, Francis’ vocal supported by guitar and strings. “Song of the Earth” is a sensitive, eco-friendly song that Francis and his collaborator John Mono handle well. “Shores of Inhumanity” has surreal yet believable lyrics about man’s inhumanity and a tune that’s memorable. “Anthem for Green England” closes the album on a good note, Francis painting a picture of a world desired. It’s a good record and then some.