JJ72 – Always And Forever

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Single Review by Mark Bayross

The second single to be taken from JJ72’s impressive second album I TO SKY is ALWAYS AND FOREVER, re-recorded by John Leckie (The Stone Roses, The La’s), giving it a slightly more jangly, less epic, feel.

Much as its predecessor FORMULAE was a celebration of the mundane things in life, ALWAYS AND FOREVER finds Mark Greaney rejoicing the comforts of home and the idea of there being a heaven (ideas which are presumably connected in his mad, Dublin muso mind).

The single comes across two CDs and a limited edition 7”, backed with a number of tracks – new song DOG, a live version of CITY, a session version of NAMELESS, a cover of Chris Isaak’s WICKED GAME, and the John Hillcoat-directed video.

It’s a conservative choice of single, and as such, is not representative of the wonderful album from which it is taken, but is well worth investigating for the extra tracks.

4 stars