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Cardinal - Hymns album FLAC

  • Performer: Cardinal
  • Title: Hymns
  • Genre: Rock / Pop
  • Country: UK
  • Released: 2012
  • Style: Indie Rock
  • MP3 album: 1743 mb
  • FLAC album: 1918 mb
  • Rating: 4.9/5
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Cardinal  - Hymns album FLAC

Cardinal is the debut album by Cardinal, the collaborative project of American indie rock musicians Eric Matthews and Richard Davies. If You Believe in Christmas Trees" – 3:59. You've Lost Me There" – 4:28. Public Melody – 1:35. Dream Figure" – 3:01. Tough Guy Tactics" – 2:26. Angel Darling" – 2:52. Singing to the Sunshine" – 2:46. Silver Machines" – 3:54. Forest Theme" – 0:43.

The original 1994 Cardinal album was met with a flurry of acclaim, but its spending many years out of print- it was finally reissued in 2005- meant not many people heard it after that initial burst. The American half of the duo, Eric Matthews, went on to have a successful career, releasing solo albums and arranging for a lengthy list of other artists, including Elliott Smith, Tahiti 80, and the Dandy Warhols This is not to say Hymns doesn't have its moments. The first time Matthews hits us full-force with the brass, on "Carbolic Smoke Ball", it imparts a Bacharachian sweep to a song that otherwise walks in place.

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Surviving Paris (Instrumental).

On the debut double album Cardinal Sins, Contrary Virtues, Hymns create a unique, yet timeless sound. These beautiful, but perfectly serious, joyless songs of Apocalypse rely on the vocals of the Sam who screams as convincingly and genuinely as anyone. Big guitars with intricate drums and a vocal line that's far from priest like. This album is delivered with enough vitriol to fuel a thousand Death Metal acts. Live is where Hymns excel, rigging the guitar through two.

Cardinal fans had long given up on hearing another album from Richard Davies and Eric Matthews, whose partnership dissolved in acrimony after a single LP - but did lead to a couple of charming solo albums from each. Then, no less than 17 years later, the duo quickly and quietly pumped out a sophomore follow-up, Hymns. If the intended result for fans is just hearing the combination of Davies' arch lyrics with Matthews' majestic arrangements and occasional breathy backing vocals, then it's mission accomplished.

18 years after the release of their landmark self-titled debut, Cardinal - the recording collaboration between Richard Davies and Eric Matthews - are preparing to unveil their long awaited new album. The new record, entitled Hymns, picks up where their debut left off - well-crafted, layered orchestral pop, with Matthews' multi-instrumental talents enhancing Davies' sublime songwriting gems.

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A1 Northern Soul
Lead Vocals – Richard*Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar [12-string, Intro] – Luis*Vocals, Bass, Harpsichord, Electric Guitar [12-string], Trumpet, Drums, Tape [Tenor Recorder], Percussion – Eric*
A2 Carbolic Smoke Ball
Lead Vocals, Electric Guitar – Richard*Vocals, Bass, Drums, Programmed By [Drum Programming], Electric Guitar [Slide], Trumpet, Trumpet [Piccolo] – Eric*
A3 Her
Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – Richard*Lead Vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Guitar [12-string], Trumpet, Trombone – Eric*Strings – 451 Philharmonic
A4 Love Like Rain
Lead Vocals, Electric Guitar – Richard*Vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar [Lead] – Eric*
A5 General Hospital
Lead Vocals – Richard*Vocals, Piano, Trumpet, Trombone – Eric*
B1 Kal
Drums – Malcolm "The Basher" Travis*Electric Guitar [Lead] – Steve BrodskyLead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Richard*Strings – 451 PhilharmonicVocals, Bass, Electric Guitar [Slide], Electric Piano, Electric Guitar [Tremolo], Melodica, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trombone, Timpani – Eric*
B2 I Am A Roman Gypsy
Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Richard*Mellotron – Luis*Vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Trumpet, Percussion – Eric*
B3 Rosemary Livingstone
Acoustic Guitar – Luis*Lead Vocals – Richard*Vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Percussion – Eric*
B4 Surviving Paris (Instrumental)
Harpsichord, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Trumpet, Percussion – Eric*Woodwind – 451 Philharmonic
B5 Radio Birdman
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano – Luis*Lead Vocals – Richard*Vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar [Ebo], Trumpet – Eric*


  • Mastered By – Tony Lash
  • Producer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Eric Matthews
  • Recorded By [Richard Davies Vocals And Guitars] – David Minehan, Larry Lachmann, Luis Leal
  • Written-By – Matthews* (tracks: A5, B4, B5), Davies* (tracks: A1 to A5, B1 to B3, B5)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 09236 12161 5

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
FIRECD216 Cardinal Hymns ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Fire Records FIRECD216 UK 2012
FIRECD216 Cardinal Hymns ‎(CD, Album, Die) Fire Records FIRECD216 UK 2012

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