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Uncut Diamond

May 2004 . Alex’s new CD ‘Uncut Diamond’ was released by Amphora records. A heartfelt return to basics, this acoustic release combined intimate and reflective lyrics and a fresh and earthy production. The self–produced set once again featured the talents of Cece Giannotti, Joan Vinyals, Gaby Katz, and Roger Blavia with first time musical collaborations with Joe Lewis and Joan Pau Cumellas. Alex began promoting the Uncut Diamond with live dates and interviews in September 2005. ‘I wanted to make an honest acoustic record, a collection of songs that articulated what I was feeling at the time and that sounded like me'. Many of the vocal and acoustic guitar tracks were recorded in single takes helping to give the album a fresh feel and being free from any commercial pressures and aims allowed Alex to focus on the basics - writing songs for their own sake and for his own pleasure. The CD was picked up by Acoustic Music Records in Germany and released by the label and distributed by Rough Trade in Northern Europe. Thanks to leading online retailer CD selecting the album as an 'Editor's Pick', a steady stream of albums has been sold in the USA and 15 other countries to date.. Critical acclaim in the music press from Spain to Germany means people are beginning to connect with the release in Europe. A video was shot in 35 mm film by director Sergi Barbera. he CD received airplay in Germany and on BBC radio in the UK. Live dates have included he Open Strings festival in Osnabruck Germany, Barcelona Spain and a sell out concert in November 2007 in Alex's homeown of Stroud, Gloucestershire in he UK. Guitarra Total Magazine's Director Joan Sanmarti, described the album like this:

'Inspired songs, exquisite production and excellent musicianship. A truly magnificent collection of songs. Music to let yourself go'.

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