Born in the UK before arriving in New York via Amsterdam and California, Antony Hegarty released his self-titled debut as Antony and the Johnsons in 1998 on the smal Durtro label in 1998. The album was re-relased by Secretly Canadian two years later and again in 2004, this time on Antony's growing status which culminated in the Mercury Prize winning I Am a Bird Now, released a year later. The Crying Light - the arguably as good if not better follow up - was released in early 2009.
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I still remember the first time I heard the sound of Antony Hegarty’s voice. “You have to hear this”, a friend had said, and he was right. Much like departed greats Nina Simone and Jeff Buckley, the English-born New Yorker can make time appear to stand still simply by opening...
Here’s something you don’t get very often: a follow-up to a word-of-mouth hit that doesn’t go for the commercial jugular. After the gushing praise, awards and half-a-million sales that greeted Antony’s last album, he appeared to be prime for the spit ‘n’...