In its pursuit of unearthing previously unheard music from the planet’s four corners, Real World has never ignored Western rock and pop. No-one’s disqualified. And in Akron, Ohio, the label (or, rather Peter Gabriel himself) found Joseph Arthur, a singer-songwriter with high-proof creative juices oozing out of every pore.
2000’s ‘Come To Where I’m From’ was his second album for the label. Co-produced by the mighty T-Bone Burnett, it’s a dense, attractively claustrophobic record, full of delightful contradictions: unnerving and reassuring, raw and yet meticulously compiled.
Put simply, Joe’s sickeningly talented.
The Independent (2000) (UK)
this beautiful record is further proof that the singer-songwriter is alive and inspired .
Mojo (2000) (UK)
…(T-Bone Burnett, take a bow) and boasting a subtle, imaginative stylistic mix, Joseph Arthur is an American original and headnshoulders above the likes of Beck.
Uncut (2000) (UK)