Mid Air by Paul Buchanan
Paul Buchanan, the lead singer for The Blue Nile, has finally released his first solo album, Mid Air, eight years after the last Blue Nile record.
Buchanan’s voice is graced with the hushed tonality of a Sinatra-era crooner and the record is essentially a collection of ballads that sits well with the plaintive quality of timeless Blue Nile classics A Walk Across the Rooftops and Hats. Until that final Blue Nile release, we have this cherished offering as well as Allan Brown’s excellent book on the group,
Michael Awosoga-Samuel is a bookseller and music specialist at Readings Carlton.