253 – The Charlatans – Loving You Is Easy (2004)
Written by Blunt/Brookes/Burgess/M. Collins/Rogers
Produced by James Spencer and The Charlatans
There’s something to admire about The Charlatans collective survivalist spirit. By 2004, not even a death, an imprisonment, a bout of testicular cancer, a swindling accountant and a bass player recovering from a nervous breakdown could stop them. Whilst most bands of their era were either gone or fizzling out, they went and bloody delivered one of their best long players (“Up At The Lake”). Even more astonishing, they release an outstanding single that contains dual vocals from Tim Burgess and the seriously underrated keyboardist Tony Rogers. I’m still in awe that they managed to put a record out, never mind something as sublime and classy as this. An incredible achievement.