Ray Wilson - Song For A Friend album review
A touching tribute to Ray Wilson’s long-time confidante.
Last year James Lewis died. An old friend of former Genesis singer Ray Wilson — the two lived together when Wilson moved to Edinburgh as an 18-year-old — he’d been confined to a wheelchair since breaking his neck in a swimming pool accident, which he drove off a harbour wall and into the sea. The largely acoustic Song For A Friend tries to make sense of this tragedy and tell other personal tales, and is suffused with an aching, elegiac sadness. That’s not to say it’s miserable. It isn’t.