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  • Summary: The latest release for the artist features contributions from BJ Cole. Sarah Smout, Bridget St John and was produced by Steve Gunn.
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  1. Classic Rock Magazine
    Feb 8, 2019
    90
    This is a beautiful record, a reflection on an extraordinary 50-year career that's more a memory of life than a memento mori. [Mar 2019, p.89]
  2. 85
    If there’s any justice at all, the future ahead after the release of this deeply moving, often mesmerising, sparse yet still richly nuanced album will see Chapman conclude his much-overdue journey to wider renown from the shadows he’s operated in for far too long.
  3. Uncut
    Feb 4, 2019
    80
    A glowering inferno. [Mar 2019, p.24]
  4. Mojo
    Feb 4, 2019
    80
    True North feels both stoic and positive in outlook. [Mar 2019, p.91]
  5. Feb 4, 2019
    80
    Michael Chapman’s songs are gorgeous, dark-tone places, full of the work of musical collaboration, but also haunted and spare. Lovely stuff.
  6. Feb 7, 2019
    80
    Here Chapman obviously revels in his continued ability to mine the emotional, psychological, and spiritual terrain he did in his younger years as a songwriter, while adding experiential depth to his approach through a lifetime of profound musical development. In an enormous catalog, True North stands straight-up alongside his finest recordings.
  7. Feb 4, 2019
    70
    Chapman's singing is True North's major shortcoming. ... His music takes the more difficult path towards what is constant. He's bound to what really exists.

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