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Human Conditions

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Richard Ashcroft
Richard Ashcroft: Phil Poynter/Retna

Human Conditions

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Richard Ashcroft
Producers:
Virgin Records

We gave it an A

You won’t find a better example of British soul than ”Check the Meaning,” the lead track off Human Conditions, the second solo album from Richard Ashcroft, ex-Verve leader. Ashcroft follows that with 10 grand and gorgeous ballads. Though elaborately orchestrated, the songs retain their intimacy, communicated in Ashcroft’s vocals, which, over the years, keep getting warmer.