Powerful reflection, coupled with a winding guitar led melodies that wander off, at times, but always return to punctuate Richard's banal and bemused philosophizing and mark a much welcomed return from the Verve-ster. This is no better captured than in the freewheeling 'Why Not Nothing' and the mournful 'Cry Til the Morning'. Richard's ability to build up feeling and emotion in songs is second to none. He does it with in with his usual craft on this reflective offering and also finds time to fires out a more positive than normal perspective with pride and, dare say it; contentment, via Keys to the World. Includes a bonus DVD. Virgin. 2006.
1) Why Not Nothing?
2) Music Is Power
3) Break the Night with Colour
4) Words Just Get in the Way
5) Keys to the World
6) Sweet Brother Malcolm
7) Cry Til the Morning
8) Why Do Lovers?
9) Simple Song
10) World Keeps Turning
11) Keys to the World (Interview Footage-DVD)
12) Break the Night with Colour (Live at Kings College-DVD)
13) Why Not Nothing? (Live at Kings College-DVD)
14) Words Just Get in the Way (Live at Kings College-DVD)
15) Break the Night with Colour (Music Video-DVD)