A Winter Tale Long is a shy, serious Brit who should appeal to fans of John Mayer and Mumford & Sons. A Winter Tale 's lyrics can tend… A Winter Tale Long is a shy, serious Brit who should appeal to fans of John Mayer and Mumford & Sons. A Winter Tale 's lyrics can tend… 2011-02-01 Bobby Long Pop
Music Review

A Winter Tale (2011)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Feb 01, 2011; Lead Performance: Bobby Long; Genre: Pop

Long is a shy, serious Brit who should appeal to fans of John Mayer and Mumford & Sons. A Winter Tale's lyrics can tend toward the impenetrable, but his old-before-his-time romanticism and strong rasp are real draws. White Stripes producer Liam Watson sometimes frames the folkiness with a scorching full band and sometimes lets Long’s acoustic mystery be. B+

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Originally posted Jan 26, 2011 Published in issue #1140-1141 Feb 04, 2011 Order article reprints