2020 saw Peter Bruntnell re-join forces with London-based indie label Loose, to re-issue his seminal and influential Americana album Normal For Bridgwater. Upon release in June 1999, NME described it as “a diabolic pact between Uncle Tupelo and The Eagles”, whilst Mojo made it their Americana Album Of The Month, saying, “I defy anyone not to be moved by the superb songwriting” and The Independent told us that “if this collection doesn’t get him widespread recognition, then the world’s an ugly place. A true and beautiful gem”. The limited edition white vinyl release of Normal For Bridgwater was made available exclusively for Record Store Day 2020.
Praise for Bruntnell also comes from the likes of musician and author Willy Vlautin (The Delines, Richmond Fontaine), who frequently states that “Peter Bruntnell is my favourite singer in the world”, with Jay Farrar (Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo) and Peter Buck (REM) also amongst his fans. Canadian singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards, when planning her first album, gave her producer Normal For Bridgwater and asked him to “make it sound like this”.