A Century Ends is a classic album. Although he has since released 4 more
subsequent albums, fans time and again vote this their favourite. It is firmly
rooted in traditional folk-rock with heart, not sounding at all like a debut
album. Gray is honest, sharp, passionate and emotional throughout this stirring
Songs such as Shine (which got the commercial ball rolling for him
in Ireland) and Birds Without Wings are as powerful as they are beautifully
crafted, using simple yet masterful acoustic guitar to accompany his tender
Upon its initial release, A Century Ends created somewhat of
a stir, gaining good critical reviews, yet little radio support, therefore
little popular success. However, when introduced to Ireland, via DJ, Donal
Dineen, he embarked on a relationship which eventually propelled him on to the
No DG fan can be without this album. It clearly points to all
that has come after it, yet proving an inspirational work in its own right.
reviews of this album, visit the archives. The CD is
no longer readily available, but can still be purchased on the Internet - see
link at the side.