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Album: White LadderReleased: 2000Charted:
This is about a guy whose girlfriend who has left him. Once he realizes he has allowed fear to block his path to love, he decides he wants her back.
Gray is a singer/songwriter born in Manchester, England. He recorded his first album in 1993. After the failure of that and his two subsequent albums due to neglect from prior record labels, it was thanks to the tuned ear of Dave Matthews that Gray finally found success. Matthews signed Gray to his label, ATO Records and put out Gray's album White Ladder. This was the first single; it captured the attention of listeners and quickly spread like wildfire on radio stations worldwide. White Ladder gradually built up sales and in the UK it finally hit the #1 spot 2 years and 5 months after it was released, the second longest run to #1 by any album. Only T Rex's "My People Were Fair And Had sky In Their Hair" took longer, at nearly 4 years.
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