British ex-military singer/songwriter and consummate lady's man James Blunt watched his career go from coffeehouses to stadiums in 2005 with the smash hit "You're Beautiful." Blunt's Rod Stewart
-esque croak, wry humor, and earnest balladry is on full display for WEA International's Chasing Time: The Bedlam Sessions
, a two-disc collection of live performances, interviews, documentaries, and videos that showcases the amorous Brit's winning stage presence and talented band as they play in Ireland and at the BBC. There's a lot to see here for an artist with only one record under his belt, and listeners just warming to the artist's throaty tenor may be better off picking up Back to Bedlam
, but for fans looking for a glimpse of the "real" James Blunt, these Bedlam Sessions
are gold at the end of the rainbow.