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James Blunt not sure “Spinal Tap meets Alan Partridge” documentary was “a good idea”

By | Published on Thursday 21 July 2022

James Blunt

James Blunt is to star in a new documentary about his career, described in the official blurb as being like “Spinal Tap meets Alan Partridge”. And if your immediate thought is, “Oh, like the Bros documentary”, it is indeed made by the same production company behind the incredible ‘When The Screaming Stops’.

Filmed during Blunt’s recent greatest hits tour, the film explores the musician’s time in the British Army, his move into music – which, of course, saw him make and release the biggest selling album of the early 21st century – and the progression of his career since then.

“This is the story of an ageing, British popstar, still fighting for relevance some seventeen years after his star momentarily twinkled”, says production company Lorton Entertainment. “No one has a more extraordinary story than James Blunt. The soldier turned singer has one of the most inspiring trajectories in the history of music”.

“Described as ‘Spinal Tap meets Alan Partridge’, this is a behind the scenes, brutally honest story of a painfully self-aware, endlessly touring musician, for whom persistence eventually prevails”, it adds.

If you’re wondering how the “painfully self-aware” musician has responded to the film, Blunt comments: “In hindsight, I’m not sure letting them film this was a good idea”.

With that ringing endorsement, I think it’s safe to say that we all want to see this now. Sadly, a release date is yet to be confirmed.