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Prog Folk

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4 stars What can one say?

on this Album David Colusins and his band of merry men combine acoustic and electric tracks to somewhat near perfection!!!!

Below I list my favourite cuts from the album and score them out of 10, i alos give comments on what makes the song so special!!!!!

Lady Fuschia 9/10: a brilliantly crafted love song, played and sung to perfection by Cousins, this song is a cracker.

Down by the Sea 10/10: This is one of the most twisted and tragic of all songs, it starts with an extened guitar opening before launching into David Cousins powerhouse vocals before finishing with more insrumental brilliance.

Part of the Union 8/10: Written by Hudson/Ford this is a great lil song, jolly and almost upbeat it seems to be about the strife caused by the 3 day week and strikes, great little track.

Tears and Pavan 10/10: This track is wonderful, it is in in two parts Tears is a tragic song, melodic and powerful it is sung brilliantly and the playing by all the band is tight and powwerful

Pavan is a spanish themed part of the track, just as fine as Tears it brings the track to a brilliant end.

Lay Down 10/10: Pure Rock from the group, this is a semi-religios song about finding out who you are. Cousins singing is perfect and when he sings this song you get an image of a man at peace with himself

The rest of the album is an eclectic mix of rock and folk and is just outstanding. Thisa was Dave Lamberts first album with the group and his guitar playing and singing on Winter and the Summer contributes a great deal to this record.

All in all this is a triumph, a folk-rock classic that deserves to be listened to!!!!!!

Byron73 | 4/5 |


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