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Peter Hammill


Eclectic Prog

3.96 | 309 ratings

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4 stars This is an important Peter Hammil release. It is one that any serious VDGG fan should own, it is essential. It is harrowing, It is sad and it is intensely moving. Here Peter lets one side of his personality out, he excised many demons and in the process he produces some of his most interesting melody's. This is not easy Peter Hammil and it is not VDGG despite having a few band mates along, this is not rock and roll by any stretch of the imagination, and then as suddenly as you think it has wallowed long enough it is rock and it is uplifting and it was a worthwhile journey after all.. This LP is one of Peters most consistently good solo recordings. Crying Wolf (5:12) starts the record off to a good start with a simple rocking number , it is self incrimination and he spits out his contempt and anger, great start. Autumn (4:13) 3. Time Heals (8:42) 4. Alice (Letting Go) (5:33) seem autobiographical and paint the picture of a dying but once passionate love. 5. (This Side Of) The Looking Glass (6:57) Is brilliant a lovely and truly sad song about love lost, this features a full orchestration and is the strongest track on the LP.6. Betrayed (4:44) Oh my this one is almost embarrassing it so raw, turn it up load and wallow to your hearts content, powerful and full of spite.7. (On Tuesdays She Used to Do) Yoga (3:55) is a weaker cut.8. Lost and Found (7:11) Here and finally Van der graff is back and we are emerging back into the light, a ripping pleasant rocker to end a difficult but worthwhile journey into Peter's and our agony. This may not be the last classic Peter Hammill but it certainly is one of the classic run. There are a few albums that come later that approach this level of excellence but none that eclipse it. It deserves 4 stars for effort. However because it is not an album that is to everyone taste it cannot be termed a true classic of prog, but it comes dam close.

burgersoft777 | 4/5 |


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