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OVER

Peter Hammill

 

Eclectic Prog

3.98 | 222 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
3 stars As far as I am concerned , this is the last album worth investigating if you were a a classic period Hammill-VDGG fan. On later albums , his way to write and record will change in a manner I am unable (or at least willing) to grasp . On this album , the musician reflect the line-up of VdG (the Generator word had disappeared) that recorded Quiet Zone and it does change the sound somewhat.

This album is definitely his most personal one depicting very private sentiments sometimes with an absolute awesome force. I will start with the numbers I don't appreciate: The opener is Bowie-like sung and its follow-up is rather unremarkable as the well as the overly long and boring Looking Glass with unfitting string arrangements . However , some of his best songs ever are on this album and especially the hautingly beautyful Time Heals , the surprising Alice , the spine-tingling Betrayed and Yoga.

Over is an uneven record (as were all of Hammill solo effort) but holds some real masterpieces of songs sometimes reaching the despair of Nick Drake on Five Leaf Left.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |

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