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Kevin Ayers


Canterbury Scene

3.67 | 95 ratings

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4 stars A great collection of Canterbury musicians. A great cover and gate fold photograph.

It's eclectic, it's not the easiest listening in parts if you are not used to it, but this is a style and an album which is worth listening to again and again. It's not the perceived wisdom but I much prefer this to Shooting at the Moon.

I am ridiculously prejudiced in reviewing this because I love this style. There's a freedom and ok self-indulgence which contrasts so sharply with the present commercial scene. Along with it is the sense of humour that we come to expect from the Canterbury scene. The impression is of a bunch of musicians who are really enjoying what they are doing (who knows if they were or not, I'm just saying that's how it comes across): you can't help but smile when listening to this. Even the dark song form the bottom of the well sounds a breath away from an outbreak of laughter.

Love the bass on Whatevershebrings I think it's Mike Oldfield.

This is an excellent addition to your collection. You should have some Kevin Ayers. Which one I can't say, but you won't go wrong with this album.

It's not essential treat yourself you know you want to.

And I hear that to maintain musical sensibilities it is now recommended to have no fewer than 5 portions of prog a day .... you have been warned

obiter | 4/5 |


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