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Barclay James  Harvest - Victims Of Circumstance CD (album) cover

VICTIMS OF CIRCUMSTANCE

Barclay James Harvest

 

Crossover Prog

2.24 | 71 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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Symphonic Team
1 stars The victim is none other than you, dear listener!

This album is where Barclay James Harvest lost it completely. The 80's was overall a very weak period for Barclay James Harvest (as for many bands that begun in the 60's/70's), but on their previous two albums they at least managed to put one or two good songs on each. On the present album they failed to even do that. In addition they add female backing vocals that give the music an even more commercial sound than before. This is indeed hard to listen to with cheesy lyrics, polished sound and catchy choruses (or attempts to be catchy, anyway). I really have nothing positive to say about this album, even the cover art is one of the ugliest I have ever seen!

Barclay James Harvest would never again make a good album, but everything they did both before and after this one is at least better than the present one. This is the absolute low water mark.

Only for completionists!

SouthSideoftheSky | 1/5 |

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