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Kevin Ayers


Canterbury Scene

3.18 | 46 ratings

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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
2 stars Ayers's fourth solo album is certainly not one of my favorites and is a definite downstep from Shooting At The Moon, although most of Ayer's backing group The Whole World is absent, he gets help from Ratledge and Wyatt and Daevis Allen introduced Ayers to Archie Legget and the backing group will take the name of Archibald.

The album is plagued by a rather shoddy horn section that would earn better marks listening to many of their peers from those years for a few lessons of savoir-faire and inspiration. The album starts with a daft Beatles-like track and are followed by rather uninventive blues tracks for the rest of the album's first side. Internotional Dream has an intriguing lead but serves as intro for the only noteworthy track of the album, Decadence - not by a small surprise the longest track on the album with great guitar from Steve Hillage and keys work from Ratledge.

Except for a earlier version of Decadence, the bonus tracks from the remastered version of this album, hold few interest for the proghead, and they are made up of A and B sides of the surrounding singles promoting the album.Certainly not his better album, if it was not for one track, this album would be a dud.

Sean Trane | 2/5 |


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