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Peter Hammill


Eclectic Prog

3.25 | 81 ratings

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3 stars This is another one of the "good" albums after 1986, and it is on the more rockier side than some of the dull albums he offered post-86. Maybe it was because he was going through the VDGG back-catalogue remastering the songs for the boxset cunningly entitled "The Box",that there is a ghostly shadow of VDGG floating all over this album, especially with the long tracks. And that can't be bad. On the other hand, he's still using those horrid ambient electric guitars which annoy me a lot. Also Manny Elias is probably the least inspired drummer in the whole world. I actually saw him live during the "Noise" tour, and he was clearly struggling. Sorry Manny but I liked you better in TFF. Highlights are "Here Come the Talkies" (long proggy song la VDGG circa Quiet Zone) , "Fed to the wolves" (spooky piece that reminds me of The House Of Usher) and "Enough", with a full choir all made of Hammill's vocals, as we love them.
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