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Peter Hammill

 

Eclectic Prog

4.15 | 243 ratings

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burgersoft777
5 stars This is possible Peter Hammill's best solo LP, and certainly deserves all five stars. Ferret and the Featherbird (3:43) Starts the LP is a quite an thoughtful manner. This may well have been an Old song but the production is stunning, starting very gently it build slowly, great track.(No More) the Sub-mariner ,the synthesizer opening on this track was a first and it works very well. This tune is a rocker but is also possible the most difficult to get inside, worth a few spins to learn it structure, very prog, but prog at its best. apeworm (4:20) Similar to the last track heavy a good cut but the best is still to come.Again (3:44) a love song and a very fine one at that, great bass playing (Hugh ?). Faint-Heart and the Sermon (6:42) the first masterpiece on this record utter perfection a really great lyric and a great tune, possible the production sounds a little cluttered but its a corking tune. The Comet, the Course, the Tail (6:00) Amazing this sound is again rather old , but he has worked it to perfection starting quitly and building to a very powerful rocker and again a great lyric.Gog Magog (In Bromine Chambers) (17:21) (gog) this is VDGG isn't it ? This track is so heavy it will crack your skull open and smash your brains to pulp< once the insanity dies down we are left with a rather strange and very avant Gard ending (magog in Bromine chambers) many people would not be able to get away with such a long seemingly unstructured sound but it works even though a lot of the sounds a really simple (a ruler on the edge of a table ) this track has loads of character. That is wear the original LP ends. The Extras presented on this re-issue are with the exception of squid/octopus, the best tracks added to the re-issues. Recorded for the John Peel show, we are given Three piano and voice versions of P.H's songs. I recorded this set when it first aired but sadly my old cassettes wore out years ago, so I was utterly delighted to find these three excellent version tacked on to the end of this LP. All Three are excellent and boost this record right up to Five stars. The production is again a little different but not in bad way in fact this is a well engineered set and the Cd sounds brilliant. BUY !!
burgersoft777 | 5/5 |

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