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BURSTING AT THE SEAMS

Strawbs

 

Prog Folk

3.56 | 107 ratings

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burgersoft777
3 stars This record was a bitter disappointment following on as it does from the essential grave new world. However there is still a great deal of great music here, its just a little more patchy. "Stormy Down " Is the first really good song on bursting and its also one of the most folk. "Down By The Sea" Is also well worth the effort it takes to appreciate. "Part Of The Union " is very well done but I always felt it should have been a single only release it doesnt fit into this record to well, but what a corking single it was really."Tears And Pavan " is by far the most important track on this record and is also the most proggy. A truly great song with two distinct sections the Pavan is very well done and Tears is stunning a little chilling even. "Lay down" was also a great single release and has a lyric that reminds me of a negro spiritual song excellent and powerful. Of the extras" back side" with its homophobic lyrics (strangely considering ) is a great little number really and certainly has proggy elements. This track certainly fitted the times very well with its references to Bowie and its strange almost VDGG passages a bonus track that is better than many of the cuts that made the original release. Were this record is good its very good but it contains a few lesser tracks so only deserves a three, again a very high three.

burgersoft777 | 3/5 |

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