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CRYING WOLF

Peter Hammill

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2.30 | 4 ratings | 1 reviews | 25% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1977

Songs / Tracks Listing

A. Crying Wolf
B. This Side of the Looking Glass

Line-up / Musicians

- Peter Hammill / vocals, guitar, keyboards, producer
- Nic Potter / bass (A)
- Guy Evans / drums (A)
- Michael Brand / orchestral arrangement and conducting (B)

Releases information

7" vinyl single: Charisma, PH 001 (1977 UK)

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PETER HAMMILL Crying Wolf ratings distribution


2.30
(4 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(25%)
25%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(50%)
50%
Good, but non-essential (0%)
0%
Collectors/fans only (25%)
25%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

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Review by Matti
PROG REVIEWER
2 stars Both songs on this single were taken from Peter Hammill's album Over (1977) in which the artist pours out his anguish and heartache raised by the ending of a long relationship. The fairly well produced album has never been among my PH favourites, although it has some fine songs. Alas, I'm not referring to these two songs.

'Crying Wolf' is a straight-forward rocker featuring the VdGG rhythm section of Nic Potter and Guy Evans. Undoubtedly the song is soaking with soar emotions from Hammill himself, but as a listener I'm left pretty cold. There's not much of musical substance, and definitely no prog flavours in sight.

I don't know if the B sider is an abridged version as it could be, since 'This Side of the Looking Glass' is nearly seven minutes on the album. The tender and passionate vocals are backed up by an orchestra, arranged and conducted by Michael Brand. I appreciate it as an exceptional Hammill performance (he hasn't recorded orchestral arrangements too often), but maybe it's a bit too syrupy, and the melodies could really be more memorable.

2 stars rounded down.

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