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Peter Hammill


Eclectic Prog

3.42 | 96 ratings

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2 stars During his prolific career, Peter released some experimental albums, some minimalists efforts, some personal (or intimate) ones and some VDGG oriented ones. Each fan loving one (or more) category more than another.

I would place this one into the third category (intimate) and even if the great man can be touching and passionate, I can't feel it so much during "Everyone You Hold". The overall mood is rather monotonous. Most songs sounding too similar to each other.

It is very hard to get concentrated from the title & opening song up to "Tenderness".

Even if a whole band is surrounding him, this album offers little variety. The only very good song which offers all the characteristics I like in his work is "Bubble". Somewhat "Still Life" oriented. The passion of the voice, the global quietness and the excellent organ play are an excellent combination for this great song.

But this is really the one and only moment during which I was vibrating while listening to this album. There are no bad tracks as such, but just too many of the same vein which offers little variety to the work. Each song taken apart might have its good value, "Personality" is such one, but the whole is not really impressive.

Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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