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Chris S
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5 stars Grave New World has to be Strawbs at their very finest. Between 1970 and 1976 they had quite a few essential albums but this one definitely earns the prize as being their best ever. The album starts with probably their most popular song (excluding commercial success with ' Lay Down')- ' Benedictus. If youv'e ever been to a concert and heard fans sing ' Siberian Khatru' by Yes verbatim and seen similar with Strawb's ' Bendictus' you'll understand why! One of their most spiritual songs I guess. Grave New World is a journey of a man's life from birth to death and the hardships inbetween. The title track has to be one of the most vitriolic, angry, hateful,sad,loving songs I have ever heard. If it sounds confusing give it a listen and you will know what I mean.Carried naturally by Cousin's hard hitting lyrics as well.The end piece is the ' Journey's End' and well ,now that you know the storyline it is easy to understand the metaphor of the song...death, but sung in the most humble of ways. Grave New world enriches your soul.Stop by and listen or revisit if necessary if your journey passed Grave New World by the first time.
Chris S | 5/5 |


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