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Beautiful Scarlet
3 stars When I first heard this album I saw other reviews had mentioned that this album/artist sounds like Caravan which led to my somewhat disappointment as the music was not what I had in mind. After further listens I've come to agree with the Caravan vibe, however, I find the this album brings to mind less In The Land Of Grey And Pink and more Blind Dog At St Dunstans. In other words I think this album sounds like the work of Pye Hastings (lead vocalist actually sounds a bit like him) rather than Richard/Dave Sinclair.

The music itself is very chill pretty music with clear inspirations from the late 60s early 70s albeit less raw, better production/mixing. There is a lot of singing not very much instrumental work and the tracks are all around four minutes aside from I Offer You The Moon and Walking Up That Valley. The longer tracks don't really have any instrumental moments, there length being in my eyes a bit of a waste. I think this is very much so a three star album for me, it's good but certainly never excellent or even great.

Overall this is a solid album that should please fans of Caravans Pye Hastings heavy albums and those looking for something pretty lighthearted. Canterbury Sound Score 3/5

Beautiful Scarlet | 3/5 |


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