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Kevin Ayers


Canterbury Scene

3.69 | 145 ratings

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Jake E.
4 stars #1 Joy Of A Toy Continued::::::::::Complete Canterbury Style, no lyrics but vocals.

#2 Town Feeling::::::::::There's that deep vocie we all love... strong lyrics that sheds stroytelling accompanied by great music gets the album rocking and going.

#3 The Clarietta Rag:::::::::::I love this song, everything about this song is great...evrything especially it's bass and of course Kev's vocals. This song includes Piano by David Bedford and has a very trippy guitar solo and great horn arrangments. Also this song is very catchy

#4 Girl On A Swing::::::::::Girl On A Swing incorperets the 60's sound, very trippy, more psychedelic than Canterbury.

#5 Song For Insane Times:::::::::::::With Soft Machines Hugh Hopper on bass, this song incorperts the strong thick sense of Canterbury style, Ayers guides are attention with smooth sexy vocals that embody passonate lyrics and great keys once again by Bedford with drums from Tait.

#6 Stop This Train::::::::::::Great psychedelic song, lots of effects and what not, includes Tait on drums instead of Robert Wyatt who drums for all the other tracks.

#7 Eleanor's Cake::::::::::::Cool acoustic guitar by Kevin, also cool flute, infact this song is full of rich arrangments.

#8 Lady Rachel:::::::::::::::The best song on the album. Possibly the best Ayers song of all time.

#9 Oleh Oleh Bandu Bandong::::::::::::::Another song that sounds like the 60's very psychedelic, not lyrics, but heaps of fun.

#10 All This Crazy Gift of Time:::::::::::::This last song has a folkish sound to it, seems like nothing but acoustic guitars and harmonica, great song that talks about having to go. Overall a great debute Solo effort.

Jake E. | 4/5 |


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