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Kevin Ayers


Canterbury Scene

3.67 | 101 ratings

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Jake E.
4 stars #1 There Is Loving/Amonst Us/There Is Loving:::::::::::: What a way to start the album. Amazing orchestral opening, with great horn play by Didier Malherbe from Gong. Great Canterbury style keys also from David Bedford. In the middle of the song Ayers makes his appearance, with some nice backing vocals, leaving the last 1/3 of the song as an instrumental (mostly classical), just like the first 1/3. 7:22min long.

#2 Margaret:::::::::: Soft music. Beautiful piano and wah wash guitar. The thing that stands out about this song is it's nicely arranged, and very well produced. Kevin's voice is also very good, deep like always.

#3 Oh My::::::::::::: Psychedelic country-blues (?), very unusual song, makes references to drinking alcohol, a theme that colors alot of the album. Nice horn arragments, and very imaginative and original with a mix of different genres.

#4 Song From The Bottom Of A Well::::::::::::::Psychedelic, very... Creepy voice by Ayers. Nice effects on this song and another reference to wine. Crazy, wild, out of control, loony, are words I would use to describe this. Very tripppy dark song.

#5 Whatevershebringswesing:::::::::::: Nice song, very normal sounding after the last number, Robert Wyatt guests on this song, lending his vocals with Ayers while they sing: "Lets drink some wine, and have a good time, and let the good time have you". I like the lyrics on this song. I know many people consider this album Kevin Ayers best album because of this song. I think this song is probably the best song on this album, and one of Ayers best songs overall.

#6 Stranger In Blue Suede Shoes::::::::: Another popular tune. It's a fun feel good song. Tells a good story. I like the drums, and the robotic sounding voice. Also the piano is pretty sharp as well. "Oh by the way thanks for that cigarette...mmm...thank you very much".

#7 Champagne Cowboy Blues::::::::::::: A drunken sloppy tune, kinda depressing and goofy, don't get me wrong it's a great song, and I absolutly love the electric guitar solo and the violin. Joy Of A Toy fades in near the end and almost drownes out the song, which I always though was weird.

#8 Lullabye::::::::::::You hear running water in the background, which I always like, then you hear very beautiful flute's by Didier Malherbe. This song is absolutly beautiful and relaxing and instrumental. A great way to end the album.

Jake E. | 4/5 |


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