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4.02 | 183 ratings

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4 stars this album most certainally has some 5 star quality songs on it ,but it must be said that most of the shorter songs are weak.the title track is however brilliant.begining with ghostly harpsichord ,oh, here comes dave cousins to lull the kids to sleep with a lullaby.the mood soon changes as the scary surruondings in the house and the kids imagination are illustrated.what ensues next is a rocking nightmare ,and dave lambert takes vocal command.great lyricsas the lions eyes dance before me they are kindly but bloody red..the song ends gently with the sunrise cousins voice. the next song is lemon pie,man i just never cared for this song. starshine/angel wine is the chaz cronk contrabution and both these songs blend together nicely. where do you go i believe cousins wrote to give the band a hit single .it didn,t work on any auction is on the same level as the title track,amazing.cousins wrote this song with dismay as noticed how people behaved like vultures as they squabeled and hageled over a recently dead woman,s possesions.don,t try to change me is a dave lambert song ,skip it.remembering you and i when we were young,is one of the most lovely songs on this or any other album.the album climaxes with grace darling,complete with chuch organ and choir.i still think hollywood missed the boat when they were looking for a blockbuster to follow titanic ,grace darling story was beging to be told.and this song could have been utilised.
kenbagen | 4/5 |


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