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EVERYONE IS EVERYBODY ELSE

Barclay James Harvest

 

Crossover Prog

3.86 | 227 ratings

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Kingsnake
4 stars This one is not only my favourate BJH album but ít's aswell in my top-list porgrecords of all time.

This collection of songs are the best the band has ever written. Even Les Holroyd has written true classics for this one, like the outstanding Crazy City and Paper Wings

The album kicks off with perhaps one of the most famous tracks by the band. John Lees was never satisfied by the arrangment of the song is wich it appeared on this alubm, but it's fine by me.

Negative Earth wich it's electric piano and Paper Wings with it's heavy rock-ending are among the best Les has ever contributed to the band.

The Great 1974 Mining Disaster is based on a Bee Gees song and refers to several Bowie songs. A great solo by John Lees and if you can get hold of the remastered cd-version there's also an alternate mix included as bonustrack wich is even better.

Side two kicks off with the hard-rocking Crazy City, perhaps thaier hardest rocking track to date.Take Me Take Me Take You is lossely based on Hey Jude and features some really fine John Lees solo-guitar.

The following two tracks are intertwined and not all that important but a good listen. It's a little county-meets-folkish, not good, not bad.

But the final song is sublime. Very very good soloing by John Lees and wonderful anti-war-lyrics.

Even if you don't like BJH, you should at least own this gem. And if you're about to buy this one, buy the remastered version, it includes a Wolstenholme song never released before by BJH and some fine alternated mixes of Negative Earth and 1974, wich are rawer and imo better than the ones originally released.

A definate 5 stars-ranking!

Kingsnake | 4/5 |

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