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Easy Livin
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3 stars Burnt out?

By the time of "Burning for you", the Strawbs innovative period had passed, and any progressive leanings disappeared (at least in terms of their studio output). That is not to say this is not a good album, it is, but it's very much another collection of basic pop influenced songs.

Personally, I find the songs very enjoyable, especially the powerful opening track "Burning for me" which offers teasing hints that the album may go on to more complex pieces. Other highlights include the vocally well performed basic pop song "I feel your loving coming on", and the drunken sing-a-long "Carry me home".

There are a couple of harder rock tracks ("Cut like a diamond" and "Heartbreaker"), and some softer more reflective ones ("Barcarole", "Back in the old routine"), giving the album a credible diversity, but in all, it is far from challenging.

If you like the Strawbs pop rock songs such as "Lay down" you'll enjoy this album, but don't expect anything to match the likes of "Grave new world" or "Ghosts".

Easy Livin | 3/5 |


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