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OUT OF WATER

Peter Hammill

 

Eclectic Prog

3.33 | 99 ratings

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Gog/Magog
2 stars Damn you Hammill, you ruined a perfectly good coaster right at deaths door.

OK so even musical geniuses have to have their off days (and boy its a big one for Pete, as much as I love his music you just cannot ignore a stinker, full of half hearted songs, given in a half-hearted fashion, with half-hearted vocal performances.

You can see a germ of a decent tune in some of the songs (Not The Man or No Moon Under Water, for instance), but given the lacklustre production they just never take off and crash land spectacularly, but hey at least they had a germ of an idea...which is more than I can say for the likes of Evidently Goldfish, Green Fingers, On the Surface etc. these are just plain poor for a man thats thrilled with earlier compositions.

And the saving grace, yes that has to be A Way Out, a gorgeous melody, sung in Hammill 's best heartbreaking voice. A Way Out indeed.

Gog/Magog | 2/5 |

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