CARDINAL was a collaboration between Richard Davies (The Moles) and Eric Matthews. Started life as a new Davies solo album but Matthew's arrangements became an integral part of the record and so CARDINAL was born. If you're a fan of Brian Wilson's Beach Boys, Beatles, Belle and Sebastian, Love, The Left Banke etc. this could be one for you...Orchestral psych-pop that sounds as timeless today as it did then - this reissue comes with 11 bonus tracks!
3 Stars - Good - ...[Richard] Davies' obvious appreciation of mid-period Beatles and Beach Boys and dreamboat harmonies... -- Q Magazine 01/03/95
Recommended - CARDINAL sounds wonderful. Not just good or even great but literally full of wonder....treacherously beautiful. Melody Maker -- Melody Maker 11/05/95