Well, I don't want to be churlish or overly critical, but there is I feel a confusion in the presentation of this as a double CD, especially one priced around £30. My history with Glasvegas
started with seeing them on Later with Jules Holland where they blew me away. Then they played live on Radcliffe and Maconey's radio show: I had taped this and played it back over and over,
driving everyone slightly mad with my enthusiasm. The original CD is one of my alltime greats, but that live recording at the radio show seemed amazing.
When the second Cd came out , I was held back by the price, which I felt must reflect the 2 CDs. As another reviewer mentions ,this is not two new CDs, but the first one they released,
with a second EP, boxed together. On Amazon the first cd is around £4... I have only been listening to 'A snowflake fell' for a week or so,and am still tuning into it. The second song
with its continuous refrain of F--- Y---, takes a fair amount of goodwill on my part not to be P----- O-- .
Ok ,easy to be critical, infinitely harder to be the creator. Glasvegas have one of the worlds best musical soundscapes, good writing and inspired beautiful guitar sounds ,so good as to make the Gods weep! And a drummer that seemed , against all odds, to be just right. So all good fortune with their future because the world needs them more than ever... For myself I would really love Glasvegas to do stuff more under the influence of things like: the Trinity Sessions, by Cowboy Junkeys, Neil Young and Van Morrison. Maybe less of the angry personal and more
of the Universal...Did William Blake say something about the world in a grain of sand. I look forward to this new album and wonder which direction it will have gone.