O.K., ...here's the scam.....i've been a big Murray Head FAN, ..EVER SINCE I HEARD HIS MEGA-CLASSIC early 70's 'hit' , "Say it ain't so, Joe"(from self-same l.p.), however , i did manage to back-track, way back when vinyl was still king, & discovered , with a few of my closest friends, this earlier 'gem'!!"Nigel lived ", was/is indeed a 70's 'concept' album(it took me a while to realise this!), ...and a superb, for the most part, album it is!!The opening tracks chime in the feelings of life as it monotonously drags on in the average city(London) rat-race!!..the lyrics to this album were some of Murray's very best...his voice , more high -pitched & even perhaps more excellently expressive than usual!"Ruthie", a lover of merit, remains one of Nigel's most touching songs..a beautiful, beautiful song-still!"Dole".the subject matter being obvious, too, is an excellent ditty(check out Mr. Mike Giles drumming , here-fabulous licks!)..Perhaps my favuorite song , on this excelleny early Murray Head album, though, remains -"Religion"..now this will always be a timeless classic, & one of his most memorable songs("they tell me that Religion isn't such a new thing, it started many years ago, did you ever stop to ask them what the hell they were doing, did they crucify their God just for show"??)..grrrrweat lyrics, that really have stood the test of time!!This re-release , now on c.d., is an acquired taste, but comes highly recommended!!!!
Then, get "Say it ain't so , Joe", &"Shade"..and discover the Genius of Murray Head!!!!!-BUY!!!!