|1. Come In|
|2. You Wonder Now How These Things Began|
|4. La Ronde De L'amour|
|5. Jenny Kissed Me|
|6. The Way I Cry Over You|
|7. Unknown Citizen|
|8. It's When I Touch You|
|9. Hippie And The Skinhead|
|10. Try To Remember To Forget|
|11. Jenny Kissed Me And It Was...|
|12. Widdecombe Fair|
|13. Neville Thumbcatch|
|14. Once Again|
|15. Pay No Attention|
Very bizzare, and it just gets weirder and weirder. Be it an exploration of the violent sex rituals of the world (Rape) or a traditional folk chorus, the album is full of surprises. Quite literally unpredictable, and unlike anything you've ever heard or ever will hear ever again.
Special mention must be made of "The Hippie and the Skinhead". Peter reads his newspaper to you before delivering what must be one of the very first recorded raps. In 1970! To a country music backing!
However, by far the best track on the album (on any album?) is Neville Thumbcatch. The music is wonderful and varied, making use of acoustic guitars, cellos, brass bands and female choruses. It's important to remember that Peter was not a singer, so he delivers his lines like a poetry recital. And it sounds utterly fantastic. The song details with a poor man who spent his whole life farming and gardening only to lose his wife, who wanted nothing more than to make love. "He was a man of nature who'd forgotten his birds and his bees"...I guess the message is that we should do what's natural and leave nature to mother nature, as is the natural order...
Without a doubt a classic. To be filed alongside such gems as Swordfishtrombones and Trout Mask Replica....hell, even The White Album....as a piece of art that was well ahead of its time and quite possibly changed the face of music forever.
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