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5.0 out of 5 stars
Hedonism - Bellowhead's "difficult third album", 5 Oct. 2010
Having made two (and a half) albums previously, it was time for Bellowhead to attempt the "difficult third album". Their difficulty is compounded by the fact that they have a stunning live sound which has always been hard to replicate. The task of helping them went to John Leckie and he, and they, have succeeded in spades. From the opening track, a hugely infectious rendition of New York Girls - a story of a sailor who loses out to a lady of the night - through a number of songs and tune sets, including a deeply melancholic Amsterdam (Jacques Brel's tale of sailors on shore), right through to the crowd-pleasing Yarmouth Town, there is a sense of the disolute, the slightly seedy mixed with the pleasure of making music and loving life. It captures the joie de vivre of a live set. Take care if you're listening in the car; all that jumping up and down could be dangerous!
Keep it up guys!