O. Friend

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Location: Cape Girardeau, MO USA


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The Gunman And Other Stories ~ Prefab Sprout
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Master at Work, 17 July 2001
I am in complete awe of the songwriting on GUNMAN. Paddy once again reminds us of what a perfectly crafted pop song is. TROUBLED MAN, LOVE WILL FIND.., BLUE ROSES and CORNFIELD ABLAZE could be used in songwriting courses... no, make that SHOULD be used. <g> I find it amazing how few words are needed in these songs to convey complex human emotions. It's easy for a poetic writer to lob buckets-full of flowing phrases into a composition, when brevity, in the hands of a master, can make much more of an impact.
As I've been saying for the last 15 years - American pop fans don't know what they're missing. And it doesn't help that the last 2 PS albums haven't even been released over… Read more