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SEEDS SOWN, BUT POPPIES FAILED TO GROW
on 22 June 2008
"Good Thing Lost" is an apt name for a Poppy Family album, as the group were lost after 5 years when they disbanded in 1973 and although Terry Jacks initially had solo success, Susan surprisingly had little. Therefore it is good to reflect on the period when Susan was at her most popular. Her voice is terrific - at times, powerful, yet sensitive and clear. Many tracks on this greatest hits album show off her voice to great effect -"Which Way You Goin',Billy?", "Tryin'", "Winter Milk", "You Don't Know What Love Is", and "I Was Wondering". It was "Billy" which first drew my attention to the Poppies and from then I was hooked. Later, less successful UK releases; "That's Where I Went Wrong" and "I Was Wondering", were beautiful and having played this "Hits" album numerous times, I can say I never tire of it and love every single track - great memories, great songs, great album. What a pity that after "Billy", they were largely ignored in the UK.