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5.0 out of 5 stars Loudon in His Prime, 30 Jun 2003
This review is from: More Love Songs (Audio CD)
My brother loaned me Loudon's first four albums when I was 12 and I was hooked. He's like an addictive vinyl soap opera, and you just can't wait until you can hear the next episode of his life.
When More Love Songs came out I saw him perform live twice that year, and heard him on Radio 1 on Johnny Walker's afternoon show plugging the album. It's like a beautifully worked piece of jewelry in every respect, and the songs vent spleen like nothing he's done before or since!
It's not an album you'd play if you had a new girlfriend home for coffee because Man's World would get them rushing for their coat before the kettle boiled. The most commercial song on the album, if there is such a thing with Loudo, is Your Mother and I and I am amazed he never released it as a single, it could have been a Christmas Number 1 as everyone I knew at the time thought it was terrific, and most have never heard his songs before.
Vampire Blues is given the swing treatment and it is very well done in studio form indeed.
Other favourites are Unhappy Anniverssary (which could have been a No 1 in Nashville), Hard Day On The Planet, and Home Stretch which hits the nail right on the head. Only one track disappointed me and that's No, which is just one dud out of 12 tracks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 5 July 2013
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Wow! Every song on this CD is just brilliant. Truly excellent mix of tracks. This has to be Loudon Wainwright III at his best. At the moment I keep on playing it over and over. Well, alternating between "Love songs" and Keston Cobblers' Club "One, For Words". Food for the ears and brain.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Man is a genius, 9 Jan 2013
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He always seems to know just how you feel at certain points in ones life. Witty and melancholic at the same time sad subjects with charm and wit. Would never make the X factor which is recontamination enough in some views.. Bit of a Marmite taste, if you like him you'll likely love him
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5.0 out of 5 stars There's not enough love..., 7 Nov 2003
This review is from: MORE LOVE SONGS (Audio CD)
...for this album - one of two mid-late 1980's classics from Loudon, to be nominated for Grammys. Although he's always been known for the acerbic genius of his lyrics, one of the great things about this album is the quality of the music itself, from the ultra-cool double bass line on 'Hard Day on the Planet,' to Richard Thompson's moody and magnificent guitar on 'The Home Stretch.' For any recent converts to Loudon Wainwright, this is a must-have, as it nicely bridges the gap between his early, troubador style sound, and the later more polished albums. There's humour here too, on upbeat numbers like Vampire Blues. All in all, a great album for Wainwright fans new and old.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic!, 17 Mar 2009
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Don Spence "music adict" (Alicante, Spain) - See all my reviews
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Until it was recommended I had never heard of this CD, but took a chance as I love Loudon. Its a classic; a seldom seen softer side with a hint of the old acerbic LW3. Produced by Richard Thompson, the combination of these two geniuses has produced something special. I've no idea how it took me decades to find it.
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