7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 6 February 2008
This should perhaps have been the first single released off 'Lady's Bridge.' Don't be fooled into thinking this is merely some pleasant Roy Orbison pastiche. This is pop music made on a truly monumental scale, including a 12-piece orchestra, conducted by Hawley's bass-player, Colin Eliot, which turns out to be one of the greatest arrangements since Robert Kirkby's collaborations with the late, great Nick Drake. For further reference, think Wally Stott and Scott Walker. Sumptuous, lovely, impossible to get out of your head. I only wonder how many copies would I need to buy or download to send this just for one week to the top of the charts where it belongs? If you don't own 'Lady's Bridge' try this for size. Balladry doesn't come any bigger or better than this.