...After 35 years of loving/buying music (i'm 49) .... I too consider Beachcombers ... one of my all time favourite albums .
I trust your review ,it is clearly fair and honest , no backlash , and no idolarty , which is refreshing .
Damn it , For sure I am going to purchasce the C.D. , but having listend to the samples , and reading a number of reviews that echo your views Sir , I am disappointed that the album falls a little short of their previous work of genius.
We can't have perfection everytime , but that does not stop one from dreaming .
A number of people have mentioned that the vocals are somewhat drowned out in places , what madness is that ? .
The vocals on Beachcomber are astounding in their clarity and beauty, I despair.
Some meddler needs his arse kicked .
I hope I love it , I expect I will .