5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Poor follow up to AIG,
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This review is from: Wake The Union (Audio CD)
I'm a great fan of Show of Hands, but can't help being disappointed with this latest offering.
They've always had some great songs that have stood out on earlier albums, eg the title track from AIG, Country Life, Roots etc etc, but this album has no such track. Yes, the opener Haunt you is a good track but Seth Lakeman's version on his own album is better. 'Katrina' and 'Stop copying me' are also fine enough, the later incorporating some of the humour that is occasionally present in Steve Knightley's lyrics.
There is a tilt to the US in this album, as evident from the cover, but I wish they had stuck to the their traditional English roots in the style of songs. The arrival of Country & Western style slide guitar is a very worrying development. Very evident in 'Who gets to feel good' and in my opinion an awful song. It just grates on me. Please lads, leave that stuff to Messrs Wynette and Parton.
I hope that this is just a temporary set back and the next album will be back to their English Roots - after all they wrote a song about it!