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This review is from: Ayla - The Best of Flash & The Pan (Audio CD)
You'd be forgiven for thinking this group were nothing other than a momentary one hit wonder with their only single (that I'm aware of) "Waiting for a Train". A wonderfully infectious and quirky ditty with a strange half spoken half sung vocal delivery that still crops up on the radio now and again. Well, it may have been their only hit but there's an awful lot more to this lot than you might imagine and buying this album will prove it. I'll spare you all the details of the group members and history as there are comprehensive liner notes that make for interesting reading as well as one or two surprise facts.
Musically I'd say they were fairly unique without any obvious comparisons. Darkly comic and at times mysterious yet witty lyrics set to a musical style and arrangement all their own. This compilation showcases wonderfully some fine musicianship and an ability to write superbly crafted pop/rock compositions. If you liked "Waiting for a Train", then you will love this CD and if like me you couldn't possibly imagine how a whole album might sound in a similar style...then buy this and find out. You will not be disappointed.
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Initial post: 17 Jan 2011 23:26:50 GMT
R. Garvey says:
I bought this cd based solely on this review and the fact that I love "Waiting for a train" and I just wanted to confirm everything that you say. It is surprising how the whole album can sound similar to the 'one hit' but yet sound completely original at the same time. Its a fantastic album and I highly recommend it! Thank you for the review.
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2013 06:50:28 GMT
Gareth Davies-Morris says:
Not sure if it's your error or Amazon's but these reviews/comments are entirely in the wrong place. You guys are writing about Vanda & Young's early 80s project (good stuff!) but this space is for the band Flash, a Yes spin-off featuring Peter banks and Tony Kaye. You may want to re-post this in the proper place.
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