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Gorgeous candy-coated melodies,
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This review is from: The Story Of Simon Simopath (Audio CD)
From the booming orchestral opening bars of "Wings Of Love" it's easy to place Nirvana's debut in the summer of pop. They only made this sort of music in the late 1960s. Beautiful melodies throughout, a childlike tenor and florid orchestration flow through this album, yet it doesn't sound too saccharine. The first song will hook you, the second is even better. The ten tracks pass fairly quickly, not just because of their quality, but also because they weigh in at a measly twenty-five minutes. Not surprisingly, you get mono and stereo mixes, though one play at a time of any album is enough for me.
Quality is more important than quantity however and here it's presented in concentrated form. There are also four superb bonus tracks. All of these are consistent with the style of the album except for the odd "Requiem For John Coltrane". Thirty-seven minutes of excellence then, plus a twenty-five minute repeat.