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The Quiet Asylum,
This review is from: From The Inside (Audio CD)Friends of mine who heard this album became obsessed with it, this is Alice's most musical album.The Coop has almost fulfilled two ambitions here, to chronicle his battle with the booze and to record an album of ballads which he comes close to doing here.
There are sprinklings of 18 carat rock,"Serious" sizzles along but the basic approach is via lyrical melodies. Alice does capture a clinical atmostphere on the album and the haunting "Jacknife Johnny" is memorable. Balladeering was the theme of SO much of Alice's music in the late seventies and he saves the obligatory Andy Williams impersonation for "How You Gonna See Me Now".Too tasteful really for a classic Alice album, From The Inside is a close to the bone affair with the black eyed monster kept in reserve for the stageshow.
Playable and moving but well-------Awww, go on. Just sing it Andy.