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A Few Reservations . .,
This review is from: The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter (Audio CD)
The third album was a significant step deeper into the uncharted forest of folk psychedelia, to the point where things were beginning to get serious.
Under normal circumstances I'd be giving this a full five star rating but I very much regret that I can't give it the whole handful on this occasion. Of all the four issues in this remastered series this is the most disappointing on account of a sound that goes a bit furry on some of the vocal registers, which is a little irritating to be frank. Then there are the first 11 seconds of 'A Very Cellular Song": The action is taking place in just one channel with nothing going on in the other except some low-level leakage which had been barely audible on the original vinyl release. Now it can be clearly heard and that too is a little irritating on repeated plays. I'm pretty sure I've not got hold of a faulty copy here, so I think it a shame that the remastering on this record falls short of matching the stunning quality of Wee Tam & The Big Huge. In all other respects, however, this album is a classic and it's good to see Dolly Collins receive a printed credit for her keyboard contributions- well deserved & long overdue.