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This review is from: Brinsley Schwarz / Despite It All (Audio CD)
Apparently the band hate the first album and its difficult to understand their reasoning. O.K so the songs aren't as tightly knit as later albums but it hardly waste a track and the lenghty 'ballad of a has been beauty queen' has a great organ solo and builds and builds. The harmonies on 'lady constant' are just perfect and the groove on 'hymn to me' is really funky. The album does contain my favourite track in 'mayfly' and the organ work is exemplary. So its a little indulgent and of its time, but so what? The second album 'despite it all' loses the roughnest but it has classics like 'old jarrow' and 'county girl' and the standout 'ebury down'. You could tell by this album where they were heading and as good as the latter albums were these are easily their best and i like long solos!