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The long wait is over!,
This review is from: Getting the Holy Ghost Across (On a Blue Wing) (Audio CD)
Oh, how very, very long have I waited for this to get a CD release. With both of my cassette copies from 1986 long having gone the way of the mangled spool, and having no record player on which to spin the mini-LP, I had only my memories - but it has been worth the wait.
A beautiful, unique and evocative blend of styles and influences. Weaving percussion, sweeping string synths, delicately reverberating acoustic guitar, but above all the swoop and swirl of the e-bow guitar make this album Bills best by a country mile. The esoteric visuals merge with pastoralism and romanticism, touching XTCs more experimental phases, looping in some Foxxian electro-psychedalia and typical mid-80s hints at the orient. Wildest Dreams, the single, is a highlight, as are Contemplation, Theology, Lost in Your Mystery and Rise Like a Fountain. Even a little bit too much funk on the last track doesn't dim the shine.
I can guarentee that this will be unlike anything else in your collection - a forgotten landmark piece of musicianship and songwriting.