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A dream made real.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Misplaced Childhood (Audio CD)
Misplaced Childhood belongs to a time and a place forever locked inside me. I was 17, in love for the first time and just coming to grips with my own identity. The lyrical content and the sheer tumbling, turbulent emotion of the album chrystallised the experience of being 17 in 1985. The album's centrepiece 'Blind Curve' is pretty much a metaphor for adolescence emerging clumsily into adulthood, confused and insecure about the world and everyone's place in it. 'Kayleigh' was of course the Big Hit. Number 2 no less, and a more perfectly structured love song has yet to be written. Marbled through with bitterness, regret, and finally simple joy, Misplaced Childhood remains a sublime journey through the consciousness of a confused soul. And that's just what I was in 1985. An adolescent dream made real.