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4.0 out of 5 stars Sceptical adornings..., 11 Feb 2008
This review is from: Spectral Mornings (Audio CD)
Most of the reviews already submitted concentrate on the quality of the album and it must be said that it does contain some of Steves best songs, with only a couple of tracks not quite up to the mark.

Instead I wanted to showcase the bonus tracks on offer here as this remastered cd does offer quite a few; in fact it's very generous and brings the playing time to around 71 minutes. However, it's really a question of quantity above quality (and also the track timings listed on the sleeve are quite wrong). Best of the bunch for me is the extended version of the classic track 'Every Day' which extends the instrumental section until it fades more quietly than on the original cut. Next up, the wonderful 'The Virgin and the Gypsy' is also extended but only to repeat the instrumental middle passage over and over again. The alternative mix of 'Tiger Moth' features just the vocal section sung whistfully by Peter Hicks; not sure what the point of that is.'The Ballad of the Decomposing Man' is also an alternative mix but it sounds much the same. The single version of 'Clocks' follows next and chops the frenetic drum section sadly, so is vastly inferior to the standard cut. An excellent live 'Acoustic Set' is next up and this was the b-side of the 'Clocks' single; it features a lovely version of 'Horizons' from the Genesis album 'Foxtrot' with a very long round of applause. The other acoustic pieces are not quite as enthusistically received but do give a flavour of Steves live acoustic technique. A rare live cut of 'Tiger Moth' was featured on the 12" 'Clocks' single and is included here but strangely the music fades out before Peter Hicks' vocals start as it was on the 12" release - shame they could not have restored the full track here.

There is a slight trick in the tail if you pardon the pun, 'Tiger Moth (live)' is the last listed track and it duly fades but the clock keeps ticking (sorry, another pun !) and then a hidden track 16 starts up. What can I say about this piece of nonsense ? Someone with a very bad cough appears to be clearing up after the band and cursing about bands in general being "layabouts". This rambles on for about one and a half minutes and then stops when a door is slammed. Very strange.
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Initial post: 9 Jan 2012 21:07:02 GMT
It's called a joke, but I suppose it's annoying if you've never heard one or made one in your life.
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