- Audio CD
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Beggars
- ASIN: B0000070IH
- Other Editions: Audio CD | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 330,228 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Liberty Belle Import
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Liberty Belle & The Black Diamond Express is not merely the greatest of the six albums made by this extraordinary and absurdly under-rated group; more than one distinguished commentator has suggested that it might be the greatest album ever made by anybody. The claim isn't as fanciful as it might seem: there have been few more adept crafters of the pop song than Robert Forster and Grant McLennan, and this was as good as either of them got. Liberty Belle is a bewitching combination of instantly addictive pop songs ("Spring Rain" and "Head Full Of Steam" should both have been chart-toppers) and lyrically dense, beautifully lachrymose ballads (the heroically self-mocking four-minute Withnail & I that is "Twin Layers Of Lightning", and the epic paean of random regret "The Wrong Road", which should have gone on for another half an hour or so). Not many people bought Liberty Belle upon its release. But not many of those who did would sell it in a hurry. --Andrew Mueller
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The rest of the album is more of the same four-square, guitar-drum-bass, 'timeless', folk-tinged indie rock, made slightly more interesting this time by the addition of unfamiliar instruments, such as accordian and viola, but only slightly. An exception is the charming 'Palm Sunday' which opens with a crashing bass that that honestly made my walls shake, and sprinkles its grey main song with jaunty harpsichord and playful bassoon.