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BJH at their best!
on 27 May 2015
I've been a BJH fan for a very long time, starting with when I bought the single Rock n Roll Star back in 1977. I saw them half a dozen times, and bought all their albums or so I thought!
That was until about a year ago... I'd learnt of the fact that John Lees was performing some gigs and it reignited my interest. As I surfed the net, I discovered 'River of Dreams. At the time, I could only find a copy on EBay for £50. I didn't want to empty my wallet that much!
But recently, I happened to check Amazon and spotted it at a much more reasonable price!
Although the demise of BJH was well under way, this album, their last together as 'the true BJH', is, in my opinion, the best album they released. It overtook my previous favourite, 'Welcome to the Show'. Alright, if you listen to the lyrics, it's clear they were effectively two separate bands in one, but they still managed to come up with classic sounding BJH, with strings, impact drumming and great guitar riffs. Personally, I preferred the more melodic sound of Les Holroyd, but they both produced fine work on this album.
It is a massive shame that some of the original members have passed away, and that the two main protagonists can't see a way to 'make up', but at least in this album, you do get to hear the best of what BJH could offer.