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A truly memorable album which I never tire of hearing
on 12 December 2000
That rare breed. An album which actually lives up to and, almost certainly, exceeds the hype that surrounds it. There is so much going on in the record, so many surprises and exciting turns that it's difficult to know where to start. The instrumentation is superb. Not only the way they are played but the choice of instrument. There are some great melodies and wonderfully atmospheric chord sequences. My favourite track is the impossible-to-remember-it's name "Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark and Hilldale," though "Alone Again Or" "Old Man" and "You Set The Scene" are not far behind. I love the guitar playing throughout but Ken Forssi's bass and Michael Stuart's percussion contribute massively also. Then there's the use of brass, which completes the wonderful musical fabric. Whenever I've played this album to people, they ask what it is and are invariably instant converts. Just excellent!!