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Special - matures like a good wine
on 7 August 2013
On first hearing this album more than impresses and demands more play, during which its extra 'layers' come through and work their way into your bones. From the 'happy hearted..' 'hot sand on toes...' on the opening track Old Pine to the darker tones of Black Flies, you are taken on a journey that grabs all your attention. All other CDs in my collection were suddenly of no interest to me whatsoever as I totally indulged myself in this one.
My only little gripe would be the last two tracks, esp. Gracious, which I find a bit dreary and have a bit of a 'tabbed on' feel, to me - but then again, there are moments in them that I do like. Black Flies is the 'black hole' breakup of a failing relationship, with these last two tracks being the 'ghost of you..' aftermath. They end the album with a bit of a whimper but they don't seriously detract from its overall brilliance.