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The collected 1970s solo works of a great songwriter
on 27 February 2017
Three and a half stars, if I am honest. This man wrote most of his great songs as a youngster in the 1960s with the Lovin' Spoonful but these album focus on his solo career of 1969-1977. There are still some fine things here and his collaboration with Lowell George on Face Of Appalachia is ten out of ten are a few of the other tunes. And the man still hits home runs every once in a while, witness Stories We Could Tell or Tar Beach. Plus he is one of rock music's nicest people. And that counts for a great deal.
By the way, the first album here, John B. Sebastian is the best one. Check out The Room Nobody Lives In, a song Elvis Costello always praises.