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on 6 October 2004
Incredibly, Beyond Elysian Fields is Hugh Cornwell's 11th solo release and marks an almost back to basics approach; recorded in only two weeks with Tony Visconti producing, the entire record is unfussy, has minimal over-dubs and shows off the songs, rather than technical wizardry.
Many of the songs have been showcased live over the last couple of years and the largly acoustic airing they recieved then have been retained, with the addition of bass and drums - other instruments such as keyboards, toy piano and flute have been, to great credit, used minimally and effectively, giving tracks such as the fantastic Beauty On the Beach and Henry Moore memorable riffs.
Overall, the album is very upbeat and borrows from a Dillon-esq influence - indeed 24/7 is all about Bob. The track that sticks out as being the last you'd associate with HC is The Story of Harry Power. You'll either love or hate it, but I think it grows in you.
Although it's different to what has come before (which is what I've come to expect from HC's music) it's classic Cornwell at heart - the music is good, the lyrics are playful and some of the couplets strained (check out the use of Under-carriage in Mr.Big - amazing!) and it's just darned good listening. In a just world, Beyond Elysian Fields has at least three or four hits or at least some decent airplay on R2.
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