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A brilliant collection of songs to pick you up,
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This review is from: This Is The Story (Audio CD)
I can't testify to the quality of other albums by The Proclaimers, but I can declare that this one is a brilliant collection of songs that I have a very personal attachment to. I picked this up on cassette around about the time of the divorce from my first wife. The songs and music contained on that cassette played a major role in getting me through that very tough time.
I guess the albums genius is simply down to the talent of The Proclaimers, as the album doesn't depend on virtuoso musicianship or surgical studio production. Instead all you get is solid song writing delivered with a gritty sort of integrity. The atmosphere blows hot and cold throughout with moments of wry humor supported with abrupt honesty about the cold facts of life.
So when at the time when I was feeling down and deflated "This Is The Story" armored me with a strong sense of defiance to my situation that meant that I could pick my-self up and move on. For that reason I highly recommend this album to anyone that needs a burst of life to help with living.