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Real songs, Real Emotion, Real Genius,
By A Customer
This review is from: High Land, Hard Rain (Audio CD)
Roddy Frame had just turned 19 when this album was released and the astonishing maturity and depth of the songs within this collection would have amazed most of his acolytes - were it not for the fact that he had recorded Just Like Gold three years previously. I still remember seeing Roddy perform Oblivious on the Tube in his fringe suede jacket and thinking 'you can't do that!'. But Roddy, touted by Elvis Costello no less as the best songwriter in the world, has suprised and delighted people throughout his career with finely crafted and touching examples of the songwriters art. This is the Aztec's first, and probably best set of songs, culled largely from the Postcard years but they touch the emotional and musical heights reached by the best of Roddy's work. Buy this album now - or you will lose out on the most engaging combination of words and melody this century. And that's no overstatement....