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Its a wonderful life...if you can find it,
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First of all i have to say when i bought this a couple of years ago i couldnt help but notice how unattractive the cover is! Its unspeakably bad, which is unusual because The Bad Seeds artwork is usually pretty slick & eyecatching. Anyway..onto the music & Wonderful Life is without doubt a stunning song, as is He Wants You..a beautiful track with great piano by Nick. Other gems to be found include 'There Is A Town' & the rowdy 'Bring It On'. Some tracks bog the affair down slightly such as 'Still In Love' and 'Babe Im On Fire'which becomes torcherous after so long, in need of some much needed editing.
The album cant be considered to hold as much weight as its magnificent predecessor 'No More Shall We Part' or 'The Boatmans Call' before that, but its certainly a grower..i was slightly disappointed on first listen, but in 2006 im finding i appreciate its content more & more. Give it a chance if you like the Bad Seeds work.