onsdag 18 november 2015


It's getting crowded on my own top 20 list of best LP:s ever, but this certainly belongs there. Ten great tracks and not a bad moment. As it seems a product of his inner journey with title and some of the lyrics concerning zen practice, but never clearly expressed or showed down your throat. Instead you get "regular" songs where the quality in songwriting and lyric expression is enhanced by some kind of self realisation - at least that is how I understand it. To me it's one of those records where everything fits. A couple of cuts with direct hit feeling - "Sitting" and "I Can't Keep It In" - coupled with beautiful poetic ballads - "Silent Sunlight" and "Boy With The Moon & Star On His Head". Others dealing with the cold harsh reality - "18th Avenue" and "Freezing Steel". "Angelsea" has a very catchy rythmic moog and "Ruins" almost heartbreaking. Though the backing is relatively simple throughout it's so on the spot you sense it as fully fledged and his vocals pleasently open and honest. Also the album title is stimulating, package beautiful and audio on this UK press tophole. I couldn't ask for more. Issued and reissued on LP, 8-track, cassette and CD all over the world through the years. First US on A&M (SP-4365). Premiere UK had labels as shown here and fully laminated fold/out cover.

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