The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #113247   Message #2405596
Posted By: Jack Blandiver
05-Aug-08 - 07:02 AM
Thread Name: Palindromes
Subject: RE: Palindromes
What larks, Pip! I'll look forward to that.

And talking of larks, it's been an absolute joy unearthing piles of my old vinyl of late, seeing what's extant, and what is sadly missing. Hopes & Fears is still there, and still looking (and sounding) glorious, as is the follow up Winter Songs which for all intents and purposes might be considered a folk album, as CC eschews the usual polemics for a genuinely poetic interpretation of certain medieval carvings. I've even got their third album, which shows a degree of commitment, or just a love of Dagmar... Odd how I never got any of this on CD though, unlike Soft Machine, whose classic incarnations have been perfectly served by some choice live & session releases over the last decade, so much so their actual album history has been rather belittled, saving the first two of course which are about as perfect as it gets. I did pick up the Casablanca Moon / Desperate Straights CD for a fiver in Action Records a few weeks back though; two more classic Blegvads!

From Hopes & Fears: Self-love deals in force and reaction; love of others in self-criticism and revolution. And I quote that without referring to the cover!