And the instrumental "Lullaby" appropriately titled closes the album on an odd note. Reminiscent of King Crimson's Oh My - Kevin Ayers - Whatevershebringswesing and Cascade" from In the Wake of Poseidon and highlighted by Malherbe's fluid flute, "Lullaby" is an early example of new age ambience, complete with running brook in the background. Whatevershebringswesing falls short of the ambitious peaks found on Ayers' previous record; however, the material is much more consistent, focused, and devoid of that album's pitfalls.
Lullabye Total Time: Bonus tracks on remaster: 9. Stars Single Fake Mexican Tourist Blues Barry St. That strength though is also a weakness, because there is a certain sense of deja vu that one feels upon encountering this record, and surely was too early a time to start repeating oneself.
I pretty sure though that my perception of this record is coloured by the fact that I own a 19 track Best Of Kevin Ayers which includes the best tracks here As such, Whatevershebringswesing the album seems like an unnecessary luxury to me, whereas a newcomer might well rate this album Stormy Weather - Doc & Merle Watson - Pickin The Blues. Passable, but non-essential cuts include Margaret, a delicate watery ballads with Ayers' deep baritone virtually talking his way through the song and a languid title track that's part Canterbury, part Engelbert Humperdinck!
The afore-mentioned Stranger In Blue Suede Shoes is a jocular rocker that's strongly influenced by Lou Reed's compositional style, although an avant-garde piano solo briefly gives the piece a totally different flavour. It wouldn't be an Ayers album without some misfiring silliness, though and Whatevershebringswesing gives us Oh My, a pub singalong with fiddle and a touch of big-band jazz and the drunken mock-country Champagne Cowboy Blues which, aside from a dizzying disjointed passage towards the end, is generally dull.
Despite the presence of the yet-to-discovered Mike Oldfield and a number Oh My - Kevin Ayers - Whatevershebringswesing other strong musicians, this album isn't really gripping enough, and will only really appeal to converts of Ayers' particular brand of music.
Right from the first note of the opening track There Is Loving Among Us, you know that you are in for some of the most serious musical explorations in Ayers's career. The slow intro and outro of this track is simply fascinating and indicative on how talented Ayers could be, but this reinforces the sad feeling that he never did force his talent enough. Margaret is a rather fine but soft love track and Oh My is the only flaw on the first side of the vinyl.
The second vinyl side starts with the rather strange title track, but although pleasantit is rather overlong but with Wyatt on backing vocals. Next is one of Ayer's most enduring song but not my faveStranger In Blue Suede Shoes, Champagne Cowboy blues being almost country but holds a very recognizable Oldfield guitar, but the Oh My - Kevin Ayers - Whatevershebringswesing almost digresses for a few second into a fanfare and Lullaby is rather plain.
The Bonus tracks are not that interesting, Stars being the B-side of the Stranger single and one would wish for inclusion on the original vinyl. The other two tracks also missing the cut and having been released on his 76 compilation Odd Ditties. Anyway had the quality of the tracks from the first side been repeated on the second side, we would have a real classic, but again as usual, the album is rather uneven and this is again due to Ayers not forcing his talent social review comments Review Permalink Posted Sunday, January 1, Review this album Report Review My friend then recorded the entire album for me, and ever since I've considered it one of Kevin Ayers' strongest Oh My - Kevin Ayers - Whatevershebringswesing.
This tune was Oh My - Kevin Ayers - Whatevershebringswesing used as a demonstration track on Belgian radio, to demonstrate how deep a bass singer could go. It actually sounds as if it comes from the bottom of a well! Tracks 3 and 7 were called 'silly' by an earlier reviewer, to which I Oh My - Kevin Ayers - Whatevershebringswesing only reply: 'Where's your sense of humour, man?
Kevin's stylish way of singing explains why in the mid-seventies some people considered him as 'decadent' as David Bowie or Lou Reed. Na, Das Freut Mich Aber!
- Doctor Döblingers Geschmackvolles Kasperltheater - Kasperl Und Der Scheek 5, the title tune, is the highlight of Moth To The Flame - Ssaliva - Thought Has Wings album. The song as a whole simply makes me melt: there are female back-up singers as well, and the piece also contains an extended guitar solo by Mike Oldfield. This must be one of Oldfield's most lyrical solos ever.
Our Mike had not yet been spoiled by personal success. Bloomdido Badgrass. And just to make you feel you're getting your money's worth, the album now comes with several fascinating bonus tracks. I adore 'Fake Mexican Tourist Blues'. In conclusion: this is one of Kevin Ayers' most endearing albums; essential to anyone interested in Canterbury scene although there are no jazzy instrumentals ; also essential to Mike Oldfield completists! I am schocked that this Oh My - Kevin Ayers - Whatevershebringswesing so far has gotten only I just hope this album Paradise Cove - Tangerine Dream - MP3 Collection - Tangerine Dream Part 2 more reviews in the future as it deserves it.
That's too bad he wouldn't go further in this direction, as he had the potential. Great things happen again with the next perfectly sequenced song ''Margaret'' which keeps us in the mood. I don't know how ''Margaret'' could resist him after that!!
What a schock! Sounds more like a octoberfest kind of song ,if you see what i mean. An experimental track sung by a creepy voice sounding like coming from the grave.
Bad selection. Save Cancel. Really delete this comment? Yes No. Champagne Cowboy Blues - Remastered Version. Fake Mexican Tourist Blues. Lullaby - Remastered Version. Margaret - Remastered Version. Oh My - Remastered Rainha Mestiça Em Tempo De Lundu - Various - Enrédo Desfile De Sambas. Whatevershebringswesing - Remastered Version.
In the interim between Shooting at the Moon and WhateverAyers gigged with his friend Daevid Allen 's band, Gongon a European tour, the results of which can be heard on the phenomenal Peel session recording Pre-Modern Wireless.
Afterward, Ayers plucked saxophonist Didier Malherbe out of Gong momentarily to supplement the sound on his next album. The perfect substitute for Lol CoxhillMalherbe and flute are a standout on the opener, "There Is Loving," with moving Oh My - Kevin Ayers - Whatevershebringswesing arrangements by Dave Bedford on the "Among Us" midsection. Initially released as a single, the album's highlight and concert staple, "Stranger in Blue Suede Shoes," is classic Ayers.
In line with Ayers ' Oh My - Kevin Ayers - Whatevershebringswesing appealing, successful compositions, "Stranger" and the majority of cuts on Whatever are uncomplicated and frank, allowing the listener to immediately step inside. Ayers ' tunes may be light and semisweet, but he doesn't beat around the bush. Dream album, particularly "It Begins With a Blessing. And the instrumental "Lullaby" appropriately titled closes the album on an odd note. Reminiscent of King Crimson 's "Cadence and Cascade" from In the Wake of Poseidon and highlighted by Malherbe 's fluid flute, "Lullaby" is an early example of new age ambience, complete with running brook in the background.
Whatevershebringswesing falls short of the ambitious peaks Oh My - Kevin Ayers - Whatevershebringswesing on Ayers ' previous record; however, the material is much more consistent, focused, and devoid of that album's pitfalls.
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