They’d pretty much jumped the shark with their previous album, Sparkle in the Rain, and this album was where they’d lost the plot. All the imagination and gloriies of New Gold Dream two release previously were buried in bluster.
Well, yes. But I had, for some reason a hankering to play it today, as an accompaniment to a day of tedious cleaning jobs And blasting it out while I was home alone , I absolutely loved it. Plenty of overblown nonsense of course but it was miles better than I recall and than I’d let myself believe.
So, any nice musical surprise for you out there recently?