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Welcome to the Show

Fact File

Released 1990
Label Polydor
Catalogue Number 841 751-2
Producer John Astley and Andy MacPherson
Recorded when: March and September 1989
Recorded where: Revolution Studios, Cheadle Hulme

Track Listing

Track Title Time Written By Rating
1 The Life You Lead . Les Holroyd 6.25
2 Lady MacBeth . John Lees 7.50
3 Cheap the Bullet . John Lees 6.50
4 Welcome to the Show . Les Holroyd 6.50
5 John Lennon's Guitar . John Lees 8.00
6 Halfway to Freedom . Les Holroys 6.50
7 African Nights . Les Holroyd 7.00
8 Psychedelic Child . John Lees 6.50
9 Where Do We Go? . Les Holroyd 6.75
10 Origin Earth . John Lees 6.50
11 If Love Is King . John Lees 6.50
12 Shadows On The Sky . Les Holroyd 6.50
  Total .   81.00

Average Rating 6.75

Composer Songs Time Total Points Average
John Lees 6 . 41.50 6.91
Les Holroyd 6 . 39.50 6.58

Personal Review

BJH began the 90s with an album with plenty of high spots and two outstanding songs. Lady MacBeth shows John Lees' songwriting to be at its most obtuse, while John Lennon's Guitar is a classic BJH song, looking back to the recording of the classic album Once Again.

Les Holroyd manages to come up with one of his most pougnant numbers in "African Nights" and there is plenty of body and character in a long and largely successful song which includes a few pieces of padding towards the end.

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