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Caught In The Light
Average Rating 6.75
A 12 song collection which moves from the excellent to the mundane - with perhaps more highs than lows.
There are a number of beuatiful songs here but also a few less impressive.
Les' hymn to Romania Copii Romania is a whistful and poignant number that many number amongst their favourtie BJH tracks of all time. John is at his best with Back to Earth (one of his truly great songs), Forever Yesterday and the classic Once More, which is Mockingbird Part 2.
In the old days of vinyl this would have been a double album
and so there is excellent value for moneyalthough songs like
John's Spud U Like spoil the feel of the album and is generally
thought of as one of his worst songs. Interestingly the album
includes Ballad of Denshaw Mill which one well respected fan has
voted as his top BJH track of all time. I'm afraid I don't agree
with his sentiments or evaluation.