Average Rating 6.71
In most BJH favourite charts, Baby James Harvest
scarcely gets a mention. After the pomp of their first
album, the brilliance of Once Again and the majesty of
And Other Short Stories, it is not difficult to see
the reason for this.
Baby James Harvest is an album I bought with great
expectations. It was a huge disappointment. I kept
looking for classic BJH but just getting pale
Now 28 years on I have revisited. My opinion is
that it isn't a bad album, but there is a lack of
sparkle and drive and it feels as if the band were
simply going through the motions.
The first thing you notice is that it contains just
six songs - one of which Thank You is a poor attempt
at getting commercial success and definitely one of
the bands worst offerings.
Delph Town Morn has some nice accoustic guitar work
but then seems to lose itself. The two best tracks are
without a doubt Summer Soldier and Moonwater. The
former was later covered very well on a live album.
Here it could be accused of being over-long and
slightly pretentious although I must admit I still
enjoy it. Moonwater sees Woolly playing to his
strengths. Overall, however, Baby James Harvest
remains a disappointment.
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