Thursday 4 April 2013

Barclay James Harvest - Baby James Harvest (1972)

Their fourth album.

BJH And Other Short Stories was a great album and one that made me buy this album, the follow up to that album. The band still sounds like a bit of a poor man's Moody Blues with a mix of classical music, blues and very The Beatles influenced songs. Baby James Harvest has a mix of everything.

Herein lays it's problem. Baby James Harvest feels like an album full of left overs from other albums. The music here is wildly diverse from light hearted The Beatles copycat to classical music and blues. It is an album really difficult to grasp. The quality is not that great either and the left overs from other albums is a overriding feeling on this album.

I am afraid this is only a decent album from a band I had expected a lot more from than this.

2 points

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