January 30, 2011

From the Bottom of an Old Grandfather Clock - Bill Fay [2004]

Pitched at aficionado and initiate alike. Stripped of eponymous debut's over-ripe arrangements and spared the strung-out paranoia of follow up Time of the Last Persecution [1971], the songs glimmer through the dust. Frayed around the edges, sure, but what darkling beauty... Gilbert O'Sullivan on downers anyone? About half the numbers appear on neither officially released albums and constitute fine additions to the canon. Plain. And simple.

This collection should have all right-minded listeners checking the studio albums. Enjoy.

Oddi wrth y brawd


wackystuff said...

This is fantastic! Thanks for pointing us in Bill Fay's direction.

Y Brawd said...

Glad you like it - first two studio albums are cracking too.

andrew siddle said...

This is a fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!
Check it out: Grandfather clocks

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much. Great blog!