February 11, 2011
Halcyon Days - Dr Strangely Strange 
Unfairly and too often written off as pale imitators of Incredible String Band, the good Irish Doctors deserve attention for high water period studio albums Kip of the Serenes  and Heavy Petting . Heady times from which Halcyon Days outtakes are culled. No rough cuts; instead, prime additions to DrSS canon; produced by Joe Boyd, surely recommendation enough. Happily, three new tracks (ominously recorded in 2006) stand up well. The only piece of addled whimsy too far is the disastrously unfunny HMS Avenger - at least to Y Brawd's ears.
Oddi wrth y brawd
on a mountain range