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The Love Songs

a Compilation/Boxed-Set release
Peter Hammill

Release Year: 1984

Date Label Catalog # Comments
1984 LP Charisma 1166
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 7/15/2003 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 1/6/2011 12:38:00 AM by: Rob
  1. Just Good Friends
  2. My Favourite
  3. Been Alone so Long
  4. Ophelia
  5. Again
  6. If I could
  7. Vision
  8. Don't Tell Me
  9. The Birds
  10. This side of the Looking-Glass
Nic Potter
Hugh Banton
Manny Elias
John Ellis
Robert Fripp
Stuart Gordon
David Lord
Peter Hamill
Vocals, keyboards, Guitar

Reviewed by Nuno on 21 Oct 2003

Peter Hammill is perhaps one of the most difficult artists to review.
Apart from the fact his music seems most of the time touched by divinity, what stands out the most, IMO, is the emotional density he is able to charge each and every word with.
The Love Songs, despite it’s cheesy name, is not a pop album or one filled in clichés or pastiche fillers. This album shows us the most romantic side of Peter, while maintaining the usual poetic profundity and capacity of this legendary vocalist to inbreed an unique dramatic sense to each word that he recites.
This is, in the end, the most rewarding thing about this album, to listen to some ballads which are really meaningful and felt, without the purpose of just sounding good. There is a lot more to Peter Hammil music than just the goal of being stamped with the seal of approval.
Don’t expect this to serve as a soundtrack to your most cozy shared moments. Just be advised that this album is better understood if you really listen to it, alone, contemplating and reminding the most beautiful romantic moments of your life.
Amazingly beautiful!

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