Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Very good album, but buyer beware
Brian D. Smith | Louisville, KY United States | 01/08/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is an enjoyable follow-up to "The Wild Places", but before anyone pays the rather exhorbitant import price, please be aware that, for some inexplicable (and unmentioned) reason, the title cut has been edited down from eight to three minutes. When the label corrects this error I'll happily purchase the cd again, but in the meantime, I'm reluctantly returning this copy and seeking out the original vinyl."
Lovely, but flawed
Brian D. Smith | 01/26/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Browne's second Sire album (orig. released 1979) returned much of the brooding melodicism of _The Wild Places_, but featured somwhat starker, darker instrumental settings. The taut, punchy "Fauvette" sounds a bit like Dire Straits and features some of Browne's best electric fingerpicking; "She's Just a Fallen Angel" is gorgeous but almost oppressively sad. "American Heartbeat" is the only other really noteworthy song on the album, recalling _Wild Places_ in its cinematic density; silly lyrics though.Most of the rest of the record is amiable, but minor, showcasing the impressive skills of Browne's late-70's band, especially fretless bassist John Giblin and drummer Simon Phillips (who went on to work with Pete Townshend and others in a studio career that lasted through the 80s). In short, it's a pretty good mood piece that might appeal to, say, late-period Roxy Music fans. Browne cultists probably already have the album; newcomers might want to try tracking down _The Wild Places_ first."