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Liberty Belle & Black Diamond Express
Liberty Belle & Black Diamond Express
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Go-Betweens
Title: Liberty Belle & Black Diamond Express
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Beggars UK - Ada
Release Date: 5/7/1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, New Wave & Post-Punk, Australia & New Zealand
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 607618200428

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Graeme Orr | Brisbane, Australia | 05/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One oddly jaundiced reviewer asked how the Go-Betweens could write a song about 'rain'. Perhaps the reviewer lives in a bubble. Regardless, you don't need to have lived in Brisbane (or any other sub-tropical clime) to realise saying 'Spring Rain', a sublime track, is just about rain is akin to saying King Lear is just about some old codger. It's a song about youth, family, space, light and yes cleansing downpours.

Robert Forster says this album is his best. Take it from him. They are all wonderful, but this catches the band in jaunty flight, between the more rough hewn (occasionally precious) diamonds of their earlier works, and the pop-genius(but sometimes over-produced) magic of the following two albums."
"The rain hit the roof with the sound of a finished kiss"
Travis Dubya McGee Bickle | Texas Quail Hunting Camp | 02/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"While I depart from the view, voiced by many GB fans, that this is their best record, I still think it ranks pretty high up there in the "canon"...This marks the point where they really started to beef up and "lush up" their production...before this, things were pretty barebones. And, in their next disc, "Tallulah" they fully reaped all the benefits of this approach..

On this disc (their fourth best? not that anyone's counting, but I'd place it behind Tallulah, Lovers Lane and Oceans Apart) the songwritings highlights are far too numerous to mention...having said that, "Spring Rain", one of RF's indisputable best, is contained herein..."Head Full of Steam", "Bow Down", "Twin Layers of Lightning" and "Apology Accepted" are all also great, moving, and beautiful (and any other encomiums you care to add)...

What it is all about, at the end of the day, is songwriting, and that is the GBs strong suit and what keeps the fans coming back...

As for the reviewers below who don't get it, well, they just don't get it. Sorry their songwriting isn't more scientifically up to date and torn from today's headlines - whattaya want them to sing about, the Genome Project? Me, I like songs about ghosts..."