One-of-a-kind songwriting talent
Andrew Large | Richmond, VA USA | 05/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I think I picked this up because I heard Sting realy liked Kevin Coyne. Anyway this record was the first Kevin Coyne record I encountered and I have implicitly trusted John Peel for years anyway (RIP). It became a strange soundtrack to some strange days in my life. I don't think that will translate into much interest for anyone else, but there are some well constructed and unique qualities to this music. It is eerie in places and bouyant in others; but there is a bouyancy to the eeriness and eeriness to the bouyancy. He just isn't doing something others have done. These songs can be noone elses."
William Wood | Sydney, Australia | 06/15/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This disc is a collection of Peel Session from perhaps one of the most the singular and unclassifiable talents ever to emerge from the UK. He is sadly missed.
This collection contains material from 1973-1990 and clearly demonstrates the consistency of Coyne's work through the years. His gravelly voice singing his sometimes tender, sometimes uhinged songs , some of which here are almost totally improvised, is the key sound of this disc. Even a variety of backing musicians seems to have no real effect on the overall sound, other than to enhance Coyne's wonderful tunes.
If you are already familiar with Kevin Coyne's work then you know that this is well worth owning, for the beginner this may be a little too much to take."