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Felt - The Pictorial Jackson Review album mp3

Felt - The Pictorial Jackson Review album mp3
Alternative/Indie Rock,Indie Pop,Jangle Pop
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    The Pictorial Jackson Review
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    Alternative/Indie Rock,Indie Pop,Jangle Pop
  • Date of release:
    March, 1988
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    1444 megabytes
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    1996 megabytes
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    1306 megabytes
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The tracks were originally demo recordings but they were judged good enough to release by label head Alan McGee.

It’s not Felt, but it’s good – that is lost when they pull half an album out from under you. And it also begs the question: what is the purpose of this so-called reissue ? Imagine Apple decides to reissue Abbey Road on vinyl, but further decides to drop that mishmash of tracks all glommed together on Side 2 and replace them with, say ‘The Ballad of John and Yoko’ and ‘Old Brown Shoe’. That’s what’s happened here. As for the tracks substituted for Side 2 of the original album, ‘Tuesdays Secret’ wouldn’t be released for another six months (on the Space Blues EP) and ‘Jewels Are Set In Crowns’, a bouncy little ditty appearing for the first and only time in its exclusive Felt rendition (it would be re-recorded five years later as a glammy bubblegum toetapper on. a Denim B-side, also included on the 1997 catch-all album of Denim B-sides and rarities Novelty Rock in 1997).

All songs written by Lawrence, except where noted. Forever Breathes the Lonely Word. Train Above the City. Me and a Monkey on the Moon.

Felt’s seventh album lasted six songs and 26 minutes, and its opening words (from ‘Declaration’) were I will be the first person in history to die of boredom. Nine minutes were allotted to ‘Riding On The Equator’, while Lawrence ceded guitar duties to session player Tony Willis on the sombre ‘She Lives By The Castle’ and ‘Stained-Glass Windows In The Sky’ – the former’s vocal melody the first indication that Lawrence’s new hero to emulate was mid-sixties Dylan. But following side one’s eight songs/20 minutes, Lawrence gave side two to Duffy, for two instrumentals (10-track symmetry fans rejoice!).

Poem Of The River (CD) Felt. Train Above The City (CD) Felt. Me & A Monkey On The Moon (CD) Felt. Forever Breathes The Lonely Word (LP) Felt. Poem Of The River (LP) Felt. Train Above The City (LP) Felt. Me & A Monkey On The Moon (LP) Felt.

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Unusually, the first side of the record consisted of short indie pop songs with the second side containing just two instrumentals by keyboardist Martin Duffy.

Unusually, the first side of the record consisted of short pop songs with the second side containing just two long keyboard instrumentals by keyboardist Martin Duffy.


Gary Ainge - Drums
Mick Bund - Bass
Martin Duffy - Bass, Fender Rhodes, Organ, Piano, Vibraphone
Felt - Primary Artist
Joe Foster - Producer
Paul Henderson Kelly - CD Art Adaptation
Donna Ranieri - Photography
Marcos Thomas - Guitar

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Apple Boutique Felt 3:04
2 Ivory Past Felt 3:39
3 Until the Fools Get Wise Felt 2:20
4 Bitter End Felt 2:30
5 How Spook Got Her Man Felt 3:44
6 Christopher Street Felt 2:54
7 Under a Pale Light Felt 2:22
8 Don't Die on My Doorstep Felt 6:38
9 Sending Lady Load Felt 12:08
10 The Darkest Ending Felt 3:02

Bought this one back in 1988 when Independant was still a whole new world over here in (West) Germany and I was disturbed. I was a student then, I'm an older man now, hahaha. Twenty years later I listen to the record again while I put it to my iTunes library and I have to smile: great time, experimental, sometimes beautiful melodies but: no big time for vocalists, sorry, Lawrence. Indie during the 80s obviously meant cool bands in cool looks plus a singer with no voice and bad intonation. Completely out of tune! If you take a listen to "Dont't die on my doorstep" you will hear what I mean. This sounds like Mo Tucker on Velvet Undergrund's eponymus album, but who wants a combination of VU and The Style Council? Take another listen to, for example, "Under a pale light", you will hear a poorly sung Style Council demo. I mean, the music and the playing is nice, but who told Lawrence to sing? That's what led Paul Weller to international stardom and Lawrence to...arabia? Silly joke, sorry.On the b-side you will meet a completly other band/music and thats what irritated me while I was first listening to this record. The melancholic 12 minute long "Sending Lady Load" reminds of the soundtrack for "Diva", a french cult movie from the late 80s, with a bit more jazz feeling on it. Beautiful how Martin Duffy sets the chords and notes - and no vocals on the whole b-side, fantastic! But this is my only Felt record, I don't know how they should sound, but I can imagine, how hard it has been for the band to live up to the vocal style of their singer and frontman Lawrence.