First listen completed, initial thoughts are that I am not sure it is an album to sit and listen to from start to finish in a smoking jacket with a glass of tawny port.
‘Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill’ and ‘I Apologize’ are the two I remember most and am also enjoying most on first listen. I am sure this will change.
So, this is definitely a ‘weather-specific’ album. Travelling in to work this am. with the sun shining all I wanted to do was turn it up and put my foot down!
I think that it is more an album of its time than a top 500, but hey you can say this about many others on the list.
Tracks I am not so fond of.
‘New Day Rising’ itself
‘Powerline’ – it starts and immediately feels like I should like it then it just doesn’t quite work for me.
‘How to Skin a Cat’, ‘Whatcha Drinkin” and ‘Plans I Make’ – they ran out of ideas a bit at the end methinks.
However, in between these bookends are some good tracks, I am particularly liking ‘Books About UFOs’ at the moment. Will do the last and final listen later.
OK – finally finished this post only 2 years after promising to have finished the top 500. Last and final listen completed my opinion, books about UFOs is my favourite but I haven’t really gone back to this album during my hiatus so I think that says it all