Thursday, 20 July 2017
Mostly Autumn - Sight Of Day (2017)
The 12th album from this British band.
The band was a seven piece big band on this album. The lineup was guitars, keyboards, percussions, drums, bass, Hammond organ, whistle, flute, tambourine and vocals. Both male and female vocals.
Two guest musicians contributed with uillean pipes and violins.
I have reviewed their eleven previous albums and is a bit of a follower of this band. New albums always finds their way to my flat and then this blog. See my reviews of their first eleven albums somewhere here in # 1 of this blog.
Olivia Sparnenn Josh is the female vocalist here and her husband Bryan Josh does the male vocals.
Their latest albums has been a bit of a mixed bag. I prefer them when they goes a bit back to their celtic prog roots. That is largely abandoned here.
We get a lot of great vocals from the married couple Josh. We also get a lot of dramatic songs throughout these seventy-four minutes the band has given us on this album.
Most of the songs are pretty poppy with a few exceptions. The opening song, the title track, is fifteen minutes long. There are also a couple of ten minutes long songs. The songs are on average pretty long, seven minutes long on average. This is not easy listening and teenybopper.
The standard is good throughout. It does not shame the band, this album. But it does not really live up the best of their albums either. I am neither disappointed or overly happy about this album. But Mostly Autumn is a great band and it is always nice/good to listen to one of their albums.