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Alex Harvey The Soldier on the Wall



Исполнитель: Alex Harvey
Альбом: The Soldier on the Wall

Ⓟ 1983 Song Management Ltd.
© 2003 Demon Music Group Ltd.
Marketed by Demon Records,
a division of the Demon Music Group Ltd.
London
. WIT 1JU.
Manufactured in the EU.
Жанр: Art / Glam Rock
Год выпуска диска: 2003
Формат: APE (image+.cue)
Качество: lossless





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First time on CD for the rocker's final (& rarest) album. Originally issued in 1983, Harvey died right after it's completion in 1982. The album contains all the hallmarks of his celebrated albums on Vertigo in the 70s. Features 9 tracks & liner notes by Alex's widow Trudy, as well as archive photos. Edsel. 2003.

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Completed just a month before Alex Harvey's death in February 1982, Soldier on the Wall is generally regarded as little more than a career afterthought, the last sad recordings of a man whose golden years were now seven or eight years behind him. Part of that, of course, was due to the circumstances of its posthumous release, a barely publicized appearance on a tiny northern England indie label that went out of business within the year; but it also reflects upon the distinctly underwhelming nature of Harvey's own last two albums, the SAHB farewell Rock Drill, and the solo The Mafia Stole My Guitar.
Yet Soldier on the Wall is actually one of Harvey's most fulfilling albums ever. From the synth-packed romp of the opening "Mitzi," through to the closing reprise of the spellbinding title track, the somewhat low-budget feel of the record perfectly matches the deliciously downtrodden glamour of both its maker and its contents. The western lament of "Billy Bolero" and a rip-roaring take on Buddy Ebsen's "Snowshoes Thompson" are absolute stand-outs, while the mix of new material, oddball covers, and one Harvey oldie (the late-'60s "Roman Wall Blues" epic) have a dynamic sheen that catapults matters straight back to the glory days of the similarly-constituted Penthouse Tapes, the last truly great Harvey album, in 1975.
No bonus tracks round out the CD reissue, but the accompanying booklet includes a lengthy reflection on the album's making, disappearance, and, now, its return to the shelves. And, for that, we should all be truly thankful.
                                                                                                                        ~ Dave Thompson

   
  ♪ Tracklist:

1. Mitzi - 4:07
2. Billy Bolero - 4:47
3. Snowshoes Thompson - 3:16
4. Roman Wall Blues - 5:25
5. Poet And I - 4:20
6. Nervous - 4:52
7. Carry That Water - 4:23
8. Flowers Mr Florist - 4:04
9. Poet And I - 1:29

   Total Time: 00:36:43 




      ♪  Personnel:

    Alex Harvey - Lead vocals & producer
    Tony Lambert - Keyboards
    George Hall - Keyboards
    Ian Taylor - Guitar
    Jack Dawe - Bass guitar
    Colin Griffin - Drums
    Andy Nolan - Percussion
    Gordon Sellers - Bass (The Poet and I)
    Tommy Eyre - Keyboards (The Poet and I)
    Ray Conn - Harmony - Writer - Producer - (The Poet and I)

         

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