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Gothic Horizon - Tomorrow Is Another Day...(1972)

Artist: Gothic Horizon
Album: Tomorrow Is Another Day...
Label: Axis Records
Catalog #:AXCD 1007
Release: Dec. 7, 2010
Country: UK
Genre: Pop/Rock, Folk-pop
Duration: 00:46:08

Originally issued in the UK only in 1972, the second and final album by this British folk-pop duo finally returns to CD here. It has been compared to the work of Honeybus, Badfinger (whose Pete Ham puts in a guest appearance) and The Kinks (whose John Gosling also appears on it), as well as folkier bands like Magna Carta and Tir na Nog, and stands up well as a beautiful collection of pastoral songs with glorious vocal harmonies and intricate instrumentation.

Gothic Horizon's second and final album, like many a sophomore effort, was essentially similar to their debut (The Jason Lodge Poetry Book), except for being somewhat more elaborately produced. Gentle, occasionally somewhat frail British acoustic-based folk-rock remained at the center of their sound. Standard rock instrumentation, however, was employed with considerably greater frequency, though not to the point of overuse. The group's material, too, sounded more serious and less innocent, though it still retained a light, easygoing quality (and, on numbers like "Jefferson James" and "Sydney's Wharf," a definite Simon & Garfunkel influence, especially in the vocal harmonies). While the tracks are almost always pleasing on the ear to some degree, they're not too penetrating, and the more they veer from the group's folky core to more ordinary early-'70s rock, the closer they come to losing the plot. The aforementioned "Sydney's Wharf" is probably the highlight, the nostalgic musings accented by some haunting backup female vocals and strange electronic buzzing tones. Like so many slightly-above-average rarities in its genre, the record will please serious enthusiasts of the style, but might be better appreciated by the average collector by hearing the best one or two cuts on various-artists compilations. - Richie Unterberger

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  • Tracklist:

01. Thyme and Tied 03:20
02. Sydney's Wharf 4:17
03. Beverley's Song (Song For Beverley) 03:34
04. Baby, You Make The Sunshine 02:51
05. Lament (For Two Voices) 02:56
06. Sunny Day Parable 04:28
07. Song No.1 04:39 
08. Girl With Guitar 03:23
09. If You Can Smile 03:31
10. Jefferson James 03:37
11. Thoughts 02:47
12. Tomorrow's Another Day 06:45

John Gosling - Guest Artist
Pete Ham -
Guest Artist

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