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kev rowland
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3 stars

In many ways it is somewhat surprising that it took until 2015 for Jeremy to release a Christmas album, as at my last check he has released more than fifty albums in one musical form or another, and given that he is also a church minister it does make a sense to bring the two things together. Anyway, here it is, and regarding musical stylings this finds very much in the area of power pop as opposed to his progtastic releases. I found one review that likened his influences to The Beatles, The Byrds, Big Star, Pink Floyd, The Hollies, The Kinks, Teenage Fanclub and another that pointed to the Undertones and Phil Seymour, but while bits of all these bands do make sense, there is no single band that can be heard to be prevalent above the others.

This is psychedelic power pop that is taking everything that came out from 1967 ' 1970 and melding it together in a fashion that is both enjoyable and fun, and that makes for instantly accessible music. Some of the songs are more evangelical than others, but the one thing they jave in common is that they don't really sound like any other Christmas song you;ve come across before. My favourite, though, just has to be 'Here Comes Christmas' which use the Batman theme to great effect. It just has to be heard to be believed. Overall, yet another fine release from Jeremy Morris.

kev rowland | 3/5 |


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