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2.88 | 33 ratings

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2 stars Nein bitte!

Nine is a very uneven album featuring some very good material, but also some very bad material. Tokyo, with its excellent guitar, bass, drums, violin and keyboards (do I hear a harpsichord in there?) sound very much like it could have been recorded by the Dixie Dregs - it rocks! This is really one of the best Fairport instrumentals that I have ever heard. The other instrumental on this album, The Brilliancy Medley & Cherokee Shuffle, is also good, even if altogether more traditional than Tokyo, and it doesn't rock half as much as Tokyo does.

The traditional The Hexhamshire Lass and the Fairport original Bring 'Em Down are also quite good songs. The rest of this album, however, is quite boring. Overall, this album has more of an American feel to it than earlier albums. This is especially true of Pleasure & Pain - a pure Country rock ballad. Horrible and the worst track on this album! Country is just not my cup of tea and I think that Fairport should stick to playing music from this side of the atlantic.

Only for fans and collectors this one.

SouthSideoftheSky | 2/5 |


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