The Bevis Frond 'Valedictory Songs' 2xLP
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Recorded in Gold Dust Studios with a new sense of optimism and a fuller sound down to lots of extra energy (Nick believed it might be their last ever record) and the addition of piano and keyboards brings an instrumental direction. With former Hawkwind bassist Adrian Shaw and Ex-Marrillion tub thumper Andy Ward, the album – some 72 minutes of poetic majesty; super chunky in places, silkily soft elsewhere – is a smorgasbord of melodies, from tear jerkingbeauty to maximum riffage (with added guitarist Bari Watts on Can’t Feel It).
Reissued on Double LP for the first time since 2000, lovingly packaged in a Gatefold sleeve for Record Store Day 2020.