Friday, 31 May 2013

Buzz magazine reviews “Twelve Strings to the Beau”…

Another really neat review of “Twelve Strings to the Beau” – this time from the June issue of Buzz Magazine. Many thanks, NG!

BEAU ****
Twelve Strings To The Beau (The Sound Of Salvation)

There are probably several hundred lost and/or obscure folk-rock records rereleased each year, and to try and group them into ‘valuable’ and ‘unnecessary’ would most likely be classic narcissism of small differences behaviour. I’m most taken with this ’un, however: Trevor ‘Beau’ Midgley recorded it in 1975 for John Peel’s Dandelion label, but it was never released until now. Dramatic 12-string guitar work, Beau’s cut-glass English accent and lyrics which entwine the abstract and the personal add up to an album worthy of comparison to, say, Roy Harper. NG

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