Thursday, 14 February 2013

Cassette experiment day 3 - The Lilac Time '& Love for All' (1990)

It is a truth universally acknowledged that there are only two kinds of people – those who consider ‘& Love for All’ to be a criminally overlooked pop masterpiece and those who haven’t heard it.
Once a regular feature of the turntable round our way (I have a copy of this on vinyl too), I listened to this today for probably the first time in ten years. It still sounds fantastic.
If ‘Laundry’ doesn’t make you cry then you’re made of stone – and I’d like to start a one man campaign (right here, right now) for ‘Let our land be the one’ to be adopted as our new national anthem without delay.
And if you think music is too expensive now, this 23 year old tape cost £8.49 when new – it still has its ‘Our Price’ sticker proudly displayed.
In not entirely unrelated news – I should never have embarked on this quest without first locating a functioning cassette head cleaning tape!