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Artist: Various Artists
Title: Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present Occassional Rain
Format: CD
Label: ACE - UK
Catalog Number:1570
Barcode:029667098229 itemnumber=1000124632
Price: $16.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: ROCK
Release Date: 5/8/2020
Availability: In Stock
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“Occasional Rain” is the sequel to Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs’ highly successful “English Weather” collection (“Really compelling and immersive: it’s a pleasure to lose yourself in it” - Alexis Petridis, the Guardian). This is the sound of young bands experimenting in a period of flux, feeling for a new direction, exploring jazz and folk – as many songs are led by mellotron, piano and flute as they are by guitar. Lyrically, there are two themes that crop up regularly: the search for a home that isn’t there anymore – the certainties of the optimistic 60s, the physical reality of terraced streets – and the rain. For the former, there’s Cressida’s gentle, keening ‘Home And Where I Long To Be’, while Duncan Browne’s shape-shifting ‘Ragged Rain Life’ feels like a decent summary of Britain in both 1970 and 2020. “Occasional Rain” puts the era’s bigger names (Traffic, Yes, Moody Blues) and the lesser known (Mandy More, Shape Of The Rain, Tonton Macoute) side by side. Like its predecessor “English Weather”, it evokes the turn of the new decade, a beautiful state of fuzzy confusion, and the feel of a wet Saturday afternoon at the dawn of the 70s spent flicking through the racks, wondering whether to buy the new Tull album or maybe take a chance on that Christine Harwood album in the bargain bin (go on, you won’t regret it).

Track Listing
 1. 
HIDDEN TREASURE - Traffic

 2. 
RAGGED RAIN LIFE - Duncan Browne

 3. 
HOME AND WHERE I LONG TO BE - Cressida

 4. 
LEIT MOTIF - Keith West

 5. 
NIGHT TIME - Skin Alley

 6. 
ONCE UPON A TIME - Clouds

 7. 
COME WITH ME TO JESUS - Mandy More

 8. 
OUT AND IN (SINGLE VERSION) - Moody Blues

 9. 
WASTING MY TIME - Shape Of The Rain

10. 
NUTMEG, BITTER SUITE - Granny's Intentions

11. 
SWEETNESS - Yes

12. 
STATION SONG PLATFORM TWO - Pete Brown and Piblokto!

13. 
FREEFALL - Argent

14. 
I KNOW THAT I'M DREAMING - Exchange & Mart

15. 
POSTCARDS OF SCARBOROUGH - Michael Chapman

16. 
QUESTION OF TIME - Christine Harwood

17. 
THE CASTLE - 'Igginbottom

18. 
WINDY BAKER STREET - Andrew Leigh

19. 
FLYING SOUTH IN WINTER - Tonton Macoute

20. 
INNOCENCE OF A CHILD - Catherine Howe

21. 
WATERLOW - Mott The Hoople


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