Friday, 6 May 2016

In Search of England (Barclay James Harvest, 1978)

When it comes to BJH, we often forget how important Stuart "Woolly" Wolstenholme's contribution has been during so many years. This song, however, perfectly illustrates his symphonic, nostalgic and catchy approach to prog music. As usual with the greatest songs by this band, the emotional side of "In Search of England" is prominent although never too intrusive.

I'll always love this lullaby's music...

This is a well balanced melodic song, featuring all the discreet and misty atmosphere such a fully British track requires. The lyrics are also good, mounting a dialogue between a boy and an old man about moral duties and productive sacrifices. Once more, BJH show here how great songwriters they are...

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