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December 08, 2004

Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake

3 out of 5 stars
Don't worry, I'm not going to review every CD in my collection (today, at least) but another of the CDs I bought today deserves a special mention. Originally released in 1968 (so the cover tells me), I would think it was one of the first concept-albums (pardon my ignorance, but the only other "oldie" I'm aware of is Sgt. Pepper…?). Except it's not entirely so. The first six songs (Side A on old media I guess) are "normal" songs, including the fairly well-known Lazy Sunday, but songs 7 through 12 are interspersed with (fairly lengthy) speaking in a Clockwork Orange-esque cockney voice, telling the story of "Happiness Stan" looking for half of the moon with the help of a talking fly. Quite.
Probably not for everyone, and I can imagine the talking becoming a little annoying perhaps, although the strangeness of the speech should mean it'll be a lot of listens just to interpret the speaker.

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