Glorious Fool - Warner WEA 99178

18 Jun 1982
Journal News
Eric Shepard
Night Music
A rocker's nostalgia a bit warmed over

Just a couple of album notes for summer-time consideration:

Marshall Crenshaw, Marshall Crenshaw [...]

Air, 80° Below '82 [...]

John Martyn, Glorious Pool [sic] - Maybe I can't accept Martyn as a rocker. (His softer stuff holds up with some of Van Morrison's best.) Maybe I haven't listened to the record enough. (Martyn's records usually age well.) Maybe Phil Collins had too much to do with it. (He produced, drummed and sang.) Maybe what sounds like moodiness is actually Martyn's mastery of textures. (Maybe he's lost it.) Maybe, despite some great moments, Glorious Fool is as disappointing as it sounds so far. (Maybe it isn't.)

Miles Davis, We Want Miles [...]

This review was printed in the Journal News of Friday 18 June 1982. The paper has its base in White Plains, New York. So far it is unclear why it was written ten months after release.

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