Today I (or should I say, Daisy) found this:
The thing is, I have no recollection of how it came into the house. None at all. The price label implies that I spent a whopping ?14.99 on it, which must mean I had an income at the time – it seems like a ridiculous amount of money, now, to spend on a CD I knew nothing about, and didn’t play for some years.
The style is… well, imagine a cross between a Broadway Musical and Daniel O’Donnell doing his spot on Songs of Praise. I swear, some of the songs end in such a way as to leave me craving ice-cream in the lobby. But it also reminds me, just slightly, of a tape we had in the eighties, called Communion, and which we played on a permenant loop in our car for about three years. I think it’s the American accents that do it – they way they insist on singing to “Gard”, that I struggle to take seriously. Like they’re worshipping an overweight man in a uniform, who’s watching the football when he’s supposed to be monitoring the CCTV.
I’m determined to play it to the end, but this could be a contender for the next Swaps party. I can’t really imagine playing it twice…