Love And The Russian Winter
Musically, it has to be conceded, '[B]Love And The Russian Winter[/B]' is a tepid, reassuringly bland melange...
Take 'The Spirit Of Life', for instance. Alerting us to the fact that [I]"sooner or later we'll be gone"[/I], Hucknall consoles us with the thought that [I]"the spirit of life is within you"[/I]. And how do we take advantage of this inner boon? We [I]"search"[/I], advises Mick, [I]"until we find a way".[/I]
If that should seem at all trite, check 'Back Into The Universe' whereon Dr Stephen Hucknall offers us a Brief History Of Everything. "The order's truly random in the universe/And where will we be in a thousand years?". Dead, I expect. But maybe not. For according to Mr H, we're "changing the concept of belief in time/Rearranging the clock that dictates our minds". Must admit my mental clock was set to 'snooze' during this one, but there's more priceless wisdom on 'Man Made The Gun': "Man made the gun a sado-sexual machine/It's (sic) slaughter brings you to your knees". Are you listening, Mr Blair? Mr Khrushchev? Guns kill dead, badly.
". Hitherto, Simply Red have sold upward of 40 million albums. I too pray with this new album the world will finally see the light [I]vis-`-vis[/I] Mr Hucknall.
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