Monday, June 01, 2015

Chris de Burgh: Spanish Train and Other Stories (1976)

Once upon a time, Chris de Burgh wrote some interesting songs. In later years, he turned his hand to penning some absolutely abysmal pieces of shlock, like The Lady In Red, which now seems to be fodder for weddings. Spanish Train and Other Stories, his second album, contains some compelling tracks, like the title track, though I have to admit that this song has lost some of its appeal as the years have passed. That track, in combination with A Spaceman Came Travelling, gives the impression that de Burgh is a confirmed Christian, and that usually causes me some concern. In any case, in the year 2015, there is probably no good reason for anyone to own this or any other de Burgh record, which is probably why this one shows up in thrift stores all of the time.

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