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Adam Ross (and the False Summits)

Live From My Imagination (Smallfish)

By • Jul 2nd, 2020 • Category: Album review

One person who has been very busy during lockdown is Adam Ross, leader of Scottish band Randolph’s Leap. This latest foray is like an imagined live album, complete with fake applause. There are some old favourites and several new songs.

‘Talk Like A Weatherman’ is always a welcome tune, and this version is better than ever, while ‘Britain 2050’ is a recent update, and a bit scary – some of this shit is already happening…

‘Microcosm’ and ‘Big Sea’ both collect new concerns and old worries, to a very jaunty guitar backdrop…

And of course ‘I Can’t Dance To This Music Anymore’ is always great… and accumulates new layers of irony as time goes on…

‘Gracefully Falling’ is a catchy wee ditty, while ‘Staycation’ is a tribute to the humble Scottish summer holiday, and last track ‘Hermit’ (“thanks for coming, T-shirts and facemasks at the merch stand…”) is another great oldie…

It is reassuring and enjoyable that Adam is trying to recreate the joy of the live gig… and hope we will be able to experience these in the flesh at some point soon…

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