RELEASE DATE: 1985
LABEL: Cooking Vinyl
01. Little Bird Sing
You'll be forgiven for thinking this was an odd choice for an Immaculate Fools
album title. But after you've listened to the music you'll understand the concept.
This is their sixth album and follow-up to the acoustic 'Woodhouse', mixed,
produced and engineered by Fools' Brian Betts and Barry Wickens. This is much
more rock orientated than their usual offerings; but fear not folk fans, despite
the indication of a toughening up away from the Folk roots that characterised
'Woodhouse', what they have actually done is build on these roots. Lyrically
the album reflects angst and personal and political anger for the most. The
album mellows out with the atmospheric instrumental 'El Amancer' (Spanish for
"day break"), a track of signalling a ray of hope. A brave and rewarding
album that proves anybody who attempted to write this band off to be a fool
themselves. Foot-tappingly excellent!