Artist: The Hit Parade Title Of Album: Cornish Pop Songs Year Of Release: 2014 Label: JSH Records Genre: Indie Pop, Britpop Quality: Mp3 Bitrate: 320 kbps Total Time: 44:11 Min Total Size: 108 Mb
1. From Paddington to Penzance 2. On a Rainy Day in Newlyn 3. Garage in Drift 4. The Ghost of the Fishing Fleet 5. Wonderful View 6. Zennor Mermaid 7. From Here to Lands End 8. There's Something About Mary 9. Girl from Penzance 10. Treen Girl 11. On Summer Days 12. See You at the Seaside 13. Born in St Ives 14. The Queen of Mousehole
A CD collection of early singles by the London trio the Hit Parade, More Pop Songs straddles the line between Sarah-style indie guitar jangle (Amelia Fletcher of future Sarah stars Heavenly sings lead on one of two versions of the unabashedly sentimental "Christmas Tears") and the sort of dancefloor-friendly electro-pop that St. Etienne would soon make fashionable again. So, although singer/guitarist Julian Henry wrote all the songs, the album is really a skirmish between his guitar and producer Raymond Watts' keyboards and sequencers. It's pretty much a draw. The best songs are the more upbeat tracks, like the bouncy "In the Hit Parade" and the glorious, wistful "The Beatles in 1963." When Henry gets mopey, as on the self-explanatory "What Did You Love Me For?" and "It Doesn't Matter Now," it all gets a little precious. There are times when that works, as on the aforementioned "Christmas Tears," but about a third of this 14-track collection is a bit wet.