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Ayers, Kevin - Joy of a Toy [New, 180 gm Vinyl]

Genre: Rock (Progressive)
Media: Vinyl
£23.00
Product code (SKU):  4 Men With Beards
In stock: yes
Weight: 300 g
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Kevin Ayers' debut solo album after leaving Soft Machine Soft Machine (he was a founding member). They may have progressed very differently had he have stayed.  However the parting was amicable enough to be accompanied on Joy Of A Toy by his Soft Machine colleagues Robert Wyatt, Mike Ratledge and Hugh Hopper.

The album features Ayers sonorous vocal delivery and an avant-garde song construction and an affection for bizarre instrumentation that would have a deep influence far into the 1970s and much later. Many of Ayers' most enduring songs feature here from "The Lady Rachel" to "Girl on a Swing", the latter still, regularly covered by artists to this day like Candie Payne and The Ladybug Transistor.

 

Track Listing:

 

SIDE A: 
1. Joy Of A Toy Continued 
2. Town Feeling 
3. The Clarietta Rag  
4. Girl On A Swing 
5. Song For Insane Times

 

SIDE B: 
1. Stop This Train (Again Doing It) 
2. Eleanor’s Cake 
3. Lady Rachel 
4. Oleh Oleh Bandu Bandong 
5. All This Crazy Gift Of Time

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