Just Another Diamond Day

Vashti Bunyan - Just Another Diamond Day
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Based on 4 reviews
1970 Ratings: #24 / 89
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Based on 52 ratings
1970 Ratings: #17
December 1, 1970 / Release Date
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Philips / Label
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"This record is a kind of document of a pilgrimage lasting a year and a half - Vashti and Robert and Bess (the horse) and Blue (the dog) and an old green wagon fleeing London for the Outer Hebrides. Half way there they stopped for the winter and a friend brought Vashti back to London for a short visit. She rang me: did I remember her? And of course I remembered. I had heard her three years before at a poetry reading, singing songs of delicate beauty that melted me on the spot. I had tried ... read more
The album cover captures Vashti Bunyan's character perfectly. She's like a story book character. An elf or a hobbit from a far off land where things aren't so bad. Or maybe they are, maybe it's a world like ours. But Vashti isn't interested in the violence and the madness and the chaos. She's interested in the glow worms, the blue birds, the lush green grass padding the rolling hills, the auburn foliage blanketing a forest floor in autumn. Is it wrong to think about the trees and the ponds and ... read more
9.0 out of 10
A classic (I'm surprised that I didn't rate this one).

Edit : The demos from before this album are also gold.
Yes, this album is indeed a unique daffodil. It is so silly, that 'Glow Worms' song is wacky! I do think there is something powerful about the nursery rhyme aesthetic of this album. I can see why people find this music very comforting.

'I'd Like To Take A Walk Around Your Mind,' is a spectacular song. The surrealist images she spins are so vivid, you feel like she can just walk into someone's skull whenever she wants.
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