When Ulf Lundell released a couple dozen records that never came for a little over a year ago, I heard the promise of a rare good album in the unfinished sketches. But I was also concerned that the songs, if they were made in the studio with the band, would sound as even thickness brötiga as always.
I was both right and wrong. New ”the Cranes will” have some nice and unusually nuanced Lundell-recordings, where the calm tempos and elements of folk music lifts the lyrics. In general, Janne Bark had set the tone. Once again, I am struck by how much Lundell leaning against Springsteen, in everything from the arrangement to the låtstrukturer. The inability to find a personal expression, is a right strange.
have is good lyrics and an ability to write a kind of everyday poetry in which the whole man may be; a pathetic, angry, political, and sincerely touched by the birds of spring.
Best tracks: ”the Cranes will”, ”the Bells”
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