Not to overdo the Left Banke comparison, but any fan of that group will enjoy this a lot as well, as they have a similar fusion of pure pop hooks, imaginative Baroque orchestration, and fragile romantic songwriting. The David have more of a rock drive, however, and are more apt to employ period psychedelic flourishes (such as the wobbling distorted guitar riffs on "Mirrors of Wood") and take on more whimsical, less personal lyrical concerns. The beautiful, suite-like title cut, the organ-powered "Sweet December," and "Now to You" are highlights. The 2001 CD reissue on Jamie adds a couple of previously unreleased songs, one just an instrumental backing track for a cover of the Yardbirds' "Mr. You're a Better Man Than I," the other a characteristic original ("I Don't Care") that sounds like only the backing vocals have been included. It also has liner notes that do a good deal to fill in the background of this obscure group.
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