CD review: Tarnished Gold - Beachwood Sparks

MIKE ALEXANDER
Last updated 05:00 11/11/2012
Beachwood Sparks
TARNISHED GOLD: Beachwood Sparks

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TARNISHED GOLD
Beachwood Sparks
(Rhythmethod)

Beachwood Sparks have certainly found their creative spark again.  Their reunion album and first in 11 years is a lot more mellowed out and, as a result, cohesive than the before version that released two interesting but flawed earlier albums.

And while, nowadays, they are often referred to as an alternative country group, 40 years ago Beachwood Sparks would have been right at home alongside Neil Young and all of those California dreaming country rock groups such as Buffalo Springfield, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Poco and the Byrds. 

It's that classic sound that really resonates in songs such as the achingly lonesome Alone Together, the gentle jangle of Sparks Fly Again and the melodic ebb and flow of Leave The Light On.

Forget the tarnish, this is gold.

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