Harper Simon – Bonnie Brae

Harper Simon

Harper Simon’s new LP is called ‘Division Street’ and for a minute I thought I’d spotted the primary influence in it’s naming. With receding braincells but a sprightly search engine technique I was soon to discover that Elliott Smith’s song was actually called ‘Division Day’, wherein the whole trust of this piece lost its mojo. Doesn’t take anything away from this number however, from an artist who has somehow escaped the eternal comparison to his famous father’s work. Perhaps this is because he has struck out on his own and each time alchemy has more or less ensued. ‘Bonnie Brae’ is a song with a real chorus and bridge, each possessing moments of significant clarity and true melody. A shadow well and truly sidestepped then. KD

Harper Simon – Bonnie Brae

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Year: 2013

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