Buying the albums sampled on “Picnic”.
Side 2 of the Canadian version of the LP opens with the same track as is at the top of the second column in the tracklisting on the back of the CD, Track 9. This is “wildcat squall”. This is a brilliant 2.49 minutes of Liz Hanns on her hollering solo best. This one is like nothing else on earth, and really must have put a strain on her voice, a bit like John Lennon singing “Twist and Shout”.
Track 10 is another brilliant Liz Hanns solo called “don’t you ease me in”. This is very different from the previous track, being a plaintive and very playful thing. There is always some male backing vocal on these Liz Hann’s songs, but you’d hardly notice it. Much tinkling mandolin on this one, which is amongst the best on the record.
Track 11 is “rich girl”, where Liz Hanns is confined to a few responses. The male singer is of course splendid in his own right, but just not as good. This song chugs along very pleasantly and predictably.
Track 12 is “sundown”, a Liz Hanns lament which is the best track on this fantastic record; it truly is the stuff of dreams, 2.48 minutes of sheer, unalderated bliss.