Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
This time, we come to the last three tracks on the LP:
Track 4 on Side 2 is “You Can Try It”. This is a soft, light, jazzy song with lots of flattened 9ths and 13ths. It has very sweet backing vocals indeed, supplied by the choir. By no means unpleasant, this one.
Track 5 is “Everybody Loves The Clown”, which is another “circus” influenced thing. It is a bit like a jazzed-up nursery rhyme. The choir takes the lead vocal on this one.
Side 2 closes with Track 6, “St. John’s Wood Affair”, which is slightly odd in that much of the vocals are semi-spoken in a middle 8 which occurs three times, opening withe the words “Hello God”. Those of the vocals which are fully sung are of a light, jazzy, tripping nature, a sort of “easy listening” style.
It can thus be observed that Alex’s jazz influence is much to the fore on Side 2, which is why I prefer Side 1.
The extended CD has four bonus tracks, and we shall have a look at those next time, before moving on to another album.