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the ragged curtain

Guy Manning 's most assured work to date, by far his best vocal performance and some of the most accomplished instrumental work he's ever recorded.
On "The Ragged Curtain", an epic 30-minute work, (reminiscent of Peter Hammill's "Flight" at times in structure) the songwriting is top quality.

Guitarist Gareth Harwood is particularly good and there's some fine Hammond organ work too.

Flute and sax is provided by Laura Fowles and Mostly Autumn's Angela Goldthorpe together, adding some really melodic work throughout the album.

Piccadilly Records, Manchester