Graham Reid | | <1 min read
Not often we get to use the word “polymath” . . . but it describes multi-lingual poet, writer, publisher, dramatist, musician-without-portfolio Bill Direen whose reputation kicked in seriously with this debut album (after a series of singles and EPs) in '83.
Released on Flying Nun, it includes a version of Denis Glover's poem The Magpies alongside Direen's idiosyncratic pop.
Nun founder Roger Shepherd considers it “a masterpiece” and “totally timeless” although admits it was perhaps a “bit too grown up” for Nun fans at the time.
Now reissued on vinyl.
Music for grown ups.
For much more on Bill Direen at Elsewhere go here
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