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Retsin | Sweet Luck of Amaryllis (Carrot Top)
One track was enough to convince me. Hearing Lone Star Drive, the first of thirteen, whilst horizontal helped soothe away the stresses of what had been a tough, tiring week. Sure the sleep-deprivation had me at the mercy of such angelic voices and blissfully judged music, but here before the cold blues and greys of one last session at the keyboard, I'm being seduced again. At turns delicate and heartbreaking (Good Morning Bird), playful (What The Devil Said) or simply sublime (Lone Star Drive, the cover of Come's Broken Hearted Wine or Swallow - like Juliana Hatfield duetting with Nick Drake) Sweet Luck of Amaryllis is an album for lonely, rainy afternoons miles from the one you love.

Matt Dornan
CWAS #4 - Winter 1998/9 - The Lost Issue