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John O'War 5:12
No Good Trying 3:31
Bathing In Blue 3:32
Watching The Waning Moon 4:18
Big Sky 3:32
Fionnuala 2:48
Oh Helen How (Strings) 3:15
Shangri-La 4:06
Time Between 3:17
Calm Before The Storm 2:43
Magic Boomerang 3:50
Take Your Time 4:07


Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ILLCD 019 The Mock Turtles 87-90 ‎(CD, Comp) Imaginary Records ILLCD 019 UK 1991
COCY-9100 The Mock Turtles 87-90 ‎(CD, Comp) Imaginary Records COCY-9100 Japan 1991
ILLUSION 019 The Mock Turtles 87-90 ‎(LP, Comp) Imaginary Records ILLUSION 019 UK 1991

The Mock Turtles - 87-90 mp3 download
Performer: The Mock Turtles
Genre: Rock
Title: 87-90
Country: UK
Released: 1991
Style: Alternative Rock
MP3 version ZIP size: 1502 mb
FLAC version RAR size: 1400 mb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 202

the monster
On this compilation we find our terrapin friends collecting a set of more atmospherically moody numbers that seem to be drawn from their singles, b-sides, EPs, and from the tribute albums they’ve floated through. Even so, the release is a fine addition, gathering together in on place, material one might have overlooked or not been aware of. The central aspect that stands out here are the luscious harmonies and more orchestrated arrangements that seem to swirl upward, as with those floating lanterns, where you just can’t take your eyes off them, straining to see them as tiny dots before they disappear into the night sky … the same applies here, only with the Mock Turtles, you stain your ears to hear the last bits of chords and notes before they too vanish into the ethereal night. Listening to these light and airy songs requires attention, as with The Beatles’ “Hey Jude,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” or “Lady Madonna,” these songs are laced with circular storytelling that draws you in to discover meanings within meanings.There is an essential calmness to this release, it nearly boarders on the pre neo-psychedelic, and at times boarding on progressive music, where had they managed to venture down a different avenue, their music could have come off with the attitude and flavor of Trick of the Tail by Genesis. Nevertheless, what we have here, is what we have, a collection that will ride comfortably, and while certainly not an album you’ll reach for often, it will fill the need when the time is right.A self confession: I’m an odd listener, there’s no way that a band’s packaging, the album artwork, or even the band’s name does not effect me. Perhaps I read too much, perhaps I listen too deeply, and yes, perhaps I look with eyes that want to be comfortably entertained. I’ve always had trouble with the name ‘The Mock Turtles,’ as the Mock Turtle was a rather melancholy character, perpetually dropping tears from the book “Alice In Wonderland.” When pictured, the Mock Turtle was made up of different animals which became the ingredients for Mock Turtle Soup, as there came a time when there were no longer any green turtles to be actually used. Often times the Mock Turtle’s shell is actually depicted as a cooking pot. And there rests my dilemma, the fact that a band should name themselves after such a sad creature, one that it fills me with disappear, or ‘famoo’, a word for deep abiding sadness that I invented as a child.Review by Jenell Kesler