Thursday, 5 May 2011

Review: The View From Here [Fay & Latta]

#214: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! When Yours Truly KJS ventured down to The Robin 2 in Bilston last month to witness yet another fantastic Beatles Blues and Blue Violin Project [BBBV] gig, I knew that there would be some support forthcoming from their friends. Hence, before Groucutt & Haynes took to the stage that night in advance of BBBV, it was delightful and enthralling to see and hear the musical talents of Fay & Latta during their set of around half a dozen songs.

Their music fitted in and matched the bluesy folk talents of Groucutt & Haynes and all three acts complimented each other perfectly. I was so impressed with Fay & Latta live that I decided to order their debut CD "The View From Here". So all week I have been playing this excellent production both at home and in my car. The album consists of twelve [12] tracks: "Nothing"; "Wake When The Sun Comes Out"; "Fool Again"; "Falling Slowly"; "The View From Here"; "Morning After"; "Black Sunday"; "How Does It Make You Feel?"; "Where Do We Go From Here?"; "If All Else Fails"; "Return To Nothing" and "Uninvited".

For me the whole recording is really nice with my stand out tracks being "Nothing", "Black Sunday", "If All Else Fails" and the superb, haunting song "Uninvited" - which actually sounds better live as a wholly acoustic piece. You can get a hold of "The View From Here" for just £6.50 [plus P+P] from their web site at:

Better still, Fay & Latta will be celebrating the release of their debut album on Saturday 7th May by performing at The Cobbles and Clay Arts Cafe in Haworth, West Yorkshire. Entry is free and live music from Fay & Latta begins at 8:00PM.

ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends "The View From Here" by Fay & Latta to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELOJeff LynneRoy WoodThe MoveThe Idle Race'Brum Beat'The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 05-May-2011


  1. Plz fix the link to this URL on your review on Beauty in Chaos, right now it does not work.