Goody Hallett CD (2012)
Let the Feldons take you on a journey. A journey into the past where witches sold their souls to the devil and in time became sirens luring innocent sailors to their deaths on the ragged rocks of the Massachusetts shoreline. This is the story of Goody Hallett, the sea witch of the early 1700s. But this is not the only story as the Feldons take you on a trip of love, confusion, anticipation, rejection and wonder with songs such as Stuck to the Ground, a whimsical questioning of life in general, Staring at the Sky, a more grungy pining for a love that can never be, See the Sun, about the searching and finding of love and Lantana castle, a whimsical look into the memories of a carefree childhood. London Town is a more hard edged 70s styled number, about almost forgotten childhood memories but with a twist while Shadow, a song of regret, reminds the listener of heavy 70s American blues. Following this, Love is a dark 60s psychedelic piece of work with a chorus diametrically opposed to the disturbed lyrics of the verse. Price of Admission is a throw back to the days of English punk with clever but satirical lyrics that examine and criticise the cult of evangelical Christianity while Story of My Life is a simple slow rocker that could have come straight from Abbey Road studios in the 60s while Hole in the Sky is a blues number that reminds the listener of early Howling Wolf with it’s punchy guitars and driving rhythm. Someone is another Beatles styled number with introspective overtones that question life and love and where we are going while Win One Time is a jaunty little number in the tradition of Ray Davies that recalls depressed English city dwelling in the 1960s and hints at emigration away from the cold and grime. Goody Hallett and Other Stories is an album of delights, one you will never regret buying or listening to. It is an album that will transcend time itself.