jake holmes: a letter to katherine december
  • jake holmes

  • a letter to katherine december (CD)

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  • Format: CD
  • Label: Phoenix Records
  • Genre: Psychedelic

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Jake Holmes’ first album,The Above Ground Sound, generated an

amazing level of interest. Of course, the fact that the album included
Dazed And Confused had quite a lot to do with it, but it soon became


apparent that Holmes’ music, along with the work of a number of


other male singer-songwriters is enjoying a bit of a renaissance at


the moment.  Jake’s second album, A Letter To Katherine


December, a record that many critics rate even more highly than his


first. This is indeed a great follow-up; an album which easily evades


the shadow of its predecessor’s success and another recording


that, in typical Holmes fashion, defies description. Although Rick


Randle, whose bizarre bass playing was such a feature of The


Above Ground Sound, is missing on this one, Charlie Fox’s


immaculate string and horn arrangements more than compensate.


Holmes’ eccentric song writing is here in all its rich diversity, the


sound quality is outstanding and the production standards superb.


As was the case with its predecessor, A Letter failed to achieve any


real commercial impact, so Holmes switched to a more country feel


for his next two releases. Obviously he had perplexed the people at


Tower Records enough by this time as the label cancelled his


contract. Without a safety net, Holmes plunged into the world of TV


commercials, which, ironically, is where he was to eventually enjoy


his only real financial success. Another great album that we


recommend without reservation.








  1. Saturday Night


  2. Late Sleeping Day


  3. Chase Your Eyes


  4. The Diner Song


  5. High School Hero


  6. Moving Day


  7. Leaves Never Break


  8. It’s Always Somewhere Else


  9. Sleeping Woman


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