A Picture Made “Heal” – Listen

So, imagine the editorial meeting if you will and the heated exchange which ended with the comment “so, what you’re saying is that it’s prog?“.  Well, no, not Prog as such – obviously that would be ridiculous.  Concept albums? Ha!  Well, unless it Drive By Truckers or The Decemberists.  And that Jon Boden chap is ok.  No, what A Picture Made have produced is more of a concept single.

So, what’s a concept single?  Well, suppose one has an album called  ‘Heal‘, which has three bookmarking songs – the downbeat opener ‘Heal Me‘, the mid-album up-tempo rocker ‘Heal You‘ and the ecstatic closer ‘Healed‘ – what would be a great idea would be to put them together – to capture the progress of the album in a snappy six-minute single.  Pretty cool – and this is what, thirty-five years down the road from their formation A Picture Made have done.  And it sounds rather splendid.

 

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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