Better than it's title suggests
Various - Balearic Biscuits 3

First up, strike the title of this album from your mind as it really doesn’t do this first rate compilation any favours - it takes the Balearic umbrella as a jumping off point for lost classics old and new that sound just right at a certain time of day (usually just as the sun comes up).

Alongside the expected ‘unexpected’ tracks, here a role fulfilled by Simple Minds’ ‘League Of Nations’ and The Steve Miller Band’s ‘Journey To Eden’, there is the genuinely unexpected ‘Tonight’s Today’ from reformed Cockernee Jack Penate that sounds like a more mature Friendly Fires, but no less euphoric.


Words by Nick Annan

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