We count the evening stars
Goldmine makes a double review for the album ..and I observed the blue sky" and this ep. Here is the part for the ep (you find the rest of the review under .. and I observed the blue sky):
.....and for a closer look into the album's recording sessions, an accompanying EP We Count the Evening Stars picks up four cover versions that were considered for inclusion, before the decision was made to keep the album self-composed.
Of course this is firm ground for anyone who knows Us and Them primarily from their work with the Fruits de Mer label, where they have indeed concentrated on other people's material. And, as always, Us and Them unearth dimensions to the song that… once you've heard them, you can't believe were never picked up by anyone else.
Nick Garrie's "Can I Stay With You," Trees' "Garden of Jane Delawney," the Zombies' "Beachwood Park" and - surprisingly? - Thin Lizzy's "Little Girl in Bloom" are not so much revisited as refreshed and recreated; and it is easy to see how each of them could have fit into the full album. We are grateful, however, that they didn't. It just makes the EP… andf the album before it… all the more special.
Carry news underground
It is a long review in dutch which you will find here:
Writing about music
The Swedish Duo, Anders and Britt are back with a short Ep featuring 4 covers songs that the band really like. The band are in a very relaxed mood on this EP. The first is a quite underground track from 1968 by Nick Garrie. It is the only semi-uptempo track with a nice strummed guitar and accented with the Rhodes piano. Lovely sung. Beachwood Park by the Zombies is next. It is a very relaxed track with some nice layered vocals on this beautiful track. Little Girl in Bloom from the first Thin Lizzy record was an interesting choice for the band. It is also based on keyboards, drums and bass except the guitar solo section. The EP ends with The Garden of Jane Delawney by the TREEs. The addition of flute is quite nice. I do not know any of these songs except the Thin Lizzy song but they did very nice versions of all the songs. Beautiful music. Check them out!!