|To Keep from Crying|
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|Genre||Psychedelic folk, progressive rock, progressive folk|
To Keep from Crying is the second album by progressive folk band Comus, released in 1974. It featured a notably different lineup from their other releases, with the violin/viola and woodwind spots replaced by keyboards and a conventional drum kit. The album's content has also been noted as sounding more mainstream than their earlier work, which centred more in conventional progressive rock and folk.
Allmusic's retrospective review praised the vocal arrangements and male/female harmonies of songs such as "Figure in Your Dreams" and "Perpetual Motion", and were even more endeared to "dark folk songs" such as "Touch Down", with its "ghostly children's chorus" and "cosmic synth tones". However, they criticized the Japanese issue of the album for editing "Waves and Caves" and "After the Dream" down to well under a minute each and concluded "The record is pretty good, but it has the misfortune of paling in the shadow of its nightmarish predecessor."
All tracks are written by Roger Wootton, except where noted.
|1.||"Down (Like a Movie Star)"||Wootton||4:06|
|3.||"Waves and Caves"||Andy Hellaby||none||1:32|
|4.||"Figure in Your Dreams"||Watson||3:10|
|5.||"Children of the Universe"||Wootton and Watson||5:37|
|1.||"So Long Supernova"||Wootton||3:20|
|2.||"Perpetual Motion"||Watson and Wootton||4:07|
|4.||"Get Yourself a Man"||Keith Hale||Watson||7:07|
|5.||"To Keep from Crying"||Watson and Wootton||5:27|
|6.||"After the Dream"||none||0:59|
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