The High Llamas Beet, Maize & Corn

Beet, Maize & Corn
16 ratings
LOW STOCK: Only 2 copies left
SUPER SAVINGS: $15.61 Limited Time Only
List Price: $17.98
You Save: $2.37 (13% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
sku:  J7WV
Brand New

Related products:

CD Details

  • Released: October 7, 2003
  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Drag City

Entertainment Reviews:

Q - 11/03, p.110
4 stars out of 5 - "...Happily, BEET, MAIZE & CORN, while hardly stinting on the mellifluousness, proffers a newfound poignancy....Robert Wyatt influences drop in, brass wafts and hymnal vocals soar - all to stirring effect..."
Uncut - 11/03, p.118
3 stars out of 5 - "...It sounds lovely....Head Llama Sean O'Hagan has unimpeachably good taste..."
Magnet - 11/03, p.98
"...There are interesting little moments along the way....O'Hagan's vocals take on the magenta hue of U.K. prog-rockers Caravan on 'Leaf And Lime'..."
Mojo (Publisher) - 11/03, p.130
5 stars out of 5 - "...Remarkably musical, intriguingly textured and affecting..."


  • 1.Barny Mix
  • 2.Calloway
  • 3.The Click and the Fizz
  • 4.Porter Dimi
  • 5.Leaf and Lime
  • 6.Alexandra Line
  • 7.High on the Chalk
  • 8.Rotary Hop
  • 9.Ribbons and Hi Hats
  • 10.The Holly Hills
  • 11.Monnie
  • 12.The Walworth River

Product Description:

Personnel: Sean O'Hagan (vocals, guitar, 12-string guitar, nylon-string guitar, piano, organ); Pete Aves (vocals, electric guitar, banjo); Marcus Holdaway (vocals, cello); Kelsey Michael, Mary Hansen (vocals); Ellen Blair (violin, viola); Brian G. Wright , Sally Herbert (violin); Colin Crawley (flute, tenor saxophone); Mark Bassey, Andy Robinson (trombone); Dominic Murcott (vibraphone); Rob Allum (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Fulton Dingley.
Recording information: London, England (2002).
Tied together by a series of lush instrumental passages, this 2003 High Llamas song cycle innovatively connects musical styles more associated with California dreaming to its main theme of the city's encroachment on the countryside. Where the storied chronicler of British urban life Ray Davies once used rock & roll combined with a simple, music-hall-type delivery to make his point, here the Llamas' leader, Sean O'Hagan, takes the music of Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks, and Burt Bacharach as his foundation, lending his tales of urbanization a high-gloss sheen as well as a touch of Sixties magic.

Music Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating:
Based on 16 ratings.
Be the first Music Lover to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products

Music Categories:
Get Email Alerts for The High Llamas

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 97,952
  • UPC: 781484021124
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday-Friday: 8am-10pm, Weekends: 10am-9pm (Eastern Time)
Se habla Español! Spanish-speaking representatives available, Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (Eastern Time)