Label: Frost Records - Frost 0304 • Format: 3x, CD • Country: Denmark • Genre: Rock, Blues, Pop • Style: Beat, Garage Rock, Folk Rock, Pop Rock
The single has no hidden depths, it's just about a bloke out in Australia enjoying himself. She returned as a solo artist with her album Kite in Upon its release, Graham K. Smith of Record Mirror wrote: "All [MacColl's] usual ingredients are here - sometime bittersweet but ultimately optimistic lyric, hefty, pacey Walking Down - Various - Jacks Beat Records Anthology 2 , just the right amount of memorable jangling and those trebly harmonised vocals.
A tribute to lost love? A yearning for sunnier climes? A summer hit? All these, and more Chris Heath of Smash Hits wrote: "Even though Kirsty wrote this herself it sounds very much like "A New England" - lots of shiny guitars above which a million Kirsty MacColls breathlessly sing the tune. A disappointment from someone as talented as Kirsty.
These songs turn on her youthful enthusiasm at a time when she made everything gallop along at a rapid, rhythmically simple clip. In a career retrospective on MacColl, No Depression stated: "[MacColl] could also multi-track her crystal-clear voice into gorgeous cushions of pop perfection check out the harmonies on her own "He's on the Beach".
He described the lyrics as "a wistful but ultimately uplifting story", which MacColl "sings with a mix of joy and resignation that's sublime.
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