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Breakwater Cat was the decade late follow up to the beautiful Sunshower collaboration with Thelma Houston. Only the first half of the album was comprised of Webb songs and, honestly, they weren`t his best. It was the disco era and they were trying to fit in. But this is still lovely:
I thought that Gone, Before There Could Be Me and the title track were good songs but always sensed at that time that something was lacking and that he could be doing better, never more apparent than on his album from the early 80s, the appallingly mediocre Angel Heart.
It's always a joy to hear Thelma Houston and her 'Sunshower' is still my favourite album written, arranged and produced by Jimmy Webb. Maybe if he'd also arranged and produced his songs on 'Breakwater Cat' the results would have been better. However, I think that 'Gone' has stood the test of time but thought then and still think now that the word "Zinc" has no place in a love song!
I seem to remember on the lyric sheet with the original LP it read "out of Zinc", and that's what she appears to be singing, although "out of synch" would obviously make more sense. I think we could start a whole new thread on misheard lyrics!
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