When it followed Fisherman's Blues in 1990, Room to Roam's genial folk meanderings seemed slight and rather silly by comparison. But time has been kind. This reissue - with an additional disc of outtakes - uncovers a trippy self-contained world of music, owing as much to the Beatles as to Planxty.
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Graeme Thomson has written for Esquire, MOJO, Maxim, Rolling Stone, Time Out and is a regular contributor to The Word and the Observer Music Monthly. He is the author of biographies on Elvis Costello and Willie Nelson.