Linn Lorkin - Sidelong Glances (RRCD1007)
This, the second album of Linn Lorkin's original songs, was recorded in 1990 and is a pop-oriented collection with full guitar-based arrangements by the one and only Hershal. It contains not only 10 sparkling songs revealing yet again her formidable and unique song-writing talents but also a veritable who's who of New Zealand musicians and singers. Martin Winch, Brendan Power, Tama Renata, Beaver, Peter Scott and Pipe Major Lewis Turrell are just a few of the many talents represented here and for its time it contained an innovative overlay of Pacifica colours, such as the use of a Samoan girls'choir and Fijian log drums. It contains Linn's chilling anti-nuclear "End Of The World" and her "Ca Va Changer" a message of hope for a better world.