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Shooting At the Moon


Download links and information about Shooting At the Moon by Kevin Ayers. This album was released in 1970 and it belongs to Rock, Psychedelic genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 59:33 minutes.

Artist: Kevin Ayers
Release date: 1970
Genre: Rock, Psychedelic
Tracks: 14
Duration: 59:33
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No. Title Length
1. May I? (2003 - Remaster) 4:01
2. Rheinhardt and Geraldine / Colores Para Dolores (2003 - Remaster) 5:40
3. Lunatics Lament (2003 - Remaster) 4:53
4. Pisser Dans Un Violon (2003 - Remaster) 8:02
5. The Oyster and the Flying Fish (2003 - Remaster) 2:37
6. Underwater (2003 - Remaster) 3:54
7. Clarence In Wonderland (2003 - Remaster) 2:06
8. Red Green and You Blue (2003 - Remaster) 3:52
9. Shooting At the Moon (2003 - Remaster) 5:53
10. Gemini Child (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:16
11. Puis Je? (2003 - Remaster) 3:41
12. Butterfly Dance (2003 - Remaster) 3:45
13. Jolie Madame (2003 Digital Remaster) 2:26
14. Hat 5:27



Shooting at the Moon’s title aptly describes its high ambition. This 1970 release stands as the sole album made by singer/songwriter Ayers with The Whole World, a touring combo featuring such prog-rock luminaries as David Bedford, Lol Coxhill, and a young Mike Oldfield. The chemistry captured here is frothy and volatile, spilling over from slightly bent pop-rock into avant-garde vaudeville and experimental jazz. Ayers’ seductive baritone is in fine form, lending whimsical pieces like “Clarence in Wonderland” and the Bridget St. John duet “The Oyster and the Flying Fish” a sly charm that never descends into irony. “Lunatics Lament” rocks out with its tongue firmly in its cheek, while “Red Green and You Blue” spices its tropical lounge sounds with a tasty sax solo by Coxhill. When he chooses to play it straight—as he does in the disarmingly romantic “May I?”—Ayers shows real mainstream pop potential. Genial prog-rockers like “Rheinhardt and Geraldine” and “Butterfly Dance” let Ayers and his cohorts stretch out and get pleasantly weird. Whether its songs are inviting or obscure, Shooting at the Moon remains a high point in Ayers’ idiosyncratic oeuvre.