Album: Jewels For Sophia
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Robyn Hitchcock’s final album on a major label, Jewels For Sophia, took three years and three major cities to put together, and featured a lot of guest stars, including Jon Brion, Grant Lee-Phillips, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Block and — of course — Peter Buck.
Some of it was recorded in London, some in Los Angeles, and some in Seattle, and maybe that’s why it felt kind of disjointed to me. That said, it still had a couple of great songs on it, including one of his best songs ever, the jaunty “Viva! Sea-Tac,” which rides on a Young Fresh Fellows rhythm section (whom you might remember I saw open for Robyn way back in 1986) and a Peter Buck guitar riff.