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Classic Album Review: Hawksley Workman | Almost A Full Moon

The Hawk offers up a Christmas-themed set you can listen to with Grandma.

This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Even at Christmas, you never know what you’re going to get from flamboyant singer-songwriter Hawklsey Workman.

The quickie eight-song disc Almost A Full Moon — recorded over two days in Paris barely a month before its release — is longer than an EP but not quite an album, is sort of Christmas themed though hardly your traditional holiday offering, and feels warm and cozy while maintaining Workman’s glammy, hammy ’70s pop vibe. Despite its recent vintage, this is no slapdash affair. Homespun, heartfelt tracks like Learn How to Knit, First Snow of the Year, Merry Christmas (I love you), Common Cold and Let’s Make Some Soup are as fully realized as anything Hawksley has written. Only now you can listen to him with Grandma in the room.

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