"October The Twelfth," or "October 12th
" is the ninth track - the second on side 2 - from Harper's debut album Sophisticated Beggar
, which was released in 1966. Running to 5 minutes 54 seconds, there is, alas, nothing sophisticated about this series of inane questions and comments.
Rhymically "October 12th
" bears in places a striking similarity to Al Stewart's later epic ballad "Roads To Moscow
". Alas, that is where its charm both begins and ends.
Alexander Baron - London, England