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The Young Picnickers


Download links and information about The Young Picnickers by The Pearlfishers. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 54:26 minutes.

Artist: The Pearlfishers
Release date: 1999
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 15
Duration: 54:26
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No. Title Length
1. We're Gonna Save the Summer 3:31
2. An Ordinary Day Out In the Suburbs 2:55
3. We'll Get By 3:31
4. Blue December 2:39
5. You Justify My Life 3:44
6. Battersea Bardot 2:55
7. The Young Picnickers 2:54
8. Once There Was a Man 3:54
9. Over & Over 3:56
10. Every Day I Read Your Stars 3:47
11. Strawberries In the Snow 3:58
12. Stella Painted Joy 5:40
13. David vs. Godzilla (Bonus Track) 4:38
14. The Loneliest Bonfire (Bonus Track) 3:40
15. Since You've Asked (Bonus Track) 2:44



Young Picnickers is probably the least essential of the Pearlfishers' first three albums for Marina, which isn't exactly damning them with faint praise. It's still a lovely collection of pristine pop songs, complicated only by a burgeoning jazz/soul influence that often overshadows head Fisher David Scott's dual fixations on the Beatles and Beach Boys. At times, as on "Over and Over," the loungey, leisurely backing makes things too polite. Conversely, when it works — and most of the time it does, especially on the giddy, harmony-drenched opener "We're Gonna Save the Summer" and the marvelous, R&B-tinged "We'll Get By" — you have the best album Prefab Sprout never made. A side benefit of the more subtle backing is that it puts greater emphasis on Scott's lyrics, which sometimes ("Stella Painted Joy," full of clever lines) rise to the occasion. Brian McAlpine's keyboards take a more dominant role on this disc, but he departed afterward — and Scott would manage to balance his jangly pop jones and more complex, jazzier influences more effectively on the masterful Across the Milky Way two years later. [Marina Records reissued the album in 2005, including "David vs. Godzilla," "The Loneliest Bonfire," and "Since You Asked" as bonus tracks.]