Originally Posted by Lee is Free
How Nels could not get Hits of Sunshine is beyond me!
I don't get it either! I can't speak for Nels, but for me the confusion comes from the instrumental passage; the main melody is gorgeous, of course, but I really don't get the nine staid minutes. I get the no-wavy two-note bass line, but beyond that I always have the feeling an interesting guitar track or two was left off the final mix. I've spent a lot of time with this track hoping for an "ah-ha" moment which, after years of effort, has yet to arrive. (Love the guitar tones, however.)
I seem to remember I mentioned this before and got shot down, so this is apparently a minority opinion.
And this moment of confusion doesn't the mar the album itself, which I rank very high. I think most SY fans do. So while I'm being contrary, I'll suggest that ATL
perhaps isn't as "under-appreciated" as Nels seems to think.