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A Catholic Education

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Heavy Metal
2:14  
02
Everything Flows
5:13  
03
Catholic Education
2:34  
04
Too Involved
2:39  
05
Don't Need a Drum
3:18  
06
Critical Mass
2:48  
07
Heavy Metal II
7:22  
08
Catholic Education 2
3:02  
09
Eternal Light
4:12  
10
Every Picture I Paint
3:23  
11
Everybody's Fool
2:55  
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Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 39:40

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A Catholic Education

ianslowloris

Everything flows is a stand out but I love some of the other understated nuggets such as Too involved, Every picture I paint and Catholic Ed 2. An album I grew up with and still love. The sound of a young band with ambition.

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Great Album!

mchughjj

Listen and enjoy!

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Quality

TheNoose

"pure dead brilliant"

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hotdoorknobs

obviously "everything flows" is the winner, but there's lots to love here!

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