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Bystanders


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  • Audio CD (23 July 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Probe Plus Records
  • ASIN: B008CV00GS
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 464,169 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Led by singer/songwriter, Noel Burke (best known for his three year stint with Echo & the Bunnymen in the early 1990s) St. Vitus Dance release their new album "Bystanders" on Probe Plus Records. Formed in Belfast in the mid 1980's, the band released their first album, the critically well received "Love Me Love My Dogma" on Probe Plus in 1987. In 2005 the members of St. Vitus Dance were approached by the organisers of Belfast's Cathedral Quarter Festival with a view to reforming the band for a one-off show. The success of this gig led to Noel writing new material and the band returning to the studio to record their first album in over twenty years, 2008's "Glypotheque." "Bystanders" is a consistently melodic album of infinite variety and strong songwriting. Burke's songs mine a rich seam of wry observation, literate wit, exasperation and, in the case of the coalition baiting "A Lot to Learn", barbed political satire.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Galloping Foxley on 10 Dec 2012
Format: Audio CD
Although in a minority I happen to think that Noel Burke's stint in Echo and the Bunnymen produced probably the bands best work. Sadly whoever had the job of stepping into Ian McCulloch's shoes was always going to be on a hiding to nothing and Reverberation sank without a trace when released under a different name it could well have been a different story.

So after a few years teaching Maths Noel reemerges once again with his old band St Vitus Dance. While their comeback album Glypotheque was excellent, Bystanders is even better.

Continuing the template used on the last album the band have produced another collection of songs awash with wry humour and acoustic guitar but with Bystanders there is a greater diversity in the material and it is more instantaneous than its predecessor.

If you have never heard the band, have a listen to the clips or trust me on this one. St Vitus Dance are one of those great lost bands that slipped through the net.
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