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The Christians (2012 Bonus Tracks Edition)

30 April 2012 | Format: MP3

£7.99 (VAT included if applicable)
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Disc 2
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3:09
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3:39
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4:26
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3:35
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4:39
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4:22
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7:59
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3:39
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1:45
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3:59
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6:02
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5:14
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4:22
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 1987
  • Release Date: 30 April 2012
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 Universal-Island Records Ltd.
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  • Total Length: 2:13:44
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  • ASIN: B007WVHW3I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,022 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Lafontaine on 10 Sept. 2003
Format: Audio CD
I heard The Christians during my first visit to the U.K. in 1988. I was blown away by this great song I kept hearing..
The song was "Ideal world". I bought the vinyl on the spot. I can tell the rest of the (now) cd is incredible. It's difficult to pinpoint their style. I guess we could call it modern pop-soul. No matter, music like is hard to find these days. This cd does not sound dated at all. Henry Preistman's soft voice and Russell Christian's sweet guitar souds should have you hooked right from the first song "Forgotten Town". Most songs deal with real topics while looking at the bright side of life. Best known (at least in North America) for two later hits "Words" and "The Bottle", this debut is their best! Very uplifting music.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Jan. 2002
Format: Audio CD
This is one of those classic albums that ages well. If you were around when it was released, buying this will give you a nice rosy glow of nostalgia and the thrill of re-discovering an old friend. If you're buying this on a whim, then it's an excellent album - far better than their later efforts like "Harvest For the World", "Words", and "Perfect Moment". Each track rolls perfectly into the next rising and dipping as a good album should. Buy, crack out the wine (or preffered tipple) and enjoy a chilled moment :-)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Henry J. Cipcer on 21 Nov. 2006
Format: Audio CD
I have to say that there is about 15 years between hearing it then and now and yet it's aged so well. Both this album and Colour have that something special that can take you back to the place and the time when you heard one track for the first time. I love it, but I'm not a music critic!
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By Vicky Welsby on 3 Dec. 2013
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I first bought this album on cassette when it first came out in 1987 and played it so much the cassette wore out. I always intended replacing it on CD, but somehow never got around to it. I forgot all about it until just over a week ago when a song suddenly popped into my head for no apparent reason. That song was "Hooverville". I looked it up on the internet and also found one of my other favourite songs from the 80s, "Ideal World" and suddenly realized how much I'd loved this album and that I hadn't got the CD.

I ordered it right away, and I'm so glad I did. Listening to "Ideal World" as a 16 year old in 1987, I thought of it as a pretty song sung by a man with a great voice. Listening to it today with my 42 year old ears, I realize it's so much more than that. Now that I really listen to, and fully understand the lyrics, it's one of the most beautifully crafted songs I've ever heard. It truly reflects how the world we live in should be, compared with how it actually is. And as for "Hooverville", the song the 16 year old me thought of as a catchy song with a great baseline, I had no idea at the time just how political it was, and it's probably as true today as it was then.

The other songs on this CD are just as well crafted as those two are. Having not heard it in over 20 years, the album is as fresh today as it was then. Listening to it when it arrived today reiterated to me the reason why I played it so much back then, and why it was (and still is) one of the best albums I've ever bought. It's also got me asking myself one question - "WHY ON EARTH DIDN'T I REPLACE IT SOONER??"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mary Wilson on 29 Oct. 2009
Format: Audio CD
This The christians'S cd is really good.
Is the first studio album ( 1987) and the band's name The Christians is as well this album's name.
If you like soul and R&B, this album is for you to have it.
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By N. J. Monk on 14 Sept. 2009
Format: Audio CD
i had the good fortune to tour with these guys in 1988 , the first time supporting Wet Wet Wet on their Temptation Tour and then on their first major UK Tour . Recently pulled this CD out from the collection and it hasn't aged in any way.
Brings back some wonderful memories, true vocal talent backed by the most sublime British soul/pop ... ageless..

in one word CLASS
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I compared to the manufactured X Factor pap, these songs are as rich and vibrant today as they were 25 years ago with lyrics the challenge our perceptions of the world around us and our responses to it. highly recommended.
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I bought this because I used to have this album when it came out in the late 80s (I'm that old).
The extra tracks make it all worthwhile, and the production quality is excellent. If you've never listened to The Christians before, you must listen to this, it's brilliant.
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