- Audio CD (5 Aug. 2013)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Sony Music Cmg
- ASIN: B00DJLOBV6
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- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
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Construction Time Again (Remastered)
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Top Customer Reviews
I disagree with the other reviewers when they say it pales in comparison to the likes of Violator. I think it is better - none of the annoyingly contrived Gore flights of romantic fancy that were to infiltrate later works.
Good solid stuff - with great lyrics (never one of Martin's strong points elsewhere).
As a big Alan Wilder (especially in his current Recoil guise) fan, this album is the 1st sample of the delights to come from this genius.
Not only the tracks he wrote, but also his unmistakeably unique stamp on Gore's tunes.
A winner in every sense, and not at all dated.
Frame' album ... That album sleeve showed a Russian Peasant girl working in a corn field ... This one now had a physical muscular guy with a sledge hammer on top of a mountain with a blue sky background .....The theme of this album was Construction and industrial sounds geneerated
by songwriter Martin Gore .. The lead single, 'Everything Counts' was a great track indicating capitalistic greed and business and targeting Margaret Thatcher's government in 1983 Britain... Other great tracks here include Pipeline, Two Minute Warning ... An apocalyptic theme and 'The Landscape is Changing' .... An Environmental theme focussing on everyday scientific reports of Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect that were speculated upon far too often suggesting that mankind was ruining the planet with the constant exploitation of using fossil fuels for energy and power benefits ... Martin Gore had captured some great new technical industrial synthesizer sounds for this album ... This album I feel proved to
be a major turning point in their recording career and was a transitional album leading to the more darker albums that would follow such has Black Celebration ... A great album for hardcore DM fans like me ... Highly recommended !
Personally I now prefer Some Great Reward, as the remaster of that lifts the material several levels higher, but Construction Time has many high points, including 2 melodic Wilder compositions which are a far cry from Work Hard and In Your Memory (both being quite difficult).
The DVD offers what you'd expect, including some nice audio extras and a short film. I don't have Surround Sound, only stereo, so can't comment on the mixes available, but the stereo sound on either disc is excellent.
commentary and observations decades before
the media and politicians began focusing on
the worlds troubles.
Greedy banks and corporations are sung about
'Everything Counts' - 'More Than A Party' and
Global Warming and pollution, 'The Landscape
Is Changing' - 'And Then..'
World hunger and political apathy 'Shame' -
'Told You So'.
Listen to the songs and the words, it still
sends a chill down my spine on how this album's
message still echoes across time, cloaked in
a innovative industrial site sound effects.
If you're bored with trial TV pop then I
recommend this album - thats your TWO MINUTE
Most Recent Customer Reviews
EXCELLENT, very happy indeed & arrived in time for xmas EXCELLENT Service.Published 13 months ago by diane
The difficult third album syndrome strikes, but it's still very good, containing the standout single Everything Counts. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Scott Carrick