I have to admitt, I had low expectations about Andy Bell's first solo album 'Electric Blue', but I found myself completely taken aback when I bought it and heard it. As a huge fan of Erasure, I've also been fond of Andy Bell's vocals, but in this album they are used to their highest potential with such stand out tracks including 'Love Oneself', 'Electric Blue', 'Jealousy' and 'Fantasy'. The latter song 'Fantasy' is probably the best song on the album. It's a ballad with some outstanding lyrics which really capture my full attention when I listen to it. This song should have definately been released as a single.
Another stand out track is 'Shaking My Soul' which kind of reminds me of the early Erasure tracks from the late 80's.
Overall, Electric Blue is simply a great debut album from Andy Bell. Ok, it may not be quite the same without Andy's Erasure partner Vince Clark, but thanks to some outstanding lyrics and vocals from Andy, who cares.
If you haven't done so already, buy this album now. You DEFINATELY won't be disapointed.