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Product details

  • Audio CD (19 Oct 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Blue Plate Caroline
  • ASIN: B000000I1R
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 605,711 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Echo Beach
2. Paint By Number Heart
3. Saigon
4. Indecision
5. Terminal Twilight
6. Hide And Seek
7. Monotone
8. Sinking Land
9. Revenge (Against The World)
10. Cheesies And Gum
11. Insect Love
12. About Insomnia
13. Motorbikin'
14. Surburban Dream
15. Was Ezo
16. Women Around The World At Work
17. This Is The Ice Age

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Rigby on 11 April 2010
Format: Audio CD
This album that I brought as a download comprises of the entire Metro Music album in a well mastered version together with tracks from the currently unavailable Living In The Ice Age album.
This can be recommended to all 'New Wave' fans of all ages for the melodic but passionate playing being more than just rewrites of Echo Beach.
It is cheaper than the straight downloaded remaster of Metro Music too (shh).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Russell Godding on 18 Jun 2008
Format: Audio CD
This album is worth buying for 'about insomnia' alone, a track which I fell in love with back in the eighties when it was a single that mystifyingly flopped. I consider it a better song than echo beach which in itself is a great track.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. E. B. Anness VINE VOICE on 7 Aug 2002
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Most music fans in Britain and most listeners to FM commercial radio over the past 20 years or so will be famliar with Vancouver's Martha and the Muffins through their only British hit 'Echo Beach'.
This was a catchy and original New Wave offering which sounds as good as it did in 1980 as it does today. I was interested to find a compilation album listed on Amazon of the first three albums, 'Metro Music', 'Trance' and 'This is the Ice Age'. I purchased it expecting that the tracks on the album, which I hadn't heard (all but 'Echo Beach') would be up to the same standard. I was not disappointed. One thing that struck me listening to the songs I hadn't heard was that they were both as catchy as 'Blondie' (who I love), but more accessible than the New Yorkers on the first listen. Perhaps this is physchological due to the band being from the Commonwealth and having a British producer and consequently a sound similar to 'Pretenders'. This album is the first one I have listened to all the way through for a long time as it is so accessable. Martha Ladly has a pleasant, listenable style and I enjoy the way the sax and organ have been used as lead instruments on some tracks as well as guitars. The songs have a no nonsense feel which makes them simple but effective, and very little dated in the present music climate.
The songs are original, especially 'Insect Love' (Interspecies romance, anyone?) and the cover of 'Motorbikin'' is well done. Buy this album and get turned on to a great band that was unfairly passed over, and really needs to be appreciated today. The only fault is that the liner notes should have some more information for budding M+M fans like myself. Recommended!
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Dalton on 20 Nov 2002
Format: Audio CD
This is great. I can't be in a minority having been pushed into buying this on the basis of only a single track. I probaly am not the only person to have found myself in a minority for liking other tracks better in the end. at first I was hooked by "Insect Love," "Monotone" and others from the middle bit of the album, but in due couse it becomes apparent that this is a fairly complete piece of kit, with ecclectic styles and electronica mixed with conventional guitar and almost rockaday rhythms.
Part of the romance is that the themes to the songs are romanticised themselves, but without self conscious posturing or (one assumes) an excess of hair wax. It seems ephemeral somehow, but can be heard to exist, like memory. It has the advantage of working well in the background, on a walkman to, and from, work, or under scrutiny full volume. This must constitue a modern day grey-whistle, and can only point to fine songsmithery and witty lyrics.
My only gripe is down to culture shock. I'm still slightly bemused as to what "Cheesies" are. Any reading Canadians please advise.
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