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Glory Boys [CD]

Secret Affair Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (26 Feb 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Captain Mod
  • ASIN: B000059TMO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,949 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Glory Boys
2. Shake And Shout
3. Going To A Go Go
4. Time For Action
5. New Dance
6. Days Of Change
7. Don't Look Down
8. One Way World
9. Let Your Heart Dance
10. I'm Not Free (But I'm Cheap)
11. BONUS TRACKS Soho Strut
12. Sorry, Wrong Number

Product Description

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Originally released in late 1979, this was the debut album by Secret Affair, leaders of the UK Mod Revival and fronted by spokesman for a generation Ian Page - The album hit No.41 in the UK National Charts and featured the hit singles Time For Action (No.13) and Let Your Heart Dance No.32) - Two previously non LP B-sides have been added as a bonus - Original LP artwork has been joined by in-depth liner notes by Mod Revival expert Chris Hunt, lyrics to all the songs and pictures of all relevant sleeves including many rare foreign ones

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 2 Mar 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Secret Affair were one of the truly great bands of the late seventies and early eighties. And this first CD re-issue of their legendary 'Glory Boys' album breathes fresh life into the legend - the remastering giving the inspired collection a heightened sense of excitement and energy. Although only responsible for two monster hits (and several minor ones), the songs of Ian Page and Dave Cairns have stood the test of time, with the biggest of the hits found here in 'Time For Action'. Chris Hunt's impressive sleevenote too puts the band into the context of their period and details the history of the band in such a way as to entertain the expert and imform the novice. An excellent package that will bring the music of a great band to a wider audience.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kings of the '79 revival. 16 Sep 2001
By red_monkey VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
The best album from the legendary kings of the '79 mod revival. A fantastic album with an eclectic mix of tracks and not a bad one in sight. In some places angry post-punk and in others it's almost orchestral. Buy the CD and keep your original vinyl in tip top nick!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Glory Boys was the sound of 1979 10 Dec 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Without Secret Affair and the album Glory Boys there would have been no Mod Revival as such in 1979.
The album is a dance album( with Power), filled with pop classics like "Time For Action", the call to arms Mod Anthem, and the muso "I'm Not Free But I'm Cheap". Ian Page sharp street wise Mod supplied Soulful vocals, Dave Cairns Guitar cuts through with Blues and Power, Dennis Smith supplies the Thumping Bass and Seb Shelton the the Rhythm on the Drums.
The added Dave Withrop on Sax made an Album of the year 1979, buy it while you still can
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mod revival at his best 29 Mar 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
First effort for one of the best mod revival bands. Catchy hooks, good songs and strong lyrics. A winner. This is the time for action!
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars  5 reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Scootering down memory lane..... 30 May 2001
By Rob Smart - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Never thought this would see the light of day on CD. I wore out my viynl copy, back when we were playing at being mods. Secret Affair definately played second fiddle to The Jam, and only because Weller & Co thought of it all first (second time around). This is a wonderful platter, its not angst ridden, a stab at genuine pop music, a nod toward the 60's but original in its concept. As a band they were too clean cut to be taken seriously by the UK music press (and unfortunately, lumped in with the rest of the Mod bandwagon) but play & write they could. From the opening title cut, to the added extra tracks this is well worth the cash, and now they've re-issued the 2 following albums, also worth a listen. An album representative of a period in time when it was truly great to be young...Keep the faith! P.S. The Greatest Hits album is a winner, the best of all 3 releases, sound as a pound...
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5.0 out of 5 stars 1979/80 was amazing! 8 Oct 2003
By Brad Rim - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Ahhh...to be 19/20 years old in New York City when this record came out!!! If you were cool (a regular NME reader) and a Jam fanatic, then the release of this record and the movie Quadrophenia at the same time was heaven sent.
I remember walking in to a tiny NYC club downtown winter of '79 and hearing Time for Action blasting out the front door and I was captured forever. Went to see Secret Affairs first few gigs here at Hurrahs and Privates. Great shows, tons of energy and very unique. Unfortunately, their second album just couldnt deliver the goods completely (although My World was fine) and the press slagged them off by their third album.
Glory Boys is one of the great rock albums of the 1980's.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Surpassing Revival Status 12 Mar 2001
By Adam Adam Adam - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is a great modern pop-rock album. sure, the logical classification it is is given is "mod revival", but the truth is that this album is better than anything that ever came out of teh revival(save for the jam). The album not only showcases great mod rock, but also motown dance beats, anthemic lyrics, and souful brass. I really like this album. I think this one of the few albums to come out of the mod revival that will actually live on, and maybe even find it's way into people's music collection who are not at all interested in mod rock, but just good music. ...
5.0 out of 5 stars A Welcome Re-release 26 Oct 2003
By Danny Malboeuf - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Secrect affair are the perfect example of a brilliant pop band that were more ore less derailed by a relentlessly vindictive UK press snobbery.The blessing of time is that those reviews are dead and gone....only the music remains.This debut is a joy from beginning to end.One can still get chills listening to New Day,Glory Boys,and the extended bliss of I'm Not Free(But I'm Cheap}.The production is pristine,the songwriting is top-notch...and to these jaded ears sounds just as fresh and vibrant as it did 20+ years ago.Egad...20 + years!

Good news:they still exist,albeit with a different line-up as The Affair.

Great news:critics die and are forgotten,but music like this is timeless.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Obscure Mod Revival Group 14 Mar 2001
By JOHN SPOKUS - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I came across this group totally by accident in the early eighties, finding a cut-out bin vinyl copy for probably under a buck;they looked cool and I took a chance, and it proved to be more than a worthwhile purchase. Because of this group's obscurity I was surprised to see it released on CD, although the Japanese put out plenty of stuff like this. This record is pleasant, listenable, but nothing earth shattering. It should appeal to fans of The Jam, though the group is not quite in their league as songwriters. "Time For Action" and "New Dance" are the most memorable tracks. Some nice brass arrangements on this record also.
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