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Into The Gap [Deluxe Edition]

Thompson Twins Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (3 Mar 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Deluxe Edition
  • Label: Edsel
  • ASIN: B0012PK052
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,013 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Doctor! Doctor!
2. You Take Me Up
3. Day After Day
4. Sister of Mercy
5. No Peace for the Wicked
6. The Gap
7. Hold Me Now
8. Storm On the Sea
9. Who Can Stop the Rain
10. Leopard Ray
See all 15 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Compass Points (The Gap)
2. Still Water (Storm On the Sea)
3. You Take Me Up (Machines Take Me Over) (12' Version)
4. Sister of Mercy (12' Version)
5. Let Loving Start (12' Version)
6. You Take Me Up (High Plains Mixer) (US 12' Remix)
7. Nurse Shark
8. Passion Planet
9. You Take Me Up (Instrumental Remix)
10. Out of the Gap (Megamix Extended Version)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Listening to the original cassette version of this album used to be a guilty pleasure of mine, so I was looking forward to this reissue which includes all the bonus tracks from that cassette. However, after hearing about issues with the bonus disc, I thought I'd hold off and see whether Edsel were going to fix it. Six months later, after reading that the disc had been repressed, I thought I'd go ahead and order.

Now I'm pretty sure I've got the fixed pressing of the bonus disc, as I've not noticed any glitches at the start of the "Machines Take Over" track and apart from a couple of suspiciously vinyl-like loud pops much later in the track, it's fine. The rest of the tracks sound just fine to my ears, so I'm perfectly happy with this reissue.

So, I'm giving it 4 out of 5, not because of any sound quality issues, but because that's what I would have given it in the first place. I love the album, but it would be wrong to call it a masterpiece.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Album, but hold on... 10 Mar 2008
By Angel C
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is a superb double CD collection of the Thompson Twins 'Into The Gap' album featuring all of the excellent remixes and B-sides that were released at the same time... However, there does appear to be a noise problem on CD2, Track 3 'You Take Me Up (Machines Take Over)' - There is some severe distortion, pops and clicking during the first minute or so on the right channel, particularly with the drums (and to a lesser degree throughout the song) - Has anyone else noticed this?

I have the original 12" vinyl single and there is no problem with that - So, I assumed that I either had a bad pressing of the CD or it is a problem with the Master CD (I checked the CD on several players and speakers to eliminate the possibility of equipment failure). I mailed Demon-Edsel to ask for their comments and I returned the CD to Amazon for a replacement copy (which was all handled well and without problems) to see if that was the issue, it wasn't - The replacement CD has exactly the same problem so it seems unlikely it is a 'bad batch' issue.

I got a reply from Demon-Edsel saying they had not heard of any issues with this release and to contact them again if the replacement was also wrong - I did this and have now received a reply stating "We have identified a problem with this disc and will get back to you". Good to hear that they are doing their best to sort this issue. I will update this review when I hear from Demon-Edsel again.

Suffice to say as it stands, one bad track does not spoil an otherwise excellent collection but it does seem odd that this track slipped through quality control to such a degree when the rest of the album and the 'Quick Step & Side Kick' CDs are uniformly excellent quality releases.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ...a charming friend... 21 April 2009
Format:Audio CD
For me, this is the 80's benchmark. It's one of the first albums I bought.

The new Edsel release contains a disc of remixes approximating the bonus mixes you got with the cassette release in '84. Much has been made of the lack of quality of the remastering on the Edsel re-release. That is all worth pointing out, but I'm not here to split hairs.

'Into The Gap', for me, is timeless. Every track is a standout... but, even after 25 years of living with this album, it gets played in its entirety quite regularly, moreso as the years go on...

The album's packaging, back in the day, was overwhelmingly blue... and that's how I still see it. A deep blue Bahamas day. It was recorded at the legendary Compass Point studios in Nassau, and I think you can hear the surrounding natural beauty coming through, translated, via the synths of Tom, Alannah and Joe. In that regard, I think it's true art.

Standout track for me (and we really are splitting hairs now) is 'Storm On The Sea'; I have grown to love this song over the years. The singles are all amazing. An over-used word in my reviews is 'sublime', but it applies here in spades.

It's all wonderful.
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Having purchased the 2008 reissue of Quickstep & Sidekick (which I happen to prefer as it still has some darker stuff on it) and been very impressed with the mastering/compilation (unfortunately the hinges on the case are not so good, snapped second time of opening...), plumped for Gap at long last. It was good to hear the album tracks again as there are so many compilations including the hits, often the 12" versions too. This reissue has similar, but still very nicely put-together, liner notes as Quickstep, along with all the versions/mixes you could hope for - well, nearly! "The Gap" US 12" mix is absent here, maybe because it was sort of a promo only release, but if you need it then search out the Greatest Remixes album (which isn't remastered, but sounds ok). Inclusions of the original Cassette tracks, including the excellent "Leopard Ray" instrumental, and the b-sides such as "Passion Planet" on disc 2 make this essential, even if you aren't keen on the extended versions. "You Take Me Up" appears in all it's forms here, including the limted 12" b-side instrumental. All in all a great compilation to 'complete' the original album, and generally great sound throughout (bar slight issues with CD2 track 3, "You Take Me Up (Machines Take Me Over)"!). Buy it and reminisce! For info the Kevorkian tweaked 'High Plains Mixer' of "You Take Me Up" also appeared (untitled) on Greatest Mixes, so maybe not quite as difficult for the label to find as the sleeve-notes seem to imply!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This was always my favorite cassette to listen to back in the day
This was always my favorite cassette to listen to back in the day. I have waited a long time to get my hands on this & wasn't disappointed. Read more
Published 6 days ago by N THOMAS
4.0 out of 5 stars Great cd one of those that I failed to buy ...
Great cd one of those that I failed to buy back in the 80's when I had no money as a teenybop
Published 13 days ago by Sean Mobley
5.0 out of 5 stars The bonus tracks are icing on the cake.
I bought this on vinyl when it was first released and instantly loved it. I had a copy of Quickstep etc but this ''The Gap'' was twice as good to me. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Sean Bradley
5.0 out of 5 stars Three twins make great music
This is the best of the Thompsons a fabulous album to have in your collection of 80's music to make it complete.
Published 5 months ago by richard cook
5.0 out of 5 stars Blast from the past
I loved this album when it was first released in the 1980s and it still sounds good. I have not been disappointed.
Published 7 months ago by Mr. Robert Didd
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It...........
I recently purchased the Thompson Twins CD Into The Gap.... i must say it has been one of my choices of CD, i bought the original LP when it first came out. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Alison
5.0 out of 5 stars memories
great cd compilation of one of my favourite tapes of the 80's thank you for bringing back some great memories
Published 12 months ago by Nick
4.0 out of 5 stars Thompson Twins - Into the Gap
Great that this album is finally available on CD! However, with all the different versions of each song across both CDs they cannot be listened to in one go as they do become... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Andy, Slough
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect!
I bought this for my hubby who kept going on about this album and how he couldnt find the same one that had the instrumentals on it as the normal Into the Gap album is just the... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Mrs. S. Keyworth
3.0 out of 5 stars Three And Half Stars!
1. Doctor! Doctor! - The keyboard right from the word go is lovely before the lead singer starts singing. I also like the maracara type instruments in the background. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Richie77777
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