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Knife [CD]

Aztec Camera Audio CD
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1. Still On Fire
2. Just Like The USA
3. Head Is Happy (Heart s Insane)
4. The Back Door To Heaven
5. All I Need Is Everything
6. Backwards And Forwards
7. The Birth Of The True
8. Knife

9. All I Need Is Everything [7 edit]
10. Jump
11. All I Need Is Everything [remix]
12. Jump [Loaded version] --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.

Knife is Aztec Camera’s second album and the first major indication of the instinctive contrariness that would characterise Roddy Frame’s career from this point on: having established himself, with the astonishing debut High Land, Hard Rain, as about the hippest star in the firmament, Frame offered the producer’s role here to Mark Knopfler a man, then as ever, roughly as fashionable as brown corduroy trousers.

The results proved, and not for the last time, that the still-teenage Frame’s judgement was several leaps ahead of received wisdom. Knife, though electric where its revered predecessor was acoustic, polished where High Land, Hard Rain had been endearingly ramshackle, is a fine and much under-rated album. The opening track, "Still On Fire" helps itself to the riff from the Jackson Five’s "I Want You Back" on its way to becoming one of Frame’s best singles; elsewhere, the ballads "Just Like the USA" and "Head Is Happy (Heart’s Insane)" confirm that the hyperbole then being directed at Roddy Frame was, if anything, understated. --Andrew Mueller

About the Artist

Edsel is proud to announce its reissue programme of all six albums by Roddy Frame s Aztec Camera, originally released between 1983 and 1995, and now issued in deluxe casebound books with bonus tracks, the lyrics, and annotation by Uncut journalist Terry Staunton.

In the wake of the success of first album Hard Land, Hard Rain , WEA brought in Dire Straits Mark Knopfler to produce the follow-up at Air Studios in London. Knife was released September 1984, accompanied by the hit single All I Need Is Everything .

This reissue features the non-album singles sides, including two versions of Van Halen s Jump , as well as five songs recorded live at The Dominion in London in October 1984, originally released across two singles. --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.
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