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Metro Music

3 Mar. 2003 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 3 Mar. 2003
  • Release Date: 3 Mar. 2003
  • Label: Virgin UK
  • Copyright: (C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis Label Copy information is the subject of Copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 39:28
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  • ASIN: B001KOE1P0
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,988 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Brian W. Richardson on 12 Jan. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Flipping back and forth as it does between fairly standard new wave pop-rockers ('Hide and Seek', 'Revenge', 'Cheesies and Gum') and more surreal, ambient tunes ('Echo Beach', 'Sinking Land', 'Saigon'), this album really ought to sound more eclectic than it actually does - a fine example of classy studio production at work, made all the classier by some singularly crisp remastering. Listing highlights is probably a lost cause here since they're pretty much all excellent (barring the absurdly pretentious 'Terminal Twilight' and the frankly dull 'Indecision') but of course 'Echo Beach' deserves its own special mention - it's worth the price of the album all by itself.
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By Thrash Guru on 10 Jan. 2014
Format: Audio CD
I recently downloaded this just to see if they were more than their one big hit Echo Beach and was pleasantly surprised to find they are! The album starts off with probably one of the most familiar songs ever played on radios around the world and thats the aforementioned Echo Beach, a gorgeously catchy and enduring song laced with keyboards, sax and that simplistic yet unforgettable guitar riff of Mark Gane, a formula much repeated throughout the record. Martha Johnson is not the best singer in the world (who is?, its all a matter of taste really) but she does a decent job of drawing out the passions, frustrations and alienations of her generation and none better displayed than in their hit song. But hang on a minute don't go away yet, there are many other songs here like the rocky Doors-esque Saigon with another one of Gane's simple but effective guitar lines and Hide And Seek which has an Undertones feel to it and is their heaviest song here with some cool stop/start riffs kicking in and out. Most of the songs are worthy of a listen even the cheesy Cheesies and Gum which is not as bad as people make out, its organ melodies reminding me of seaside fairs although the repeated chorus lets it down and comes across like an unfinished work in progress but the overall feel aint too bad. All the songs have a new wavey pop/punk ska like feel to them and there's even an experimental ballad as in Sinking Land, a real grower. Sadly they are known 'one hit wonders' which ain't a bad thing.Read more ›
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By Possum Pie on 1 July 2013
Format: Audio CD
Having heard the classic single 'Echo Beach' on the radio I went out and bought the album as probably many did as well? Did the same thing with Tubeway Army (Replicas) on the strength of 'Are Friends Electric'. Should have known better as I ended up feeling the same - Disappointed. The 4 stars is for the single and 2 for the rest of it. That's not to say it is a bad album just not really my cup of tea. It is basically a classy pop record. Apart from the single there are a couple of reasonable songs and Saigon, Paint By Numbers Heart and Sinking Land are certainly worth a listen. Tip though AVOID Cheeses And Gum at all costs as it is utter rubbish! Never heard anything else of theirs and have never bothered to try and just wrote them off as one hit wonders.
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1 of 9 people found the following review helpful By FAMOUS NAME VINE VOICE on 28 Dec. 2007
Format: Audio CD
An unimaginative collection of songs from one hit wonders 'Martha And The Muffins'.

After the smash hit 'Echo Beach', one might have expected more hit singles and at least an 'average' album from this band, but if it's something 'striking' that you are expecting, then you will be disappointed...

Just one or two of the earlier tracks on the album are OK and give a little promise, but after these, it's downhill all the way I'm afraid... The last track in particular is absolutely awful (as the title would suggest!) If it wasn't for the fact that my LP copy has all the autographs of the group - I would probably bin it...
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Amazon.com: 6 reviews
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
New wave with intellect 9 April 2004
By Frederick Goldston - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is a classic you will never tire of listening to, since I've been listening to it for over 20 years. The music is very straight forward and sincere. My favorite tracks being Revenge (against the world), Echo Beach, Indecision, Monotone,...heck I LOVE the whole album! Though not a well known group, no 80's collection would be complete without them to reference from.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I love this CD 23 July 2012
By shawnc - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I have had the LP since it came out ( 2 copies ) and have wanted it on CD. Echo Beach was the first song I heard and I was hooked. I was happy to see it available at last. This is a great album with very unique tunes. An unusual Canadian band to say the least. I have seen a few youtube videos with Martha playing in a coffee house. If you know the band you'll want this.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
indecision 17 Feb. 2004
By William P. Pemstein - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Outside of the silly Cheesies and Gum, this is an 80's classic. Thank God it's on CD. Echo Beach was an instant hit but the gorgeous Indecision stands out here as well.
Martha, martha, martha! 27 Sept. 2014
By essaydoubleyou - Published on Amazon.com
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Awesome album. But, there are like three Marthas in this band. Which one are they talking about?
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Fused to the memory 6 Jun. 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
this album was for me and my brother the best album of the 80's. We must have worn the the thing out 3 times I highly recommend it. But it is like all music it places us in a time and a place that can not be reproduced where our memory is fused with the the moment for life ENJOY!
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