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New Clear Days

Vapors, Vapors Audio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (8 Jan 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Captain Mod
  • ASIN: B000050ZDM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,442 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Spring Collection
2. Turning Japanese
3. Cold War
4. America
5. Trains
6. Bunkers
7. News At Ten
8. Somehow
9. Sixty Second Interval
10. Waiting For The Weekend
11. Letter From Hiro
12. BONUS TRACKS Prisoners
13. Sunstroke
14. Here Comes The Judge (Live)
15. News At Ten (Single Version)
16. Wasted
17. Talk Talk
18. Waiting For The Weekend (Single Version)
19. Billy

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A UK No.44 when first released in 1980 this was the debut LP by The Vapors - Includes the international smash hit single Turning Japanese - Also includes the UK No.44 single News At Ten plus the Prisoner and Waiting For The Weekend singles - Great booklet includes lyrics, liner notes and pictures of all relevant sleeves - A New Wave Power Pop masterpiece!

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
This group are best known for their hit single "Turning Japanese" which is found on this, their debut album. That song is a great sing-a-long classic of the late 70s but the talent of the group is shown far more fully here on this album of which "Turning Japanese" is one of the weakest tracks. I read somewhere that The Vapors were discovered by Bruce Foxton, bassist with the Jam and they were promoted by him. Indeed, The Vapors supported The Jam on one of their tours (what a gig that would have been) but ultimately, the manager of The Jam, Paul Weller's father John felt that Bruce's involvement with the Vapors was detracting from his dayjob with The Jam, at the time probably the biggest band in Britain. I don't know if this is true but if it is and if it led to the band's early drift into obscurity then it is sad loss to the music of the era.

This album is relpete with excellent guitar riffs, pounding bass and drums and lyrics which mix angst and sesitivity with irony and bitterness. Although the lead singer, Dave Fenton's voice is not very powerful in the mould of say Paul Weller, Ian Dury or Morrissey, it is perfectly suited to this less angry, more melodic music. Every song is memorable and played by very accomplished musicians. Spring Collection, News At Ten, Waiting For The Weekend, Trains and Sixty-Second Interval are songs which would easily stand up against later offerings from bands like U2 (early stuff up to War), The Kaiser Chiefs, Oasis and Blur and stand way above offerings from bands like Franz Ferdinand and U2 (latter stuff from The Unforgettable Fire onwards).

Those in the know know just how good this band were, for those who don't know get this CD and listen to the band that should have been so much more than they became were it not for the fickle business of music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Underrated or what 12 Dec 2000
Format:Audio CD
I have been an enormous music fan for 20 years, i'm constantly on the look out for new sounds and my cd collection is growing rapidly. New clear days by The Vapors was one of the first lp's i brought, i instantly fell in love with it and have been playing it ever since. To me they are probably the most underrated band ever remembered only for turning japanese, it is such a shame that not enough people had the chance to hear equally great songs such news at ten,bunkers, waiting for the weekend and somehow. In recent years i've played this lp to numerous friends many of whom have subsequently brought a copy. Even people who at the time dissmissed them as one hit wonders have now seen the error of there ways. I'd like to start the campaign for a Vapors reunion tour, that would make a lot of people very happy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 20 May 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
What can I say, the favourite album of my youth & still every bit as good today. Had the original on vinyl but stupidly lost or loaned many years ago & never seen again. Sad to say that even now, 30yrs later, I still remembered most of the lyrics on the first play. New Clear Days will make you realise just how bad the manufactured crap turned out by todays music industry actually is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great album..with extra tracks!!! 3 Mar 2014
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I love this album. It's just one of those albums that I keep coming back to that reminds me of my teenage years. However, even without the association with memories of my teenage angst this would still be a great album. Turning Japanese got them recognised but the the disc is full of great riffs and melodies. The CD also contains a number of extra tracks that add significantly to the whole: a lot of which I had not heard before.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just like being at school again 9 Feb 2001
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Format:Audio CD
It's just like being back at school again, well it would be if the Vapors were from your 6th form. A Timeless classic. They really should have made it to the top. There's all the tracks from the original vinyl and then some more.
What can I say, excellent!!!
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