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The First Picture of You


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  • Audio CD (16 Mar 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Vinyl Japan
  • ASIN: B00000K3DY
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 136,589 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 May 2001
Format: Audio CD
The title track, The First Picture Of You, is reminiscent of balmy Summer nights, and the flush of first love. The angel-like overlyrics contrast perfectly with the catchy, must-dance beat of the chorus. A good array of songs feature on the album, and it is a must for all those who were growing up at a time when music was evolving with chameleon-like traits. Although this band are today very little known, just ask someone from the era about the title track, and watch the memory of recognition wash over them like the tide sweeping you away for a rendezvous with an old friend. A total must-have for us Eighties Children.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By AlanMusicMan TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 Mar 2006
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Having got the original recording of "First Picture of You" on a 80s hits compilation album (and liked it very much) I thought I would buy a Lotus Eaters album. Music Central (Microsoft's short-lived but still excellent Music CD-ROM) highly recommends the band for melodic pop of the best kind - my cup of tea exactly.
What a horrible disappointment then to discover that this appears to be a set of BBC recordings of the kind that bands often did in the 1980s when they had a hit, more-or-less live sessions intended to be played into Radio 1's evening shows. These sessions very often sounded like they were done in a hurry (as indeed they mostly were), and this is no exception.
First they play "First Picture..." but it all sounds a bit flat and at times slightly out of tune - the vocalist does ok but the rest of the band play like they can only just hear each other and aren't quite able to stay in synch. There are indeed some great songs on offer here, but the performances let them down. A fully polished studio album of these songs would be a joy I think.
I just listened to this right through, and now I think I will probably throw it away. It would be shame to come to associate these great songs with these sadly lacking recordings/performances. I'm off to look for a pukka Lotus Eaters album.
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Format: Audio CD
Although ive had this album for some time I do remember a time when the john peel sessions were only available on a grey sleeved vinyl 4 track ep that had in small print all the bands that recorded at the bbc. Strangly enough i never came across one by the lotus eaters.Anyway lucky us here we have it and a lot more than the 4 tracks that they were originally designated for a bbc vinyl release. There are a couple of new tracks that the majority of us would not have heard. There are a few live recordings but sadly the cheering is not enthusiastic as it should be,well sorry ive always been a fan, some accoustic versions of what were designated to b sides and some of the tracks from the no sense of sin album.Most lotus eaters fans would probably already own this but considdering that not much has been recorded by these guys its worth a buy even if its to listen to the great oldies. Mind you supporting a great band isnt such a bad thing it may bring them back for an encore. Thats a hint lads.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By cliff on 30 July 2004
Format: Audio CD
i listen to new wave but i'm not really a fanatic.but when i heard this album,though i'm not well aware about the lotus eaters,it just swept me and made me sit back and listen to the entire cd.i could say that even if you're not into new wave,this cd won't turn out to be a bore.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A magnificent treasure from the 80's 13 Nov 1999
By gerry@sctv.co.id (gerry@sctv.co.id) - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Absolutlly nothing can match this unearthed piece of brilliant songwrting and guitar work from the Lotus Eaters, even though "It Hurts" is not in this album, I still consider this album a very magnificent treasure from one of the best groups during of 80's, it would be absolutlly foolish for me not to give this album a 5 star rating. I know a lot of groups from the 80's like Catus World News, The Farmers Boys, Howard Devoto, The Colour Fields and Positive Noise whose albums are just waiting to be re-discover, it would be a big disappointment from the New Wave Yuppies if nobody dares to re-issue them like what you have done for the Lotus Eaters. I hope this vision and dream comes to reality!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Unique and Thoroughly Enjoyable 11 July 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Although this isn't the original (aka "real") album "No Sense of Sin," the John Peel Radio 1 Sessions are equally great--fantastic, in fact. The amazing thing is some of the tracks were done when the group was only three weeks old, and the sound is almost exact to their one major release. Tracks are different enough to not duplicate the Japanese import of "No Sense of Sin" and the mastering is crisp n' tasty.
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