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The Wrong People

Furniture Vinyl
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  • Vinyl
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Stiff
  • ASIN: B004OE9A1S
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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FURNITURE The Wrong People (1986 UK 11-track vinyl LP the third album by the British pop band including the singles Brilliant Mind and Love Your Shoes complete with the original picture/lyric inner picture sleeve. Both sleeve & vinyl are in excellent condition SEEZ64)

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally ... 10 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I love this LP. I used to play it non-stop. And now finally on CD. Wow!

My favourite track was definitely She Gets Out The Scrapbook - fantastic story telling lyrics, emotionally charged, written with a passion that really comes out of the music and twisting vocals, "did we really live like this"?

Brilliant Mind was the biggest selling single - and it is a brilliant track. Catchy, moody, bouncy, all the best of 80s electro-pop, full bodied melodies, love the sax, and clear strong vocals.

Shake Like Judy Shakes and Love Your Shoes, carry on the bouncy themes of Brilliant Mind. I Miss You, slows down a notch, and then we enter the more manic melodies of Pierre's Fight and the Sound of the Bell and Escape Into My Arms. Great tracks all, least that's how I remember it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The epitome of 'Lost Classic' 21 April 2010
Format:Audio CD
When Furniture appeared seemingly out of nowhere with Brilliant Mind and this album in 1986, I was inclined to see them as the only real competition to The Smiths in terms of a British band capable of great wit, intelligence and emotional depth with a distinctive style and top notch songs. And with better singing. It's debatable even as to whether The Smiths ever produced anything as cohesive as The Wrong People, never mind at their first attempt at a full length album. While the bonus B-sides, remixes and particularly unreleased demos are all welcome, it is the original long player that more than justifies the purchase. Barely recognisable as a product of the 80s, every track stands up well today. Never have jazz rhythms, melodies and inflections been married to pop music in such a palatable way (we are not talking Simply Red here). Occasionally veering on avant garde like the cacophonous sections of the single, anchored to fantastic tunes and lyrics that ring so true they border on painful, it's still a gripping listen. I take the meaning of the title to be about falling in love with the wrong people but there's black humour in all but most despairing tracks and the album proper ends on an upbeat resolution. I'm inclined to agree with most fans that the astonishing centrepiece She Gets Out The Scrapbook is the standout track but I am yet to hear a better opening salvo to an album than the first 6 tracks here. Comparisons are difficult so the best thing is to say that if you liked Brilliant Mind there are an embarrassment of riches to be discovered herein.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lost masterpiece...... 7 May 2010
By S. Nash
Format:Audio CD
It's hard to believe that some 24 years ago Furniture released their third album "The wrong people". The band had been doing the rounds in the late 1970's, their first mini album "When the boom was on" released in 1983 was a low key, semi jazzy affair, even so the grit, humour and that dark streak of trademark Furniture was present (the album even featured the original version of "I miss you"). The band's second album "The lovemongers" was more accomplished, still sparse, but just as gritty, the band had developed their sound and in places and it was clear to hear just how good this band were, the original version of "Love your shoes" was enough to hook anyone in, anyone that heard it that was and sadly at the time very few had.

By 1986, little else had been heard of the band until the excellent news that the band had signed to the successful Stiff label and that an album was imminent, at last, a large label had heard the potential in this band that only the select few had been enjoying for the previous three years. The first single from the album "Brilliant mind" was well, brilliant, amazing lyrics, punchy bass, it set a mood, told a story, finally the public took notice, it made number 21 in the UK charts, suddenly the future looked extremely bright. The wrong people" was released later that year, it was a masterpiece, the production, the strings, the keys, everything had been turned up five notches from the sparse production of the first two albums. The songs were flawless, the opening "Shake like Judy says", washed over the listner creating a desperate ache, it fell stright into the re-worked "Love your shoes", it was full throttle Furniture (how this single failed to chart is beyond belief).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still amazing 20 April 2010
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album on cassette when I was about 12. 2 or 3 years ago it was stretched beyond recognition and I actually mourned it.

Most people only vaguely remember "Brilliant Mind", which is such a shame, because all of the songs are really powerful in different ways. When it arrived I was nervous that it wouldn't stand the test of time. I literally led down and played the whole thing from beginning to end without moving. It is the only album I don't skip tracks on, ever. Yes, you can still tell it was made in the 80s but there is something utterly timeless there too. If I had to burn my entire music collection and only keep one, I wouldn't even think about it, there's no way I'm losing it twice.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Only 24 years' waiting 12 April 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The most perfect imaginable slice of intelligent 80s pop. Fans have been trying to get this released on CD since Stiff Records went bust in 1986.

Buy it. Buy two copies and put one in a bank vault. It's that good.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate music of total emotional abandonment 17 July 2010
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the few albums I have totally fallen in love with on first hearing (when I first heard it back in 1986).

It's almost impossible to describe (and I seem to remember that the band hated people trying) - it channels everything from punk and Motown to experimental jazz and Jacques Brel-esque chanson, but everything's put together with a passion, raw energy and emotional integrity that makes practically every other band I can think of sound, in comparison, like they're not really trying.

It deserves every superlative that has been showered on it here, especially She Gets Out The Scrapbook, a song so complex and powerful it has taken on almost religious significance amongst fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT!
I was beside myself when I saw this in CD format, I had this on tape in the 90's and played it obsessively along with Hipsway - She gets out the scrapbook is the best song of all... Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars The right people
I bought this album because I had it on vinyl many years ago and it got stolen. I hadn't heard of it again till recently and decided on the spur of the moment to buy it. Read more
Published 6 months ago by J. Gillan
5.0 out of 5 stars Criminally underexposed masterpiece
This is quite simply one of the best pop albums going. Musically intricate, involving melodic development and brimming with interesting lyrics which offer a quirky take on the... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Good remaster
Comments of the other reviewers noted. Just thought it would be useful to know that this is a very good remaster, not a victim of the loudness war like many Cherry Red releases. Read more
Published on 12 Feb 2012 by S. Cobb
5.0 out of 5 stars At Last
Been waiting for this to surface for years. Still sounds great.
One of those bands that should have been much bigger than they were!
Published on 17 Nov 2011 by Patents Pending
5.0 out of 5 stars she gets out the scrapbook
..haunting and utterly beautiful

'did we really live like this?
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Published on 6 Sep 2011 by tia
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally available. Thank you!
Some 15 years ago I went through London's music shops to ask for Furniture. That really felt stupid. It was pretty hopeless too. Read more
Published on 23 Jun 2011 by Mel
5.0 out of 5 stars The Wrong People, The Wrong Time
Is Furniture's 1986 masterpeice 'The Wrong People' the most prothetic album title of all time?. Surely no other band in the history of popular music has ever had to endure the... Read more
Published on 26 Dec 2010 by Mr. H Chinaski
5.0 out of 5 stars every track a joy
I was bereft whan i lost this LP one of those rare albums where all the songs are unskipable!
Published on 16 July 2010 by Kate
5.0 out of 5 stars An album full of integrity.......
This band should have made it big time.....highly under-rated, their lyrics and melody lines are magical, emotionally-charged, sophisticated and just GREAT!.... Read more
Published on 3 May 2010 by Debbie Lee-Anthony
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