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Transmission Impossible [CD]

Billy Mackenzie Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (3 May 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: One Little Indian Records
  • ASIN: B0006LCPWY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars that glorious voice 12 Jun 2006
Format:Audio CD
I am a relative newcomer to Billy MacKenzie but if someone were to ask me for an introduction, I'd tell them to first get Sulk (The Associates) and then the present CD and it's companion Auchtermatic. Like Auchtermatic this is really a compilation but apart from one track ("Liberty Lounge" which sounds a bit out of place to my ears) it's very cohesive.

With the sparest of accompaniment, Billy sings a collection of the most beautiful songs you'll ever hear - "torch songs" indeed"! You can bathe in that voice - no typically 80's or 90's sounds to distract you - simply that unique voice, piano, acoustic guitar. I don't know how to describe it, haven't heard anything quite like it. I understand why people compare Billy MacKenzie to Jeff Buckley or David Bowie, yet it doesn't quite hit the mark. I hope I don't offend anyone by describing it as "androgynous". It has the ecstasy and abandonment of the female voice and the force, the pure strength of the male. It's not, as a rule, as mannered as Bowie's, and it's more varied than Buckley's.

Most of the songs here were written with Steve Aungle who must have been Billy's best collaborator since Alan Rankine of The Associates. Each song twists and turns to the nuances of the lyrics and the shades of the voice. Someone wrote somewhere that during Billy's slack years (Wild and Lonely, for instance), the material was substandard but the voice was still there. That's true, of course, but Transmission Impossible proves that no matter how fine the voice - it's still important what it sings, it's important that there should be layers of meaning to explore, and Billy's lyrics here are certainly among his deepest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Few Facts for your Consideration 2 May 2005
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Format:Audio CD
I think it's important to point out that your previous reviewer has leapt to a couple of misleading conclusions about the origination of this album and "Auchtermatic". These are the original mixes, Billy's originals, and contain no "posthumous" contributions from anybody. Simon Raymonde and Malcolm Ross do not feature anywhere on "Transmission Impossible", there is no such studio as the Auchterhouse; Auchterhouse is a village near Dundee where Billy had a house. The tracks featured on both albums existed - in their entirity, long before "Beyond the Sun" and "Eurocentric" ever did. There was no such "band" as Outerpol, it was a concept that Billy talked up for a while, but the only track ever recorded for the project was "Outerpol (Consenting Holograms Have More Fun)", which has never been released. Its nice that your reviewer likes the albums, but if one is going to set oneself up as an encyclopaedia, one ought to be a little bit more aux fais with the facts.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Depressing with great vocals 27 Jan 2008
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The late Billy MacKenzie had a wonderful voice but his songs are a bit dark.Even though they are mostly love songs, his style leaves you in a black mood. However, since he is no longer with us, I would recomend this album.
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