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Waving Not Drowning Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (16 April 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Voiceprint
  • ASIN: B000057EM8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 224,937 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Eleven Faces
2. The Curious Kid
3. The Set Up
4. Dark Windows
5. The Sniper
6. Innocents In Paradise
7. House Arrest
8. The Outsider
9. One Man's Poison
10. Kwok's Quease*

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Rupert HINE Waving Not Drowning CD

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tim Kidner TOP 500 REVIEWER on 3 Mar. 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I didn't like 'Immunity', which I bought after I was swept away on a sea of bliss and admiration by this audacious and superbly imaginative album from Rupert Hine.

He gave a radio interview at the time, going through the concept, the ideas and the collaboration with lyricist Jeanette Obstoj (who I think he said was Icelandic) and subsequent recording process. The album title, a line from a poem by Stevie Smith underlined the sense of alienation and paranoia that Rupert wanted to convey.

I found the whole (original LP) album intelligent, wonderfully varied and experimental but only to a degree that enhanced the album. Each 'story', I felt was like a short film, each vividly portraying a human condition, an Amnesty outrage, something far more and deeper than my usual synth pop fodder at the time.

Rupert's voice isn't the best and with these songs he's not trying to make them sound the best - he's making statements, doing something others weren't. If I had to pick two favourite tracks, 'The Outsider' has always been one I liked best and 'The Set Up' with the atmospheric 'Dark Windows' with its sampled recording of actual thunder also outstanding.
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By J. D. Ruddick on 19 April 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
i think this is rupert hine's best album - i had this on cassette years ago - its good to hear the album again - 9/10
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brer M on 9 Mar. 2010
Format: Audio CD
I bought this on vinyl when it first came out decades ago and still listen to it many times over. It is musically strong - all the tracks are memorably listenable and enjoyable - and all have the same kind of feel as Immunity with a dark edge or menace and the feeling of mental instability that creates a sense of unease to go with the strong musical structure. (Kwok's Quease is the only poor track (thankfully short) - a bonus track not on the original vinyl). Excellent CD overall - a classic.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Andy Millward VINE VOICE on 6 July 2001
Format: Audio CD
This album isn't as consistent as some of Hine's material, but there are at least three stunning tracks that make you sit up and take notice. In particular, Dark Windows is a beautiful song, and House Arrest repays careful listening.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Espionage and paranoia 15 Feb. 2011
By peppergomez - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
If you enjoy spy novels primarily for their depiction of paranoia, this album is well worth getting. The lyrics were written by Jeanette Obstoj, and for me they play a huge part in making this album tense, sometimes unsettling, and interesting. Basically, I think the lyrics are great, and Rupert Hine does a great job of delivering them in a very precise, chilly, and thankfully unaffected voice.

It might be a concept album. Certainly thematically there is a great deal of continuity from song to song. To emphasize that, Rupert Hine mixed it so many of the songs fade up from out of the preceding one, which makes the album seem more cohesive.

Musically, it has a bit of a prog-rock, new wave/synthesizer feeling. A few things save it from the perils of either genre (bombast and brittle anemic prodcution, that is). First, the production is fantastic. Crystalline, really. What synthesizers there are sound quite varied and interesting, and not thin imitations of string lines like so many early 80s synth bands used. Think more Japan or Thomas Dolby than say Duran Duran or other less interesting bands. Also, there's a lot of acoustic percussion on this, like marimba and wood blocks. Second, the music and songs are very economic and tense, with very little messing around on solos. As good as the music is, it's very much a vehicle for the lyrical subject matter, which is tense, nervous, and very much in the crosshair's site. Third, Rupert Hine is a great soundpainter, using thunder, rain, and ticking clocks to heighten the mood, making the overall impression very much like a spy movie or film noir.

This album might be almost 30 years old, but the quality of the production, arrangements, subject matter (paranoia and espionage will never go out of style), and playing render it incapable of aging in a negative way. Fantastic job, Rupert!
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Solid second entry in A&M Trilogy 6 Aug. 2001
By "brian1lindsay" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This was the 2nd recording in Hine's early 80's A&M Trilogy. As fine as it is, his first, Immunity, is the better work. This one lacks some of the intensity, and downright scariness that marked some of the previous work. Still, there are some standout tracks such as "The Set-Up" with clever lyrics and a great melody. "Eleven Faces" explodes with a vast sound. "Dark Windows" is set to the sound of a Thunderstorm, and is suitably brooding and haunting. Get this one after Immunity, but well worth having if you like Immunuty.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
80's High Tech with Rock Emotion 2 Nov. 2002
By T. J. May - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Although all of Mr Hines work is high quality, Waving Not Drowning (for me) is the highlight of the 3 A&M projects. The song "Curious Kind" is simply a masterpiece!
The remastering is of the quality you have come to expect from one of Rock's greatest producers, song writers, and performers.
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