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5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing debut from the Christians., 10 Sept. 2003
I heard The Christians during my first visit to the U.K. in 1988. I was blown away by this great song I kept hearing..
The song was "Ideal world". I bought the vinyl on the spot. I can tell the rest of the (now) cd is incredible. It's difficult to pinpoint their style. I guess we could call it modern pop-soul. No matter, music like is hard to find these days. This cd does not sound dated at all. Henry Preistman's soft voice and Russell Christian's sweet guitar souds should have you hooked right from the first song "Forgotten Town". Most songs deal with real topics while looking at the bright side of life. Best known (at least in North America) for two later hits "Words" and "The Bottle", this debut is their best! Very uplifting music.