Elizabeth S. Case

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Location: Walden, NY United States


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Roxy Music: Both Ends Burning by Jonathan Rigby
Roxy Music: Both Ends Burning by Jonathan Rigby
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Happily, this book was written by somebody who seemed to love Roxy Music and its music. The author did his research on the main members, going through their Roxy work and their solo projects. He wrote in-depth about each Roxy song. I have a feeling he could have gone into greater depth about each track.

The first Roxy Music song I was exposed to was "Oh Yeah (On the Radio)" when it was released. What a sad, melancholy song. Then there was their final album Avalon which blew me away. For all intents and purposes, I was ignorant of Roxy Music's work prior to Flesh + Blood.

After reading this book, I came over here to amazon.co.uk and purchased their CD box set of… Read more
Believe You Me... Plus ~ Blancmange
Believe You Me... Plus ~ Blancmange
Although not as knowledgeable as the other reviewers, I am happy to have read what they had to say in their reviews. I agree with some of the complaints and their praises. Yeah, maybe some of the songs don't sound as good as they did on the original album, but it was so wonderful to hear these songs again. In album order.

However, to me, this is the last Blancmange album I COULD NOT FIND on CD for the longest time. Once again, hearing these songs brought back memories of my first year in college. Good and bad. You can hear the end of the synthesizer age as you listen. Still, for me, I still smile at "22339" and get sad at "Why Don't They Leave Things Alone?"

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Happy Families... Plus ~ Blancmange
Happy Families... Plus ~ Blancmange
4.0 out of 5 stars Happily Here, 20 May 2012
Do you know how LONG I have waited for this album to be released on CD? Eons. My vinyl version has long since warped. I couldn't even download it from iTunes. Although I purchased three "Best of Blancmange" CDs over the years, NONE of them could equal the ORIGINAL album.

I had forgotten about "Kind" and consider this album's version of "Sad Day" a sadder, more haunting version of the original version. The addition of the EP for "Living on the Ceiling" was a welcome memory.

Julian Cope may have trashed this album out in his biography, but to me, it remains one of my favorites.

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