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the invisible albums
on 19 October 2011
This salvo remaster contains a 2 on 1 collection of 2XS (1982) and SOUND ELIXIR (1983),it would be fair to say neither set the heather alight in the UK,hence not being released as individual discs.
2XS - Despite the title there's nothing done to excess here,a thoroughly nuetered sound rendering this disc bland at times,most songs uninteresting,tracks such as 'Games'/'Take The Rap' just dull. Highlights would be the splendid ballad 'Dream On' while 'Love Leads To Madnress' /'Back To The Trenches' & 'Lonely In The Night' show enough signs of life to make you come back for more. 2.5 stars
SOUND ELIXIR - Certainly the stronger of the 2 albums contained on this cd,slightly less constricting production,highlights would be the infectious toe tappin 'Local Still',the delightful 'Where Are You Now',which could have been directed at their UK fan base..Honourable mentions go to 'Rag To Riches' and 'Whippin Boy' as for the rest nothing special. 3 stars
Approach with caution,not their best albums but for completists a great value for money way to get them