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4.0 out of 5 stars The Eclectic Swansong from the Icicle Works original line-up
No reviewers really knew where to put this when it was first released... it sounded like nothing else around, and nothing like the previous Icicle Works album '..Defeat Your Enemy'. But it contains several classic Icies tracks, notably 'Little Girl Lost', one of the great missing number one singles of our time, 'High Time' (superior guitar boogie), the anthemic, barmy...
Published on 29 Aug. 2001

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3.0 out of 5 stars Great album, poor sound quality
I've just done an A-B comparison between the Expanded (remastered) Edition and the original 1988 CD release, only to be amazed at how much worse the remastered edition sounds. It's far muddier and muffled. I will keep it for the wealth of extra material, but am definitely holding on to the original CD to listen to the album tracks. How disappointing! I love the album...
Published on 9 Sept. 2012 by Steven W. Hill


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Eclectic Swansong from the Icicle Works original line-up, 29 Aug. 2001
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No reviewers really knew where to put this when it was first released... it sounded like nothing else around, and nothing like the previous Icicle Works album '..Defeat Your Enemy'. But it contains several classic Icies tracks, notably 'Little Girl Lost', one of the great missing number one singles of our time, 'High Time' (superior guitar boogie), the anthemic, barmy 'Blind' and 'Stood Before St Peter', and curiosities like 'Kiss Off' (Scousers do Prince... Prince wins on a TKO) and 'Walk A While With Me', which nods in the direction of 'Black', swooping bass and synths and all. Maybe all the different directions the music pulled them helped to disintegrate the already disintegrating band, but it's still a fine epitaph for the Icicle Works origianl line-up, although the 'Best Of' released originally in 1992 is a better way to remember them by.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great album, poor sound quality, 9 Sept. 2012
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Steven W. Hill "Owner of shillpages.com" (Chicago, IL United States) - See all my reviews
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I've just done an A-B comparison between the Expanded (remastered) Edition and the original 1988 CD release, only to be amazed at how much worse the remastered edition sounds. It's far muddier and muffled. I will keep it for the wealth of extra material, but am definitely holding on to the original CD to listen to the album tracks. How disappointing! I love the album though, back when I was a music critic for my college paper I chose it as the #1 album of the year in '88. Five stars for the music, three for the remastering of disc 1.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Icicles best works, 26 May 2001
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This classic album from the late 80s contains some of the liverpool indie combos finest tracks which make up a large section of the "best of" compilation" such as the superb "Starry Blue Eyed Wonder" and "Little Girl Lost". Some smashing musical arrangement and the usual clangy guitars make this cd a essential part of any icicle works fans collection. Lesser known tracks are "Here Comes Trouble" and "What Do You Want Me To Do" are other good reasons to buy this. All good catchy powerful indie anthems that in terms of writing were ahead of their time and therefore completely out of place in 1988 and if you felt that way about yourself in 1988 then this album is for you!
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4.0 out of 5 stars If you're gonna buy an Icicle Works album - buy this one!, 19 April 2013
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This album shows how versatile Ian McNabb is as a songwriter. Blind features song with their roots in hard rock, ballard, calypso and acapella but it fits together really well. McNabb's voice is distictive and his guitar playing very melodic, but the Icicle Works were more than one man and this album is a good example of their collective talents.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is one of the great bands of the 80s and this album in my ..., 13 Jan. 2015
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This is one of the great bands of the 80s and this album in my opinion is their finest, still sounding fresh today Ian McNabb is simply a genius.
Buy it now you wont regret it.
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