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A cult album of the 1980's.,
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This review is from: A-Z (Reis) (Audio CD)'A-Z' fits alongside The The/Matt Johnson's Burning Blue Soul and The Sound's In the Lion's Mouth as a key cult album of the early 1980s. Newman with Lewis move into a more experimental area from the launchpad of '154' - tracks such as 'I Should Have Known Better' & 'The 15th' (covered by comedy group Fischerspooner).
This album is one that is lost and is in need of rediscovery - fans of This Mortal Coil's It'll End in Tears and Filigree&Shadow will be familiar with Not Me and Alone- the former as great as Map Ref, while the latter goes places Wire almost reached with songs like Blessed State and A Touching Display. Alone is also one of the great songs used in The Silence of the Lambs (the others are The Fall's Hip Priest & Tom Petty's American Girl)- very otherworldy , sort of between Eno's No Pussyfooting and Associates Sulk. At this budget price this is one of the albums to have - best played between Durutti Column and Furniture.