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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Vince Clark and Alison Moyet, 23 Jan 2001
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This review is from: Upstairs At Eric's (Audio CD)
This was one of my favourite albums in the early eighties. I played the cassette version continuously in my car (or so it seems in retrospect). It lay forgotten for a number of years until the Only Yazoo best of CD came out. I was inspired to dig out my almost worn out cassette of Upstairs at Erics. I was so impressed with how much I still enjoyed the album that I treated myself to the CD version. There are a couple of extra tracks on the CD version that were not on the original and not fillers wither. The single "The Other Side of Love" (which for some rason did not apprear on the Best Of album) and the excellent B side "Situation" which, at the time, was played as much as the A side.
Favourite tracks include the rocky "Goodbye Seventies", the excellent pop song "Bad Connection" (another absentee from the compilation), the Bluesy "Midnight" and the haunting "Winter Kills" (written exclusively by Moyet).
There are hints of Vince Clarke's future with erasure here. There is also plenty of experimentation, particularly "I before Eexcept after C" which uses snatches of TV commercial catchphrases of the time over experimental synthesiser
All in all a varied album which stand up today as it did in 1982 (despite the dated lyrics of Goodbye 70s). Well worth the purchase. Last but by no means least are the two classic singles "Only You" and the heavier "Don't Go"
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