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From A to B to another place as well..,
This review is from: From a to B (Audio CD)
It's a very underated album. Yes, they did indeed release four singles from it including their most well-known hit, Living By Numbers, which saw them record various people from their record company (including a brilliantly typical sarf London lass!) saying "They don't want your name". New Musik hailed from Tooting and Mitcham, something that, as a local, gave me no end of pride and I'd say From A to B is their highpoint, both creatively and commercially.
Kicking off with their debut single Straight Lines, we then go into another single Sanctuary and there's not a duff song on the whole album. Science, the four singles and Dead Fish... all stand out for me.
Chik Musik is their convincing pastiche/tribute to the genius of Nile Rodgers, the late Bernard Edwards and the late Tony Thomson and damned good it is too. The studio this album was created and recorded in is now a baker's just along the road from Tooting Broadway tube. NM leading light Tony Mansfield went onto produce Captain Sensible's fleeting career - including the anti-war song Glad It's All Over which sounds identical to NM .
At nearly thirty years old - it was released in 1980 - it's a great album even now.
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Initial post: 13 Aug 2008 08:56:28 BDT
Kelvin Dickinson says:
Totally agree with what you say. I've got a lovely vinyl copy stuck away somewhere and used to spend hours looking at the cloudy seascape pics on the sleeves whilst listening to the brilliant music. 'Anywhere' was superb but in a more sophisticated way and the gatefold sleeve was yet another great piece of packaging. Glad to see there are people who still appreciate NM.
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