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Pick up thy raincoats and groove!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Heaven Up Here [Expanded & Remastered] (Audio CD)
Like many Bunnymen fans I rate Heaven Up Here as their best album. I remember listening to it for the first time and being swept away by it. Everything just stood out - the musicianship, the way the songs were crafted, even the cover.
And this remastering is very sympathetic to the original recording that came out all those years back. From my experience, some 'remasters' sound tinny and lack depth. This one doesn't - probably because of the excellent production the first time around. And like most Bunnymen tracks, very little of this sounds dated. Play something from U2, or any of the Bunnymen's contemporaries from this time and the opposite is true.
As other reviewers have said, there are no duff tracks on this album, and along with the track listing it defies any attempts to play tracks out of sequence - the mark of a truly great album.
The inclusion of the spiky and brilliant B-side "Broke My Neck" is a fantastic addition to this remastering, much more so than the live tracks, which give some idea of the live brilliance of the Bunnymen around that time, but sound as if they were messed around with in the studio and have better versions elsewhere.
The new sleeve notes and additional photos are a great introduction to anybody buying this album for the first time, as well as giving some of us oldies a little bit of nostalgia!
If you're in two minds about buying this, just do it. You won't be disappointed!