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  • Audio CD (6 Sept. 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Megaworld
  • ASIN: B000025AR2
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 235,990 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Yet again Colin Vearncombe,has come up with the goods with this album, the Accused.The opening song "Sleeper",immediatly lets you know this album is a bit special.His vocals are fantastic throughout the album and his distinctive blues'y voice leads you invitingly from track to track. The album has 10 tracks in all,and they are all very good.The album is very much in keeping with what we now expect from Colin Vearncombe.I would recommend this album to all and especially to anyone who is perhaps looking for something a little bit different away from boy bands or steps.A very well written,produced and performed album,as Colin says,Black is dead,long live the Accused
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Anyone who was seduced by the now classic tunes 'Wonderful Life' and 'Sweetest Smile' in 1987 will know who Colin Vearncombe is. A rather odd looking chap who dosn't look like your average pop star appeared on 'Top Of The Pops' along with the likes of Alexander O'Neal, Swing Out Sister and Bros singing this sublime song which had the power to raise the hairs on the back of your neck!

Well, he's back with this 1999 release on his own Nero Schwarz label having temporarily ditched the 'Black' tag. His style has not changed over the years, an extraordinary voice encased in strong arrangements and rhythm sections.

The songs are still as you would expect, very romantic, mini sweeping epics.
'Number One' was the first single release which had all the usual trademarks, only Colin would come up with the amount of seconds it took him to realise that a girlfriend only cared for herself!
'Better Letting Go' is just how we all feel when we know a relationship has hit rock bottom. If everyone just played this record when they wanted to part with someone then there would be a lot more amicable seperations in the world!
It's the ballads I keep coming back to Colin Vearncombe for, he appears to write exactly the right song for my own personal ups and downs in life.
'The Way She Was Before' is my favourite on the album depicting a yearning for someone special who is no longer around, quite brilliant.
'Blue Sky' is more upbeat, being optimistic for once!
'Sleeper' is played in the same vain.
'Ghosts' starts with a brass section reminiscent of Dvorzak's Largo, a song for piano and voice executed with clarity.
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Black or Colin again doing his best. Lyrics, arrangements are very good. In this album he began to use strings (Yves Klein Blue), also uses different styles but voice is still flow like a water in the river... Black is back in town... I dont understand why he doesn't make video clips and many stupid albums makes commercials but this excellent album sells by its quailty...
also the new album "Water on Snow" is perfect, her wife also sings in this new album...
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While not as dramatic as his previous stuff, which I highly recommend, this still delights. One of the artists who has remained fabulous and a very talented songwriter for over one and a half decades, he has the sexiest voice that caresses like silk covered in melted chocolate. Of course, the best song is 'Surrender'. Just one question- why does he never play live anywhere near me?
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The Accused was the first album to be issued under Colin Vearncombe’s own name and was released in 1999, six years after Are We Having Fun Yet? The opening track ‘Sleeper’ is an energetic and catchy piece of jangly pop and, had it been released a decade earlier, could possibly have been a hit single. It’s unfortunate that the rest of the album cannot quite live up to this high standard.

Other highlights include the smooth ‘Number One’ and the mournful brass arrangement on ‘Ghosts’, and there are no real turkeys here. There are though arguably too many slow songs and the second half of the CD, in particular, feels a little sluggish and lethargic.

This is still an impressive album but perhaps slightly weaker than what had gone before.
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