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Hipsway CD

4.8 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (25 Jun. 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • ASIN: B0000070WK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,535 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. The Honeythief
  2. Ask The Lord
  3. Bad Thing Longing
  4. Upon A Thread
  5. Long White Car
  6. The Honeythief
  7. The Broken Years
  8. Tinder
  9. Forbidden
  10. Set This Day Apart
  11. Ask The Lord
  12. The Broken Years

Product Description

CD ORG. PRESSING REMIXES

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Background:- I first heard Hipsway in 1985 when i was 13 through a friend whose older brother knew the band. Formed in 84 by Jonny McElhrone (who later went on to be the main force behind Texas with Sharleen Spiteri)and featuring the fantastic vocals of Graham Skinner.
They acheived noteriety not so much through their singles (The Honeythief, Ask the Lord, The Broken years) but through the song Tinder which featured on a McEwans Lager advert (a series of visually stunning adverts which ran during the mid 80's).
They acheived a cult following and it's no wonder with so many great tracks on the abumn.
Sound :- The band have a bluesy light rock sound reminisent of early Texas songs (no surprise there) which feature stunning vocals. The best songs on the Album are Ask the Lord, The Honey thief, The Broken Years, Tinder, Long White car.
Ask the Lord has to be one of the best written pop songs of the 80's dealing with exploitation of minorities without being an overly pungent political song (unlike Simple Minds' Mandelah day). The rest of the Album has a few remixes (which don't really add anything but flesh out the albumn a bit more which it doesn't need) and some reasonably good tracks.
It's worth buying the album just for the tracks i've mentioned. Their follow-up albumn sadly is not as good.
You could also check out another great Scottish band lost in the same way Hipsway were called Love and Money (a more pop sound) whose albumn Sugarland Express is almost as good.
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I was editing my recommendations when this title hit the screen.
HIPSWAY.
Wow - I first played this in the mid80's and for a long period it took pride of place in my collection alongside other favs of the time - Orange Juice and the Smiths.
It is a treasure that I love to dig up now and then and I am always pleasantly surprized how well it sounds.
Reading the reveiws here had me memory lipsyncing the lyrics, grinning like a fool, full of joy and well being.
This carried me through the 80's and for me today to listen to it is an uplifting experience.
It is a truly wonderful set of songs.
A desert island disc.
A treasure island disc.
Dig it.
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skinners voice sounded the scene a sound encluding blue nile ,texas, goodbye mr mackenzie,deacon blue,love and money,hipsway gelled a sound from scotland that was overlooked but had influences from across the atlantic pond and made me take in much more on my headphones even today scratch the surface the follow up to hipsway is a favourite,surely an overlooked classic collectors piece renamed the best of hipsway , goodness the 80s scotland at its best
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Have been meaning to buy this for absolute years and years. They were huge in Glasgow where l grew up and I've loved them since the fabulous 80's. This has brought back so many lovely and emotive memories. Awesome. 😃
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Perhaps one of the best Glasgow band to never quite make it - along with The Big Dish. This album is timeless. Those of you who remember the Tennents Lager ad with the stone ball rolling through the tunnel will remember the track Tinder.
No beating about here - just buy it OK.
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I remember getting this on cassette as it came out in the 80's and since then I have purchased it quite a few times but I hadn't had a listen to it at all for about 10 years. Coming back to it you realize what a truly superb album it is, there isn't a single "filler" song on it! I have completely lost count of the hundreds of albums I have listened to and the majority of them to one extent or another have fillers. Some albums I have bought before only have a couple of great songs, this one is perfect.

Another reviewer has quite rightly pointed out that it has aged well, and they're not wrong it hasn't aged much at all, With the amount of turgid drivel about these days I doubt very much that you can revisit an album of 2014 28 years later and it sound as good as this one does.

Highlights for me are "Tinder", "Upon a thread" and my favourite "Set this day apart."

Massively under-rated group and album, this is sheer magic from the 1980's, buy it!
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This has to be one of the best albums of the 80's. I almost wore the cassette out, in fact it is that good I also bought the CD.

Even 25 years on I listen to this album on my iPod regularly. Its an album where I listen to all the songs because they are all classics.

Its a must fro every music lovers collection
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I owned this many years ago on tape. Some how it got lost and I forgot all about it. I spotted it on Amazon and purchased it. I'm glad I did. This is a great CD by one of Scotland's many bands that never quite made it (i.e. Goodbye Mr. McKenzie, The Silencers, Love & Money). The Honeythief is a great opener with not a single track spoiling the listening pleasure. Brilliant vocals and razor sharp bass. If you like the 80's buy this.
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