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  • Audio CD (23 Aug. 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single, Maxi
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B0002MH5XG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 530,130 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The previous Blue Nile single "Happiness" released on the 23rd of September 1996 was a mile stone in their career since this time bands have formed and disbanded, music styles have come and gone but the The Blue Nile have stayed constant.
The last single "Happiness"; parts one and two have gone onto become highly collectable as they both contained outtakes from their third album "Peace at Last".
The same can be said of this release, it has a cover with a pictorial reference to their second album "Hats" and with the inclusion of the very first tracks put out by the band," I love this life / the second act which did not appear on their debut album "A walk across the rooftops". This too will become highly sought after item by collectors of this trio from Glasgow.
Paul Buchanan for this single "I would never" has written another trademark love song which has him singing heartfelt lyrics with great feeling and soul, opening line of "I have walked a thousand miles, I have worked as fast as I can, and I have raised our precious child" he proclaims a deep emotion that only a man can feel for his family, once again the Blue Nile have taken something so ordinary and made something majestic out of it.
The song itself has all the usual Blue Nile elements, rich string arrangements and a very emotive chorus, and "does anybody know me?" a question we all ask of ourselves.
"I would never" is a late night, sit down and chill out track, a euphoric experience for all.
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Disclaimer: unliker a number of the "reviewers" of the forthcoming album, I have actually heard this.
"I Would Never" is a fine if not phenemonal return from the Blue Nile. It is much closer in sound to "Peace At Last" than "Hats" or "A Walk Across The Rooftops", with Paul Buchanan's weary tones sounding initially a bit too close to acts like Del Amitri or Deacon Blue for comfort. However, despite its simplicity, the song is a grower and worthy of your listen.
The accompanying tracks "I Love This Life" and "The Second Act" were the band's first ever single from over 20 years ago. The fact that they are used is indication of the Blue Nile's lack of productivity. However, given that many fans will not have heard them, and the band's smallness of output is one of their defining characteristics, this is not a problem especially given the magnificence of both songs. The rub is that their strength rather diminishes the qualities of "I Would Never". Still I wait with bated breath for the album and, for the time being, I would never turn my back on my love for this band.
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By Jason Parkes #1 HALL OF FAME on 26 Aug. 2004
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I Would Never is a typically gorgeous song from the upcoming longplayer follow-up to 1996's Peace at Last, High (free copies are more than welcome!!!). I rarely buy singles, but this one is a must as it comes with the rare 1981 debut single from The Blue Nile, I Love This Life/The Second Act, which is very much a prequel to A Walk Across the Rooftops (1983) & will go down well with Mackenzie/Rankine-Associates fans and admirers of Scott Walker. An obligatory single from a band who don't release much, but when they do, you know it matters...
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HASH(0x918d3264) out of 5 stars Coming Again!!!! 13 Aug. 2014
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The Blue Nile, from Glasgow, Scotland, is one of the most romantic and provocative modern music ensembles of the decade.
Since their discovery, and, the release of their debut cd "A Walk Across The Roof Tops", on Linn Records, the Nile has been capturing ears from shore to shore, making them one of the most sought after, and elusive long lasting unions in the history of creative music.
Even with the help of mega-star, Peter Gabriel, who came forward in helping their first record deal to happen, and their well known pilot alternative single "Stay", this group has floated well beyond the snatching teenaged record-buying millions that cause household words to be born.
Maybe, that's not a bad thing, but, when you have a gift, and you have given blood to make a moving piece of art, it doesn't hurt things to have your bills paid from the fruits of that art.
I met members of The Blue Nile, in Woodstock, NY, 1989, as they prepared for their American tour supporting the release of, then current, release, "Hats".
It had been a painfully long wait for this one to come available, and, for the lovers of their music, there was HUGE anticipation.
Rehearsals, in the Bearsville Barn, led to much concern, and care, that what is a very refined collection of arrangements, would be that deserved moving sound, of the album versions, once in the public ear...but, perfection is a word created by "people"...none of the other creatures of this earth, seems to get hung up on it it. We go...and, we do...A wing and a prayer, is hardly what The Blue Nile were going on. they have fathered these tunes, from germ to master, and, had them to live with, beyond that.
The show went on, and, the opening night of the first New York appearance went beautifully.
I was convinced that Susanne Vega had fallen in love with me, from across the room, and was contemplating the consequences should I discuss the possibility with the girl I had come there with...She wouldn't care...but, wait, just a darn minute!...I was here for THE MUSIC, and, the rest would take care of ITSELF....and, it did.
Now, we have Robert Bell(bass and keyboards), Paul Buchanran(vocals & guitar), Paul Moore(keyboards), and Nigel Thomas(drums & percussion)(who does the record, and plays the tour, but, who never quite seems to make it to 'member' status...Is he here, this time?), doing it again, in "High"...and, may it never stop...would you never?
"High", and "She Saw The World" are churning, space grooves with sparse guitars and dynamic, graphic, heart felt keyboards which join the ranks with the like of "Stay", and "Tinsel Town In The Rain" in the classic Nile style, while "I Would Never" strikes me as a very personal, intimate, anthem to someone close...and, if I got that all wrong, my next possible would be the guilty pet owner who pledges never to forget walking his dog again...(?)
I would put this record on in any type of weather, and stack it on the turntable with Hats and A Walk Across The Roof Tops, and do whatever I'm inspired to do next(making no plans, mind you!)
Here, again, is the end of a long span of wonder....the answered wish for another very rich and soulful offering by The Blue Nile.
P.S....and, the cover art is great, as always...take special note of the "I Would Never" single cover!
Stewart Brown
Atlanta, Ga.
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