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It's Better To Travel

It's Better To Travel

1 Jan 1987
4.7 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews

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  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 1987
  • Release Date: 26 July 1994
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Copyright: (C) 1987 Mercury Records Limited
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  • Total Length: 1:03:38
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  • ASIN: B001KVMF6U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,209 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)
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It's hard to believe it's been 25 years since Swing Out Sister's debut was released. "It's Better To Travel" remains an excellent album. "Breakout", the band's signature hit, sounds just as good today as it did back in '87. Thanks to the excellent remastering job, the music sounds good as ever. The horns absolutely shine on this reissue, and Corinne Drewery's lovely vocals are front and center.

This reissue was originally going to have less bonus tracks, but both Corinne and Andy Connell listened to fans and revised the track listing. There are bonus remixes of the popular songs "Breakout", "Twilight World", "Surrender", "Blue Mood" and "Fooled by a Smile" plus a smattering of B-sides. The B-sides are not as good as any of the songs on the album, but it's good to have them as part of this collection. Surprisingly, despite revising the track listing, there are actually more remixes that were left off, including the 7" mix of "Twilight World" and the Phi Phi mix of "Fooled By a Smile".

Small quibbles aside, this is a must-have reissue for S.O.S. fans and '80s music fans. Listening to this album again, it still puzzles me that Swing Out Sister never became bigger despite the success of "Breakout". Hopefully their second album, "Kaleidoscope World", will get the deluxe treatment.
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I have this album on cd from way back in the 80s. Over the years those obscenely priced Japanese reissues with a mediocre sound have often tempted me, but always refrained as I knew one day, a proper 2 disc UK version would appear. Well now here it is finally and was damn well worth it ! Thankyou Corinne and Andy for making this happen. 25 years is a while, but listening to IBTT again with all the remixes and b-sides is a breathtaking experience. In recent times many 80s reissues have suffered from careless remastering by being excessively loud or fuzzy and even bad vinyl rips, but certainly not in this case. Both discs sound crystal clear flawless. For all you music buyers out there who love SOS,please go out and actually buy the cds. That way you can really enjoy this splended 25th Anniversay Edition.
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I bought this album way back in 1987 on cassette (remember them!!!) after buying "Breakout" as a single. Nothing nicer when you buy an album by a new artist and you get straight into it. LOVE "Twilight World" - my fave on the whole album. It gets right under my skin in the nicest possible way. Still sounds as good now as it did way back in 1987!!!
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Looking back to first hearing "Breakout" on the radio and in clubs, and seeing its video in heavy rotation on MTV in 1987... great memories of that time. I can't even say I'm an SOS diehard, snapping up everything I can lay my hands on. But this album was such a dazzling debut, I'm not surprised they're still going strong 25 years on. An exquisite blend of pop, soul, dance and "cocktail" jazz that's timeless. So when I saw this two-disc remaster available, I said "Absolutely! " A great job of presenting the original album in updated remastered form, along with the tracks from the limited release "Another Non-Stop Sister" CD and B-sides from the album's singles. If they do this kind of work updating the duo's second album, "Kaleidoscope World, " an album I like even better than this one, I'll definitely be buying that, too. Excellent! Fans of this album will not be disappointed.
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Although not an album to blow your socks off,it certainly reminds me why I liked the band back in the 1980's,generally not my era of music. Along with a handful of 80's bands they carved thier niche with the distinctive sound,more for relaxing than anything else.
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On the surface, this album - released in 1987 - sounds like the soundtrack to the yuppie era, and I expect that this music was played on many an estate agent's car stereo. But beyond the slick, souless electro-pop veneer, it's actually very good. Apart from Corrine Day's beautifully rich voice, the songs are well-crafted and at their best, are worthy of comparison with Burt Bacharach. Swing Out Sister's tradegy is that they got into Lounge music before it was fashionable. By the time it was, they were regarded as synonymous with the late 80's, and were swiftly consigned to obscurity (although the Japanese remained loyal). Forget the 80's. Just enjoy some of the best pop you'll ever hear.
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Since 1987 I've been a fan and always looked for when they'd be in the States or wherever in the world I happened to be. Finally, this summer, after 26 long years the "stars lined up" and I got to see this group in Detroit, Michigan USA. Absolutely worth every minute I waited and I never wanted the night to end. Obviously it did but wanting to keep the magic alive I kept looking online for more interviews or items concerning the group. To my surprise I came across the release of this anniversary album. It was never released in the USA market nor is it available through Amazon USA. But luckily Amazon UK came to the rescue and sent it quickly "over the pond" to me. The cost with currency conversion, VAT and shipping was still in line with what I'd pay locally for a special release such as this. What a small world it is - Thank you Amazon!
Now to the album - You must have it... absolutely must! Even if you own the original release - buy it. The songs are as strong today as they were 26 years ago. The best description I've heard for the musical styling of SOS is cinematic jazz pop with a soul and it started here with this album. The remastering was skillfully accomplished and with the additional B-Sides/alternative mixes/extended versions we get a special opportunity to hear more of the extensive creative sides of Andy Connell and Corinne Drewery.
I can not wait for the next time to see them live.
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