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Knife CD

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  • Audio CD (6 Sept. 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: WARNER BROS
  • ASIN: B000006SM2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 86,375 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Still On Fire
  2. Just Like The USA
  3. Head Is Happy
  4. Backdoor To Heaven
  5. All I Need Is Everything
  6. Backwards And Forwards
  7. Birth Of The True
  8. Knife

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Aztec Camera - Knife - Cd

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Knife is Aztec Camera’s second album and the first major indication of the instinctive contrariness that would characterise Roddy Frame’s career from this point on: having established himself, with the astonishing debut High Land, Hard Rain, as about the hippest star in the firmament, Frame offered the producer’s role here to Mark Knopfler a man, then as ever, roughly as fashionable as brown corduroy trousers.

The results proved, and not for the last time, that the still-teenage Frame’s judgement was several leaps ahead of received wisdom. Knife, though electric where its revered predecessor was acoustic, polished where High Land, Hard Rain had been endearingly ramshackle, is a fine and much under-rated album. The opening track, "Still On Fire" helps itself to the riff from the Jackson Five’s "I Want You Back" on its way to becoming one of Frame’s best singles; elsewhere, the ballads "Just Like the USA" and "Head Is Happy (Heart’s Insane)" confirm that the hyperbole then being directed at Roddy Frame was, if anything, understated. --Andrew Mueller

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Following the success of their lo-fi debut, High Land Hard Rain, East Kilbride's Aztec Camera took stock, and decided to recruit a big name producer for their sophomore effort.
Their choice of Dire Straits' frontman Mark Knopfler alienated many of the band's hardcore fans, as they saw him as the antithesis of their heroes.
Wasn't he a bit commercial, a bit corporate, a bit obvious?

They needn't have worried.
While Knife marks a definite change in the sound of Aztec Camera, the production is entirely appropriate for the material written by Roddy Frame.
This is a record packed with top pop thrills, from first track Still on Fire right through to The Birth of the True, a live favourite of Frame's to this day.

Closing the album is the title track Knife, a heavier, guitar overdub laden affair, with Frame displaying all his axe-wielding talents, without sacrificing his melodic sensibilities.

A winning combination.
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Knife is the second album from British band Aztec Camera. Produced by Mark Knopfler (of Dire Straits fame) it is a cheery little pop album, filled with sweet tunes and catchy arrangements. The obviously 80s sound also gives it a nice, quaint feel. However don't expect High Land, Hard Rain part 2 here. It takes time to seep into your veins like a mature full bodied wined. Not always palatable but it becomes an acquired taste over time.

The debut was a little gem of a record for sure, "knife" on the other hand is the lesser record but hardly the disaster that many claimed . The record has mostly good songs, but perhaps knopflers tendency to add lots of keyboards to the groups sound makes Frames songs sound a little too chintzy rather than bringing atmosphere to proceedings.

Certainly the indie folk charm of the 1st album has been replaced by more electric guitars and funkier riffs. It is inevitably disappointing when an artist who has debuted with a precocious, distinctive, and fully-formed sound follows up with an album that is sub-par. Whereas High Land, Hard Rain, Aztec Camera's debut, was a breath of exceptionally fresh Scottish air, with Roddy Frame hitting on all cylinders, Knife is by comparison a lethargic, mediocre collection of songs. No where near a breezy and infectious as their previous offering. Perhaps its unfair to make so much comparison to their previous recorded but they set the benchmark high. As with most bands the sophomore record is an attempt to follow up on their debut and keep the momentum. But where as debuts are the result of years of unseen work follow ups are more of a contractual obligation.
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Another classic album from Roddy Frame. I have just started replacing all my old vinyl copies with CDs and this is just as good as I remembered it. From the single "High Land Hard Rain" to the beautiful "Knife" this album is a must.
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Years later it still sounds like a work of genius. What a shame you morphed into a David Classify-like schmoozer in later life!
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