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  • Audio CD (24 Feb. 2017)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: InKind Music
  • ASIN: B01MQMMR2A
  • Other Editions: Vinyl |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 119,865 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. You're Corrupt
  2. Trees
  3. Moonbeam
  4. Something's Going On
  5. Dark Cloud
  6. Sweet Revenge
  7. I Feel Small
  8. Come Out of Your Hole
  9. Flood of Light
  10. It Don't Seem Right

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The first album in 30 years from UK post-punk and new wave pioneers, Modern English.

Bands are like families, bound by something deeper than friendship – and liable to implode just as irrevocably. Yet that familial bond can equally draw you back, and so it is that four-fifths of the original Modern English have recorded their first album together in 30 years. Take Me To The Trees not only reconnects the band to their roots, in the fervent and fecund world of late 1970s/early 1980s post-punk Britain, but they have co-produced it with Martyn Young of Colourbox and M/A/R/R/S fame, whose last production job was 1986. Moreover, the album's beautiful cover is by venerated art director Vaughan Oliver, whose very first sleeve design was Modern English's 'Gathering Dust' single in 1980.

The band's fired-up vitality is palpable in the album's pulsating opener 'You're Corrupt', laced with Grey's rant against corporate greed, "and the throwaway nature of modern culture. It's a time when even the truth is watered down." 'Sweet Revenge' and 'Flood Of Light' equally have the "edgy style" that Grey hears on Mesh And Lace, "and lyrically cut up, and strange." Some words, like 'Don't Seem Right', were written in Suffolk, "so they're gloomier," while others were penned in Thailand, like "Moonbeam", "under starry skies and a full moon." The album title (a line from the song 'Trees') was also inspired by nature, "and to us getting lost along the way."

The band have also found room for a new, spectral mood in the ballads 'It Don't Seem Right' ("a love song of people forced apart") and 'Come Out Of Your Hole' (which started life as a sexual image "before evolving into something else altogether" says Grey). As the album finally took shape, the band took time away to tour, such as one incredible arena show in the Philippines, "where we were driven around in a cavalcade!" Grey says. "That was amazing." The band also toured America again in the summer of 2016, playing their classic album Mesh And Lace in its entirety, as the album was reissued by the US indie Drastic Plastic, whilst the band's break through hit 'I Melt With You' was featured on Netflix's break-out sci-fi-horror series Stranger Things. The family that is Modern English look like sticking together a while longer.

For fans of: Wire, This Mortal Coil, Joy Division, The Wolfgang Press, The Psychedelic Furs.


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Charlie Quaker
5.0 out of 5 starsmore authentic passion and a darker execution than I expected
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5.0 out of 5 stars40 years they Meshed & Morphed into who they are now! Looking forward to their next album. See Them Live! Beautiful Art Cover!
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