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4.8 out of 5 stars
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Glory Boys
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on 1 July 2016
Great album,one of my favourites
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on 8 January 2015
Great album first one I bought in 1979 still got the original and still love plating it today
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on 29 March 2013
First effort for one of the best mod revival bands. Catchy hooks, good songs and strong lyrics. A winner. This is the time for action!
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on 2 March 2001
Secret Affair were one of the truly great bands of the late seventies and early eighties. And this first CD re-issue of their legendary 'Glory Boys' album breathes fresh life into the legend - the remastering giving the inspired collection a heightened sense of excitement and energy. Although only responsible for two monster hits (and several minor ones), the songs of Ian Page and Dave Cairns have stood the test of time, with the biggest of the hits found here in 'Time For Action'. Chris Hunt's impressive sleevenote too puts the band into the context of their period and details the history of the band in such a way as to entertain the expert and imform the novice. An excellent package that will bring the music of a great band to a wider audience.
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on 10 December 2000
Without Secret Affair and the album Glory Boys there would have been no Mod Revival as such in 1979.
The album is a dance album( with Power), filled with pop classics like "Time For Action", the call to arms Mod Anthem, and the muso "I'm Not Free But I'm Cheap". Ian Page sharp street wise Mod supplied Soulful vocals, Dave Cairns Guitar cuts through with Blues and Power, Dennis Smith supplies the Thumping Bass and Seb Shelton the the Rhythm on the Drums.
The added Dave Withrop on Sax made an Album of the year 1979, buy it while you still can
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on 2 November 2012
SECRET AFFAIR were one of the Golden Moments of the late 70's MOD REVIVAL scene, stemming from a disgruntled youth that were PUNK ROCK, but wanted more. Many of the Kids nurtured on the speed riffs with not too much talent, but with a hell of a lot to say soon searched for other ORANGE BOXES to use as tools to shout at the world. With bands like the JAM being the influence for this new angle,MERTON PARKA's, LAMBRETTA's and of course SECRET AFFAIR was this new breed of angry young kids. This time they had the talent and the looks to make them stand out from the crowds . . . SECRET AFFAIR had the Hooks, the Riffs and the Lyrics too. Stand out tracks for me TIME FOR ACTION and LET YOUR HEART DANCE, and good reason too, as these became top 50 charts sucesses for these suited renegades, in the late 70's. With 10 blinding slices, containing all the disgruntlement of PUNK with the genius of the KINKS and SMALL FACES , ''Glory Boys'' is worthy contender for any record collection . . . SECRET AFFAIR, are a Secret that everyone should knowabout . . .
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VINE VOICEon 16 September 2001
The best album from the legendary kings of the '79 mod revival. A fantastic album with an eclectic mix of tracks and not a bad one in sight. In some places angry post-punk and in others it's almost orchestral. Buy the CD and keep your original vinyl in tip top nick!
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on 14 January 2017
One of the classic albums of the time. The quality of the recording isn't as good as the original record, seems to be quite tinny but a little fettling can get a reasonable sound.
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