on 20 October 2000
Released for the first time on CD after 18 years!!! This album is classic 80s pop at it's best. Released when Bucks Fizz reached their peak, it contains 2 no.1s - "The Land of Make Believe" & "My Camera Never Lies" - and a top ten hit ("Now Those Days Are Gone"). Also included was the 1981 Yamaha Song Contest winner "Another Night". The rest of the original album is present and sounding better than ever thanks to the new CD quality. There are also 5 bonus tracks, none of which have ever appeared on CD before. There are two B-sides ("What Am I Gonna Do?" & "Now Your Gone"), an extended version of "When We Were Young" (Top 10 in 1983), the never before released 12" mix of "Rules of the Game" (another 1983 single), and the never before released "What's Love Got To Do With It", which was supposed to be a 1984 single but Tina Turner beat them to it later the same year. What else do you need to know? This is a very talented, professional and underated band at their best. If you like the Fizz, you'll love this, and any Steps fans out there will like it too! Buy it now!
on 22 July 2009
This is Bucks Fizz's second and most commercially successful album and it really is a treassure trove of songs. Not only do you get three brilliant singles with "The Land Of Make Belive","My Camera Never Lies" and "Now Those Days Are Gone" but the equally fantastic "One Way Love","Another Night","Love Dies Hard",20th Century Hero","Easy Love","Are You Ready" and "Breaking And Entering"(a taste of the way things were going) could all have been successful singles.The fact that "What Am I gonna Do" is here as a bonus track sold this instantly to me as it's always been a favourite and was only ever released as a b-side. There are a couple of live tracks and rareties included for the hardcore "Fizzers" as well as the fantastic 12" version of "My Camera Never Lies" so, if you only buy this Bucks Fizz CD you won't be disapointed.
This was the second album from Bucks Fizz - their follow-up to the fabulous debut a year earlier, that would turn out to be their biggest seller, and the only one that would make the top 10 Albums Chart. It contains two number one singles and another Top Ten hit. This was clearly a more 'adventurous' album than their first, with 'elaborate' tracks such as: 'Easy Love' and 'Twentieth Century Hero'. However, my personal favourite was the masterpiece 'Breaking And Entering' which opened the second side of the original album. This had an outstanding intro. and a fabulous arrangement! Some other catchy numbers on this too, with: 'Another Night' and 'One Way Love' - to highlight but two.
This was definitely the peak of Bucks Fizz's career - being the second of a hat-trick of great selling studio albums.
on 17 October 2000
It was about time that BMG released the original Bucks Fizz albums on CD! I was getting tired of so many compilations. Instead, this release includes the whole "Are You Ready" LP, including two #1 hits,and 5 bonus: rare B-side tracks, unreleased remixes and a never-before-released track! So it was worth the waiting. But, please, BMG, don't let this release be a lonely one and bring the other albums back!
on 17 October 2000
Great! , for first time in CD the second album of "Bucks Fizz", includes the wonderful ballad "Know Those Days Are Gone" and the No 1 hits "Land Of Make Believe" & "My Camera Never Lies", but that its not all, also feature 5 bonus extra-tracks!like "When we were young(extended)" & "What Am I Gonna Do".Fabulous CD! .
on 15 October 2000
At last! A reissue of one of the greatest albums in pop! This, Bucks Fizzs 2nd album, has you tapping, and crying at the same time, Filled with ballads and hiNRG tunes that you just never want to stop. BMG, where are the others?