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Orchestrated power-pop bubblegum for the 21st century!
on 14 March 2005
The whole package - sleeve, music, production, Steve Rinaldi's slim black tie, white shirt, silver-grey mohair suit and tasselled loafer combination - simply insists that here's a performer with style. Every tune is a homage to late-60's Brit lounge and soul music (think Scott Walker, Tony Hatch, Foundations, etc.). Rinaldi's lush music and honed sense of immaculate presentation is clearly a suited-and-booted reaction to the slovenly dress and demeanour of the post-Strokes generation; very much music for 'chaps' to watch girls by. Also, with Paul Bevoir (The Jetset) arranging, Ed Ball (The Times) directing the promotional videos, and Rinaldi himself (one-time member, of course, of The Moment), this is a post-80's Mod extravaganza updated in that retro kind of way. Pour yourself a cocktail, slip into that cardigan and cravat, stick it on your Dansette, crank up the volume, and get ready to "blow those bleedin' doors off!!!"