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Covers the early material pretty well
on 2 February 2016
Essentially the brainchild of Scottish singer-songwriter Roddy Frame, Aztec Camera produced a series of cultured pop albums during the 1980s and 1990s. The emphasis on this compilation album is on the earlier material; highly-acclaimed debut 'High Land, Hard Rain (1983) yields several supremely catchy songs such as 'Oblivious' and 'Walk Out To Winter' whilst 'Love' (1987) includes the likes of 'Somewhere In My Heart', 'Working In A Goldmine' and the lovely 'How Men Are'. Aficionados of Aztec will be somewhat disappointed at how well the 1990s are served here but the pacey 'Good Morning Britain' (a collaboration with Mick Jones from The Clash) and the stylish 'Spanish Horses' provide good examples of mid-career Aztec output. As other reviewers have suggested, the band's debut album is the best place to re-connect with one of Britain's most interesting and influential bands of their era.