on 10 August 2013
After watching their amazing Eurovision win in 1981 with the Dress-Rip routine of Making Your Mind Up. I became a fan of Bucks Fizz and started to build up a collection of vinyl singles and albums.
Eventually, the vinyl got worn out and never replaced.
Recently, I have heard the odd Bucks Fizz song being played on BBC Radio 2 and brought back fond memories of the 80's, that I decided to buy this "Up To Now, 30th Anniversary" double CD.
I bought this version of the album instead of the 2 CD Singles album, as CD 2 contains 11 Extended remixes.
When the CD arrived this week. It immediately got played, ripped to iPhone and iPad.
It was so great to hear the songs/voices again of Bobby, Mike, Cheryl, Jay and Shelley and being on CD, so crisp and clear compared to the old vinyl.
I love all the songs on the album but if I was asked to choose my favorites, they would have to be: My Camera Never Lies, Piece of the Action, London Town, Making Your Mind Up and the wonderful accapella (I call it) of Now Those Days Are Gone.
CD 2 is simply awesome and as stated above, has 11 Extended Remixes of the most popular songs, in which if you've never heard, you'll truely love and enjoy.
The only one negative about this album is the lack of booklet, it's more of credits list. However, if you know the songs well enough, you don't need the words writtten out for you.
Fantastic Album and a "Must Buy" for all Bucks Fizz/Bucks Fizz OBF fans.
on 7 May 2011
Another great release for the Fizz. A nice collection of hits, but best of all some new mixes - highlights being the 2011 Making your Mind up which is fun and frothy. The second Cd is fantastic with some wonderful extended mixes which were hard to get hold of until recently, and a few brand new Eighties style mixes thrown in - Talking in your Sleep and Piece of the Action are in particular, very very good. An often overlooked talented harmony group which are remembered for their more frivolous outings, but mid to later work is suprising both in volume and quality - I Hear Talk and Writing on the Wall are exemplary examples of perfect songs, vocals and eighties production never rivalled, so thank you Nicola Martin, Andy Hill, Bobby, Cheryl, Shelley, Mike and Jay for an impressive and sharp legacy of perfect pop with buckets of integrity. All we need now is a double album of unmixed / acoustic style mixes of all the hits which shows the vocals to the fore. HINT HINT Mr Murphy and co. Excellent stuff.