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4.0 out of 5 stars A great listen..., 1 Nov. 2010
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This review is from: Big Thing (Audio CD)
Again, the band took their sound in a radically different direction with this album. Many fans of the band's 'traditional' sound (think classics like Rio, Hungry Like The Wolf or A View To A Kill) didn't really take to the album, and I remember it receiving very mixed reviews, some very unfair, when it was released in 1988. The album came out when House music was all the rage, and fitted in perfectly with the times. Listening to it now, songs like I Don't Want Your Love, All She Wants Is, Too Late Marlene, Drug and the haunting Do You Believe In Shame? still sound remarkably fresh and even hip. This is actually the third time I have bought this album. I first owned it on cassette in 1988, then CD in 1993 and I certainly couldn't resist this latest incarnation, especially as the bonus discs contain some rarities, including a live show from their 'Big Tour Thing' series of concerts following the album's release. Highly recommended if you like this band.
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Initial post: 23 Nov 2010, 01:37:02 GMT
I love this album too, and the songs you mentioned are my favourites too, especially All She Wants Is, excellent track, I think it sounds as fresh now as it did then, but it was the concert I bought the package for really, I remember seeing this show at the London Arena in the Docklands (This is filmed in Italy) and have always wanted to see it again to bring back memories and it certainly did, I can feel myself swaying to Palomino/Too Late Marlene and being wrapped in the pink glow...ah rose tinted memories... Great concert, the finale and the Edge of America, I wonder why that was never a single, excellent! Other items of note that I didn't have was the 12" Mix of Big Thing, so very pleased!
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