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Our Love will last forever until the day it dies,
This review is from: The Moon Looked Down and Laughed (Audio CD)
The second and last album proper recorded during the summer of 1984 has also a brand new design (although in this case it is the `original' album cover which was scrapped after Guggi left the band). The Moon was a move toward a more commercial sounding album with Soft Cell's David Ball producing. This version goes back to some of Floods original mixes with a new running order to boot. At the time of recording the band went through a few changes also with Guggi and Dik departing shortly into the recording and Mary playing guitar and Pod coming in on drums. Guests on this album include Gini Ball & Foetus. Tracks included, not on original album are `True life story' (Unreleased),`Just a lovesong' (a track recorded in Dublin by Dave-id in April '83) & `Day of ages' (superb B-Side to "Don't look back") interestingly not merely added at the end but mixed right into the album.
The indie hit single from the album, is present in all its (8 minutes plus) glory and referred to in its proper title "Our love will last forever until the day it dies". The second single, originally known as "Don't look back" is here under it's new title of "The Tortured Heart" & "Deadly Sins" is totally different to the original!
The sound on this album is obviously totally different to pretty much anything else as Strongman's' bass playing has a more structured feel and Mary on guitar was obviously a good move judging by these songs lush with strings. Dave-id makes his poignant appearance with the `Uncle Arthur's lonely world'. Again, the work of genius or of a mad bastard that is let loose in a recording studio. Touring throughout Europe had introduced many new styles to the band, which they soaked up in buckets.
This is the most altered album of their back catalogue; the band obviously had a field day with this one. The fans will be out in droves to pick this beauty