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Okay but not a classic,
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This review is from: Blanc Burn (Audio CD)
I was a fan of Blacmange back in their 80s heyday and particularly loved their first two albums.I bought the remasters a few years ago with all the extras and really enjoyed 'rediscovering' just how good much of their early material was.Once I'd heard that a new album was due more than twenty five years since their last I just had to buy it.
Well after a first listen what did I think? Okay springs to mind but that's about it. I always thought Blancmage's best tracks were the more upbeat and rhythmic ones. When I'd read that old cohort Pandit Dinesh was on board too all looked promising.I just don't think they play to their strengths enough on this album.There are some okay tracks such as The Western, I'm Having A Coffee and Don't Let These Days. However if I was looking for a single from the album I would be struggling. There's certainly nothing of the standard of Feel Me,Living On The Ceiling,Blind Vision or Don't Tell Me. I'm glad to see that Neil's humour still shines through though.
I don't want to put people off buying this album. It's good to see the likes of Blancmange recording new material and we should support them. Perhaps the album will grow on me the more I hear it.Let's hope this is the first of many new releases from Neil and Stephen.