Friday, 2 April 2010

Diamond!

















Recently re-issued with a bonus disc of b sides and BBC concert recordings, this the second album showed Spandau Ballet exploring Jazz-Funk territory with Chant No1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On), Instinction and Paint Me Down for a uptempo clud lp side (tracks 1 through 4). What was the second lp side showed them on tracks like Pharoah looking at less immediate more 'ethnic' based territory.

Like ABC's Beauty Stab, this seemed be a case of an album issued at a tangent to where than fans were at but in hindsight it reminds of of the talent and artistic vision they had.
It's nice to be able to say a re-mastered cd does sound really good and on this disc it is.
Word to the wise: Don't buy the 2010 remaster of Journeys To Glory re-mastered by Andy Walters as it's sounds awful.

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