What does it sound like?:
The final release in the Cherry Red reissue series of the Be Bop Deluxe studio albums, this is the band’s fifth and last album. Available as a 4cd, 2dvd box set or a more pocket friendly 2cd set. Both sets contain the original stereo mix, a new stereo mix and contemporary bonus tracks. The box set contains a cd of Bill Nelson’s demos for the album, another containing BBC performances, a Peel session and an In Concert performance from Jan 1978, and a dvd with a BBC Sight and Sound In Concert set (all these performances were previously released on the 2013 Be Bop Deluxe at the BBC 1974-1978 set), and a film by Bill Nelson of the band at the album sessions in France, which is readily available on YouTube. The second DVD features a 5.1 surround mix of the album and the bonus single and EP tracks.
What does it all *mean*?
After the band’s previous album, Modern Music, Bill Nelson was feeling restless, wanting to move on from the ‘guitar hero’ tag and open the sound out a little more. He decided to split the band, but of course the band’s » Continue Reading.