Thursday, 11 October 2012
Incidentally, I just realised that all of this is only true of the cd version I'm currently listening to. The vinyl original would be the 1983 re-issue from Venice in Peril Records, which missed out the frankly rubbish 'The Wreck of The Fairchild', resequences several tracks and includes the by-then hit single, 'She Blinded me with Science'. Looking at the track listing for that album, with the stand-out tracks 'Radio Silence', 'Airwaves' and 'Weioghtless' on side one and the equally good 'One of our Submarines is missing' and, especially, 'Clouburst at Shingle Street' split over two sides, I think I prefered that sequence to this. That's one of the drawbacks of cds - of excessive storage devices in geenral, actually. The original LP ended with the apparent positivity of 'Shingle Street' ('Come out of your shell/and look at the sea') mutating unexpectedly into something else entirely ('now there's only you') whereas the cd trails off in live tracks and b-sides, filling space that doesn't need filled.
Dolby with Bowie doing 'heroes' at Live Aid (it's nothing to do with this album but makes me so happy)
Posted by Stuart Douglas at 07:33