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Walk Across Rooftops
Blue Nile
Walk Across Rooftops
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Available again at a lower price. Deleted in the U.S., the Glaswegian trio's acclaimed 1984 debut album. Contains seven tracks, including 'Tinseltown In The Rain' and 'Stay'. Standard jewel case.

      
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All Artists: Blue Nile
Title: Walk Across Rooftops
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: A&M
Release Date: 1/4/1993
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Adult Contemporary
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075021508729

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Available again at a lower price. Deleted in the U.S., the Glaswegian trio's acclaimed 1984 debut album. Contains seven tracks, including 'Tinseltown In The Rain' and 'Stay'. Standard jewel case.

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An old friend
Stuart | 12/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In 1989, whilst attending university in Glasgow, it was impossible to escape 'Tinseltown in the Rain' in student bars and clubs. A paradoxically upbeat but also melancholy song it hinted at a complexity which invited me to further investigate the Blue Nile's music.

I accepted this invitation and found 'A Walk Across the Rooftops', 'Heatwave' and 'Automobile Noise' all wonderfully sensitive, evocative and introspective songs. However, it is the 'Easter Parade' which still delivers an emotional punch like no other song I have ever heard before or since.

As an 18 year old I listened to this song and recognised the twilight sound of The Blue Nile's home city. The electronic "whoosh" on the chorus evokes the sound of distant traffic on the motorway as heard from the city's center. It suggests that, even in the midst of solitude in its lonely heart, life goes on elsewhere.

14 years later, on the evening of the day when my daughter was born, I listened to same song and found the feeling of time and space which it creates as strong as when I first heard it in my teens.

A beautiful album and the most beautiful song."
THE best debut album bar none.....
Mark B | San Jose, CA, USA | 06/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A Walk Across the Rooftops....on graduation day....

1983. Still timeless, beautiful, melancholy. IMHO the best debut album of all time. Still sounds incredible. A must have for any serious appreciator of pure emotional songwriting.... The follow up HATS is also a must have. The 3rd album Peace at Last (1996) has some gems (Family Life, Happiness), and their fourth album, High, is in my view their weakest to date BUT... having said that, the bar was raised IMPOSSIBLY high with the first two albums.....

Overall.... essential music for any collection. A welcome cup of coffee on a rainy afternoon....."
One of the best songs ever heard
Ilovemusic | Spain | 01/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"TINSELTOWN IN THE RAIN is for me one of my best 10 songs ever if not the first. Abosolutely a work of art. Moving and gorgeous. The rest of the album is one of my favorites by far. Together with HATS, both are those records I would take to a dessert island.
cheers"