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Colourbox
Colourbox
Colourbox
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop
 
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Mid-price U.K. 4AD reissue of their 1983 debut EP. Eight tracks: 'The Official Colourbox World Cup Theme 12'', 'Baby I Love You So 12'' (featuring Lorita Grahame), 'Looks Like We're Shy One Horse Shoot Out', 'Shotgun', 'Ke...  more »

      
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All Artists: Colourbox
Title: Colourbox
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: 4ad Records UK
Release Date: 10/29/2002
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop
Style: Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 652637050820

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Mid-price U.K. 4AD reissue of their 1983 debut EP. Eight tracks: 'The Official Colourbox World Cup Theme 12'', 'Baby I Love You So 12'' (featuring Lorita Grahame), 'Looks Like We're Shy One Horse Shoot Out', 'Shotgun', 'KeepOn Pushing', 'Nation', 'Justice' and 'Breakdown 12''.

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CD Reviews

Ahead of its time
Rex Dillon | Las Vegas, USA | 01/20/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"When one listens to trance, trip hop, or other Rave genre music, of today it is evident that Colorbox was simply way ahead of their time. This is a fun CD, and had a ton of great dubs from diverse sources (from Disney's Pinocchio's 'Honest John': "If we play our cards right we'll be on easy street" to spagetti westerns "looks like we're shy one horse." The guest female vocals add great flavor. Even after all these years, its easy to enjoy."
A brilliant slice of 80s' English indie music
Kyle Garrett | Chicago,ILL | 08/18/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The thing that made Colourbox(aka the Brothers Young) so brilliant was the fact that they were making music that was not only quirky but danceable. Being on a label that also had the Cocteau Twins,Dead can Dance and the Wolfgang Press, one is almost forced to stand out..
Better than Yello. Better than They Might Be Giants,Colourbox made sampling fun and music,in general,groovy. My first introduction to them was at a now long forgotten nightclub here in Chicago called Medusa's where the DJ played "Manic" every chance he/she could back in '85-86,with the crowd going completely .... Listening to it now may connote a bit of cheesy 80's synth-nostalgia,but at the end of the day,tracks like "Just give him Whiskey","Say You" Arena",Sex Gun" and the aforementioned "Manic" let you remember that not all good synth-pop tunes came from Depeche Mode,Bronski Beat or Scriitti Politti.. These guys (along with Lorita Grahame's vocals) were using guitars WAY before Depeche ever decided to infuse it into thier repoitoire. Long story short: if you can find the vinyl/CD of this LP that has "Manic II" on it as well as "Sex Gun" you're in for quite a treat...."
Colourbox, finally!
L. F. Velez | 10/17/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"When I was taking classes in London (1985), one of the albums being listened to in the dorms was this one -- the torch track "The Moon is Blue" was the theme music for many a fling and failed romance among the first year students at Westfield College. Back in the states, I periodically tried to find it on CD, usually missing my chance when it did appear on rare listings. Now it's back and I'm grabbing it! Who says "you can't find your blue moon.." again? -- RhB"