Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Digitally remastered and expanded two CD edition of the veteran British Punk/New Wave rockers' 1985 album including a bonus CD that contains additional bonus tracks including mixes, b-sides, live recordings and radio sessi... more »
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Digitally remastered and expanded two CD edition of the veteran British Punk/New Wave rockers' 1985 album including a bonus CD that contains additional bonus tracks including mixes, b-sides, live recordings and radio sessions. Their first album to be recorded after the departure of Captain Sensible, Phantasmagoria was recorded at Eel Pie Studios between March and June 1985. It reached #11 in the UK charts, and was the band's highest charting album ever. The Damned centered the entire album around David Vanian's deep voice, giving much of the album a gothic feeling. The vibe of The Damned's 18-minute gothic opera "Curtain Call" from The Black Album resounds throughout Phantasmagoria. 27 tracks. Universal.
J. Onorato | Hobart, IN USA | 03/31/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I can't believe it has taken so long for this album to finally make it to downloads. I've looked all over the place for a copy of the CD - it seems non-existent. I always thought it kind of groundbreaking. It was like The Damned had finally learned how to write music. It was a very trendy album at the time of it's release. Heck, Ferris Bueller had a Phantasmagoria poster on his wall in his movie! Considering it's role in pop culture - I mean, Dave Vanian DID kinda help bring the whole Goth thing to the masses- it never made sense why the album would be so impossible to find. But now, finally, it's here. Yeah, it sounds dated, but I've been dying to hear 'The Shadow of Love', 'Is it a Dream' and 'Edward the Bear' in their original forms. That remix / B-side cd from a while ago was just dreadful.
This is The Damned at their most 'pop.' If you're a fan of mid-80's music, you'll probably like Phantasmagoria and also, their follow-up album, 'Anything.'"