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Del Amitri
Del Amitri
Del Amitri
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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2003 remastered reissue of the Glaswegian adult alternative act's 1985 debut album. Includes 4 bonus tracks 'The King Is Poor', 'The Difference Is', 'Lines Running North' & 'Brown Eyed Girl'. Superfecta.

      
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All Artists: Del Amitri
Title: Del Amitri
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Superfecta
Release Date: 6/3/2003
Album Type: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Adult Alternative, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 825597000222

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2003 remastered reissue of the Glaswegian adult alternative act's 1985 debut album. Includes 4 bonus tracks 'The King Is Poor', 'The Difference Is', 'Lines Running North' & 'Brown Eyed Girl'. Superfecta.
 

CD Reviews

1985 like it was yesterday
John Stephenson | Detroit, MI USA | 12/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Truly, truly: one of the greatest albums of that era. I was the only person that I knew of who bought and listened to it, and the music literally was so deeply impressed upon my mind that I walked around for weeks while these songs played autonomously in my head. At the time, this music reminded me of "Gregory's Girl", a film by Scottish director Bill Forsyth. Justin Currie, who was all of but 16-18 years old when he wrote the lyrics, was, in his early years, a clever wordsmith but went on to write some of the most endearing "love-gained" and "love-lost" songs in my conspectus of the past 50 years of pop music. His lines have true literary merit... And you can dance to them!"
FINALLY someone else gets it!!
Ed Goodman | 08/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been waiting (nearly) 20 years for someone to figure out that this is one of the most under-rated brilliant albums ever released. While Del Amitri went on to great fame during their A&M career - nothing they ever did came close to matching the sheer pop brilliance of their self-titled debut album. Sadly fans of the band tend to distance themselves from this album because it's not nearly as AOR friendly as their subsequent hits - but what's a crying shame is that fans of Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe and Aztec Camera and The Smiths and The Church and The Sound and The Railway Children and Orange Juice haven't embraced this album. And god bless Superfecta for including the equally as brilliant b-sides (okay, let's be honest, it's a ... cover of "Brown Eyed Girl" but at least it's tongue-in-cheek). Do yourself a favor if you're a fan of early '80s pop music (before the words "new wave" and "alternative" came around and LONG before the words "pop music" became curse words) - and buy this album!!"
I have to agree
Trisha Potter | CT south shore | 06/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"if true art is something that communicates to its audience, then this is true art. a permanent top 10 lister, a desert island pick ... if you only remember one thing from your surfing session tonight, remember this: all the best musicians come from scotland."