Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock
CD debut of the U.K. power pop trio's 1980 album, digitally remastered from the original master tapes. Features the hit 'Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime' and all nine of the other tunes that first appeared on the record.... more »
CD debut of the U.K. power pop trio's 1980 album, digitally remastered from the original master tapes. Features the hit 'Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime' and all nine of the other tunes that first appeared on the record. Also features the original cover art. 1999 release.
Fabulous 80s pop.
startide | Lismore Heights, N.S.W. Australia | 10/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Korgis were way ahead of their time. Their music is synth flavoured and their lyrics witty and inspired, and it still sounds fabulous in the year 2000. It's like speed new romantic!!! If you love Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime, Dumb Waiters should not disappoint. The one big MASSIVE let down however, is that the version of said song that you will be familiar with is NOT on here and has been replaced with a different version (I also note that this is NOT the version on my LP copy and can hardly be considered an "original" recording). That aside this is brilliant pop music and comes highly recommended."
A NICE 80'S SYNTH POP TREAT
Bill Appel | Virginia USA | 03/14/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Towards the end of 1980, I was in my car and on the radio came one of the most gorgeous songs I have ever heard. The pleasant, charming "Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime" with its simple, heartfelt lyrics combined with an orchestra of efficiently programmed synthesisers, a cool,insistent guitar presence and a tear-jerking violin solo moved me to immediately purchase "Dumb Waiters" within an hour. The album contains well crafted, gentle, sometimes quirky, synth based pop tunes. Other than the classic "Everybody's.....", other standout favorites include another ballad, the beautiful, romantic "If It's Alright With You Baby", the smooth "It's No Good Unless You Love Me" and cleverly arranged "Drawn & Quartered". The album really never hit it commerically especially here in the U.S. as the band probably suffered from not marketing its image effectively in comparison to the vast number of other rivaling pop contemporaries at the time. None the less, it is never too late to discover and appreciate a fine treat like this album, nicely remastered on CD.(The one ? that I have yet to find the answer to, is why the CD version of "Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime" has an alternate verse compared to the original album version? Still sounds great though!)"