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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Digitally remastered and expanded deluxe two CD edition of the British Post-Punk band's 1980 live album includes a bonus disc containing additional live material. Play + features their 1980 Melbourne Festival Hall gig in i...  more »

      
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All Artists: Magazine
Title: Play
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI Gold Imports
Release Date: 12/2/2002
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Digitally remastered and expanded deluxe two CD edition of the British Post-Punk band's 1980 live album includes a bonus disc containing additional live material. Play + features their 1980 Melbourne Festival Hall gig in its entirety for the first time and a bonus disc of their 1979 Manchester Lesser Free Trade Hall show, which is all also previously unreleased. Howard Devoto formed Magazine after leaving Buzzcocks in 1977. Although their time together was brief, Magazine was to become one of the most important and pioneering English Post-Punk bands. Their songs have been covered by artists such as Radiohead and Morrissey - with the former acknowledging them as an important influence on their work. Virgin. 2009.

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High Energy Place to Start
Lincoln J Lounsbury | Chicago, IL United States | 05/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For a few years in the late 70s and early 80s Magazine recorded some of the most intelligent music of the punk/new wave era. PLAY captures live the best of their first three albums. If you normally shy away from live albums (because they're usually so lame), don't be afraid of this one. This is one of those live albums like Cheap Trick's Live at Budokan or Black Flag's Who's Got the 10 1/2? that shows off how great the band really was and stands as an excellent album in its own right. Magazine fans argue over which of the first three albums are the best (I prefer Secondhand Daylight) - but this classic live album is a great high energy place to start if you're just getting into Magazine. If you're already a fan and don't own this - buy it! And once you've maxed out on Magazine records don't forget Howard Devoto's later work with Luxuria."
This One Burns
roger g williams | Vienna, VA United States | 11/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an amazing live performance that somehow gets little respect. Perhaps because Robin Simon (ex-John Foxx era Ultravox!) has just replaced John McGeogh on guitar? I don't know, but this version of "The Light Pours Out of Me" is simply majestic - what a riff!Don't pass on this - it's truly indispensable."
YOU WANT THIS MAGAZINE CD!
Edwin A Johnson | Lincoln, Nebraska United States | 01/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Howard Devoto and company pound out the tunes on this one LIVE!
Excellent sound and quality for a live show.FYI...Magazine + Ultravox = Visage."