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Thirty Thousand Feet Over China
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock
2008 digitally remastered and expanded edition of their sophomore album featuring five bonus tracks: single versions of 'I Radiate', 'Some Fun', 'War Song' and 'Don't Talk To Me (I'm Shy)' plus a live version of 'The Squar... more »
2008 digitally remastered and expanded edition of their sophomore album featuring five bonus tracks: single versions of 'I Radiate', 'Some Fun', 'War Song' and 'Don't Talk To Me (I'm Shy)' plus a live version of 'The Square'. The Passions were one of the most critically respected Pop groups of the '80s, best known for their huge hit single 'I'm In Love With A German Film Star', among the most distinctive, atmospheric records of the era. Label mates with the likes of The Cure and Associates, the group's original studio albums have never before been re-released. This is the band's most commercially successful album, originally released on Polydor Records in 1981.The package has been assembled with completely unpublished photographs from the band's own archive, alongside the memories of all four original members, and a breakdown of the rationale and recording of each and every track. Cherry Red.
Much needed remastered reissue of early 80s alternative band
Daniel W. Kelly | Long Island, NY United States | 08/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"So yeah, "I'm in love with a German Film Star" was really their only song that got much attention on alternative radio, but thanks to labels like Cherry Red, many of these early 80s 'new wave'/'post-punk' bands are having their full catalog of music preserved on CD. This is alternative art rock with female vocal, part b-52s, part Pretenders, part Bow Wow Wow, but never very commercial or pop. Bonus tracks, not currently listed on amazon's track listing are:
11. I Radiate
12. Some Fun
13. War Song
14. Don't Talk To Me (I'm Shy)
15. The Square (live version)
Now let's cross our fingers that Cherry Red will make the follow-up LP, "Sanctuary", available on CD, with bonus tracks such as the 12" mix of the song "Sanctuary", because my vinyl 12" single is sounding pretty worn right about now."