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Working With Fire & Steel
China Crisis
Working With Fire & Steel
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: China Crisis
Title: Working With Fire & Steel
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI Europe Generic
Release Date: 12/31/1991
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 077778669920, 4988006818026

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Euro-Pop/New Wave Perfection !
Armando M. Mesa | Chandler, AZ | 10/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Highly and richly melodic, hook laden, catchy synth riffs and drums and guitar is only a sample of ways to describe this 1983 release from China Crisis. Crisis never received much air play statewise on regular top 40; it reached more of a main staple or cult new wave group status for college stations or pre-alternative album stations. Make no mistake, vocals are very Euro sounding though lead singer sang in English. There are slight resemblances to early Depeche Mode, Heaven 17, Oingo Boingo, Wang Chung yet China Crisis still had their own distinct sound or quality (more warmth than pizzaz).More dance oriented material for the early club goers of the 80's(but certainly no disco music). Track like When the Piper Calls is reminiscent Depeche Mode while the song Hanna Hanna has a Wang Chung feel before Wang Chung made it big ! There are a few tracks such as Here Comes A Raincloud with it's slow tempo and melancholy drum programmed-synth sound that can still convey a haunting-somber atmosphere with a violin sounding backdrop.Another treasure of a track is the smooth flowing Wishful Thinking with it's mid-tempo feel, calming vocals and wailing background sax work and acoustic/electric guitar ! This is a must have for any music collecting afficionados with an eclectic taste and a streak of nostalgia in them !...After 20 years one of the very few and best pop albums that has aged well..."
An 80's Dream
Sean Ee | Illinois, USA | 12/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Winters here in a snow white haze, fires burning brightly in the night" ooooooh the hair at the nape of my neck stands-the album is awesome and creates an ambience like no other. Original-and unlike today's music the songs here are subtle with the power to move."
Superior 80's pop record | Boston | 06/25/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of my most listened-to records of all time. Every song is amazing; often utilizing trumpets, flutes, and oboes (to beautiful emotional effects). This record received no airplay (even in the 80's), I couldn't find it on CD until now."