Great but too expensive
R. Bruynesteyn | Horn Netherlands | 01/17/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this in the Netherlands in 1988 for about half the price. The title track was a big hit in the Netherlands in 1979 and I bought the lp back then.Obviously, you should go for the twofer one as it is a much better deal. I am not that familiar with Streets of Fire, but based on the Wild Places alone, it is a good buy.The husky voice and nice acoustic twelve string guitar have been mentioned elsewhere. Apart from that, praise should be given to John Giblin, an amazing bass player who played with (Phil Colins' hobby jazz rock project) Brand X, and later enjoyed fame with Simple Minds. The bass is used as an instrument rather than part of the rhythm section.Epic melodies, beautifully executed, somewhere between symphonic music and prog music. The silly cover belies its content."
One of a kind
Jeffrey J. Lyons | 09/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought Streets of Fire back in the late seventies, when you couldn't pre-listen much; I just liked that cool dagger earring. I must have played it at least 200 times since, probably more, and i bet if i put it on right now it would still reveal nuances I'd never noticed. so spacious, so beautifully woven, natural, uncontrived, no wonder he never really made it that big. last night I dreamt about him. he was the real thing. sigh..."
Before the "New Romantic".
Richard Martin | East Providence,Rhode Island | 02/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Having purchased these two albums back in the late seventies I was surprised to see them on disc. I was a huge Metro fan from 1977. Duncan Browne was an overlooked pioneer of cool stories of love and loss much like Bryan Ferry. The musicianship on these tracks is excellent , with standout performances by bassist John Glblin, who went on to successful gigs with Simple Minds and Brand X. If you like your music dressed to the nines and your songs soundtracks of the elusive girl that got away, Duncan Browne is your man."