An Impressive Debut
S. E. Shepherd | Chicago, IL United States | 12/03/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Silencers are a great, yet relatively unknown pop/rock band from Scotland. Their debut album, "A Letter From St. Paul" made a bit of a splash, with the minor hits "Painted Moon" and "I See Red," but for some reason they never caught on. Their sound is similar to their Scottish peers of the time, such as the Simple Minds and Big Country, though they don't necessarily sound like either one. The Silencers have subdued yet driving sound that sticks with you once you've heard it.
Other standout songs are "God's Gift" and the title track, a trippy "instrumental" with an American girl (from St. Paul?) reading a "letter." The whole album is an excellent example of late 80's pop/rock. This is a really good overlooked gem. It's a shame the CD is out of print."
An overlooked 80's Classic
Toscano Barga | Southern California | 05/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Buy this now ! Every song is great, a truly great 80's classic album, unfortunately they never really capitalized on their embry of success with Painted moon, not sure whose fault that is but it's unfortunate. Better late than never, buy it now !