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(5 out of 5 stars)
"The new remastered import is fantastic with soem great extra tracks. Amazon is not listing it yet, but will be soon I think. The VH1 reunion has sparked new interest in the band, often ignored here because they were falsely claimed to sound too much like U@. They don't and they were often much better - they don't have the excessive egos of bono and edge.
Get the remastered version of this with 22 tracks. All 78 minutes are great."
The Alarm's Best Album
Tim Brough | Springfield, PA United States | 09/29/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"These poor blokes never caught a break. They were "The Acoustic Clash." They were a "Poor Man's U2." They were everything but stars. It's too bad, because all their albums have glorious moments, and live, they were anthemic. I saw them in NYC in the late 80's and Neil Young joined them on stage to jam on "Rocking In The Free World." When they played live, they played up a storm. The Alarm just never quite got it together on record.Except this one. Ten songs, and though the lyrics never rise as far as they could, they never descend to anything as bad as their final album, "Raw." I can still put on "Rain In the Summertime" and ride a blissful wave of many seasons at the beach. "Rescue Me" is the kind of plea for love's deliverance that anyone can relate to. This is the only Alarm album other than "Standards" to have remained in my collection after many years, and I highly recommend "Eye Of The Hurricane" to lovers of anthemish 80's rock."