Terry Hall's reunion with The Specials may have hogged the limelight for the last year or two, but — argues Wyndham Wallace — the debut album from his short-lived project The Colourfield is equally worth revisiting. Pop music is full of auditory trompe l'oeils, the rush of hearing something for the first time that in reality is perhaps not as breathtaking as it initially seems. Returning to records years after their release can sometimes reveal the weaknesses that we'd failed to notice at the time.
Two singles, The Colour Field and Take, failed to make much of an impression, but early inthey came close to breaking into the Top 10 with the lovely Thinking of You. Although a Terry Hall fan by the way, he turned 50 a fortnight agoit was this OGWT appearance that prompted me to rush out and buy the album on the day of its release. Another minor gem with added castanets!
Digitally remastered and expanded edition. Following the success of 'Thinking of You' the band released this, their debut album, to critical acclaim from the music press. It has since become a collectable and cherished album amongst fans.
Enveloping, timeless sound. Beautiful arrangements, harmonies, strings, intelligently written lyrics all result in a not to be missed vinyl release. It's been my favourite album sincesaw them play live at Leeds Uni.
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Virgins and Philistines is the debut album by British new wave band The Colourfield. Virgins and Philistines failed to gain a large audience due to difficulty in marketing an album with such a diverse sound—it mixes s and early s pop music with more acoustic based melodies and string arrangements. The album is often regarded as the direct musical predecessor to the later work of The Lightning Seeds in the s, with whom singer Terry Hall would later collaborate in a songwriting role whilst providing occasional vocals.
I don't consider a place like Florence to be a once-only in a lifetime destination, so I'm happy to ease myself in to the experience. Galleries and museums are less of a pleasure to me than atmosphere and architecture; and jostling with crowds to look at paintings because they have awed antiquated art historians is for me more humiliating for my ignorance than edifying. Perhaps I a philistine, but we are deserving of compassion too so what would you, cognoscenti of the cinquecento, recommend for the likes of me?
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Who were they and was this album actually worth anything? Verdict below. For those who follow this blog on a regular basis, you may be familiar with the name of Viv Albertineas I did a review of her awesome autobiography a few years ago. So what does it sound like and is this record as good as it is supposed to be?