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Deceptive Bends Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Import


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Digitally remastered 1997 reissue of their top 40 1977 albumwith three bonus tracks: 'Hot To Trot', 'Don't Squeeze MeLike Toothpaste' & 'I'm So Laid Back, I'm Laid Out'. 12tracks total, also featuring the top five smash 'The ThingsWe Do For Love', the top 40 hit 'People In Love' and theclassic 'Good Morning Judge'. A Mercury Records release.

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  • Audio CD (July 21, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Import
  • Label: Mercury
  • ASIN: B000006U4K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,609 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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A great musical joke!!!
Tim Fay
Bloody Tourists consolidated and focused their energies, and it is actually quite a good album, in some ways better than this one!
Mr. Benac
Clever writing, great harmonies, crunchy guitars.
Gary Villapiano

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 13, 1998
Format: Audio CD
This import version is far superior to the domestic version of DECEPTIVE BENDS. The sound sprakles and you can appreciate the engineering and production of Eric Stewart. The songwriting here is sharper than on later efforts like BLOODY TOURIST!
Of all the post Creme/Godley 10cc albums, this is the one that most captures the spirit of early 10cc, while building on the songwriting craft and humor of previous albums. Stewart and Gouldman wrote all the songs and perform all the instruments(Paul Burgess plays drums--Burgess was the band's touring drummer freeing up Kevin Godley to sing).
The last great 10cc album(there would be some fine additions after this, but nothing of the caliber of their finest work), this album, along with SHEET MUSIC, THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK and HOW DARE YOU! represents the best of this underrated 70's-80's band.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By allismile0 on November 14, 2006
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Deceptive Bends was the beginning of the end for 10cc. The band had split into two bands: 10cc and Godley & Creme. "How Dare You" was the magnum opus, and in my view the best album that 10cc came out with, not to mention one of the best albums of a decade that was full of amazing albums.

But now the year was 1977 and Graham Gouldman and Eric Stewart regrouped and came back with a beautiful pop album that showed a subtle change in the 10cc sound. The interesting thing is that for all the wonderfully quirky pop art that filled the first four albums that included Godley & Creme, the music was still alive with fresh ideas and inventive productions, just a bit less cerebral. Sure, this was no "Consequences", Godley & Creme's first album that was full of high art but lacking in accessibility; but Deceptive Bends has so many infectious melodies and grooves that it intensified what made this band so attractive in the first place... The pleasure of invention.

Every song on this album has become (more or less) a highlight for me, including the bonus tracks. But the first side of the album is definitely the stronger half. It is rare to have a perfect album- in my mind there are very few of those. But I've got to give Deceptive Bends five stars nonetheless, because take away few missteps and you have a pop masterpiece.

Bloody Tourists continued the success of inventive pop music that Deceptive Bends had brought- it was the weaker of the two but still was mostly great.

I think the music declined somewhat after that for 10cc. That's not to say Look Hear, Ten Out Of 10, or Windows In The Jungle aren't strong albums- they just don't have the allure that the albums up to Bloody Tourist have; Ten Out Of 10 probably being the strongest of the three.

One note: I though it was interesting how close the guitar solo on "The Things We Do For Love" sounds like the guitar solo from "Killer Queen" by Queen.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Edelman TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 21, 2001
Format: Audio CD
When Creme and Godley left 10cc, the expectation was that they'd had it. How could they survive without the contrast provided by the more artsy sort of influence of the missing members? Yet survive they did for some time, turning out a few gems along the way.
There aren't any long pieces as complex and involved as "One Night in Paris", but there is "Feel the Benifit", a long-ish suite in the same general vein. There's also "I Bought a Flat Guitar Tutor", one of Stewart's wittiest compositions. Perhaps not the best album 10cc ever did, but it still has much to recommend it.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Wayne Klein HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 11, 2000
Format: Audio CD
With only 50% of the original band (Eric Stewart & Graham Gouldman retained the 10cc name when Godley & Creme left), 10cc (or in this case 5cc) produce a sleek, solid and creative pop-rock record. While popier even than its predecessors (with the exception of the first album), this album is missing the edge that Godley & Creme helped provide in the band.

There are a number of classic tracks that hold their own against the best the quartet produced. The first two tracks are strong, witty and melodic.Marriage Bureau Rendezvous also shines capturing the uncertainty, sense of adventure and desperation of a blind date situation. The epic Feel the Benefit demonstrates the loss of Godley & Creme most; while the song features solid harmonies, melodies and is interesting, it's missing the outrageousness (or excessiveness depending on your point of view) that G&C provided.

The bonus tracks are nice additions, but clearly b side material. The remastering very good.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. R. on July 21, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I dusted off this gem while still recording old vinyl to digital recently and and realized how good this effort really is. Without Kevin Godley and Lol Creme the two remaining members ( Eric Stewert and Graham Chapman) turn out their carefully measured brand of pop and they hit paydirt with nearly every cut. "Good Morning Judge" builds clever, tougue-in-cheek lyrics/story around a tight guitar riff and transitions smoothly into the classic pop "the Things we do for Love". "Marriage Bureau Rendezvous" is a melancholy ballad beautiful in its lyrics and melody (and is a bitch to spell). "People in Love" is more of the same for the duo...wistful lyrics and uncanny sense of melody. Side two offers up the epic "Feel the Benefit" one of the band's finest efforts ever. Overall the album has the feel of the duo crafting these songs and piecing them together with skill. The duo perform most of the instruments themselves and perform them well. These aren't three chord rockers , many are complicated pieces with intricate parts layered. Which brings up another score for the band here....production. This effort is sonically superior to most everything produced in the era of the mid-to-late 70s, it's a very clean, spry production. The only thing keeping the album from the cherished five-star rating is the weaker effort "Modern Man Blues" which doesn't seem to suit the band's pop stylings. Anyway, "Deceptive Bends" is easily one of 10cc's best efforts and a top 20 effort in my book from any band of the 1970s.
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