& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 1 left in stock.
Sold by MEGA Media and Fulfilled by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Modern Music has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Excellent condition.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $1.10
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Modern Music
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Modern Music Extra tracks


See all 14 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, Extra tracks, December 14, 2004
"Please retry"
$21.19
$5.88 $5.92
$21.19 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 1 left in stock. Sold by MEGA Media and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Modern Music + Live in the Air Age
Price for both: $37.92

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Import pressing of 1976 album from British rock group featuring Bill Nelson. Includes 3 bonus tracks. EMI.

1. Orphans Of Babylon
2. Twilight Capers
3. Kiss Of Light
4. The Bird Charmers Destiny
5. The Gold At The End Of My Rainbow
6. Bring Back The Spark
7. Modern Music
8. Dancing In The Moonlight (All Alone)
9. Honeymoon On Mars
10. Lost In The Neon World
11. Dance Of The Uncle Sam Humanoids
12. Modern Music (Reprise)
13. Forbidden Lovers
14. Down On Terminal Street
15. Make The Music Magic
16. Futurist Manifesto
17. Quest For The Harvest Of The Stars
18. Autosexual

Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 14, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: Parlophone
  • ASIN: B000007URM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,705 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Alan on October 8, 2006
Format: Audio CD
In the past, I've been somewhat perplexed on why critics favored earlier Be-Bop Deluxe albums, such as the previous SUNBURST FINISH, to this one. It is still my favorite of the band's studio releases. I was also alarmed that a band that came so close to breaking big, never did even after the release of MODERN MUSIC. (The irony of Bill Nelson singing "Modern Music on my radio" in the title song has never been lost on me.)

In hindsight, I realize that the concept album format here pretty much killed the album's chances, as the songs nearly all run together, and thus are difficult to isolate for radio airplay. This of course makes for a great whole-album listening experience as intended. But now with downloads and the ability to easily play albums out of sequence, concept albums like MODERN MUSIC become fragmented and incomplete, since the cadence of one song often serves as the opening phrase of the next. I imagine someone shuffling this album in their MP3 player could be in for a confusing, disconnected experience.

I'm afraid many of those classic 70's rock records (such as the Queen albums, QUEEN II and SHEER HEART ATTACK) will suffer the same fate. We don't sit down and listen to whole albums any longer; music is in the background of our lives now, carved up in nice 3 minute slices and served buffet style. I suppose it's the same effect as those classical compilation CDs (and vinyl records before them) which issue only excerpts of themes of the great composers' works, instead of movements or whole pieces, which listeners of the classics have had to suffer with long before the iPod generation.

So I'm doubtful that this Be-Bop Deluxe masterpiece will ever again be put in a context where it may be fully appreciated.
Read more ›
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By DonB on July 25, 2002
Format: Audio CD
When this record first came out, I was not well-schooled in the music of BeBop Deluxe. Their previous recording, "SUNBURST FINISH," had received some airplay where I lived (Los Angeles), but not much beyond the song "Fair Exchange." But I liked what I heard, and I somehow got this gut feeling that this band had in them something special. That "something special" turned out to be this recording, "MODERN MUSIC," which boasts good vocals, solid guitar work, interesting songs, but most of all - a special feeling or aura that seems to envelope the entire concept and project.
When this record came out I somehow felt compelled to buy it before ever hearing any of it on the radio, from a friend, or anywhere. I just plain bought it sight unseen, and it turned out to be one the best 'flyers' I've ever taken with regard to my impulsive music buying habits. "MODERN MUSIC" is Be Bop Deluxe's best album in every respect. More than anything, it's a completely conceptialized whole, comprised of two song sets, the former sides 1 and 2. Both boast strong songs, carefully sequenced and performed with energy and taste. The second of these is the elegant and powerful "Modern Music Suite," where the songs crossfeed dreamily one into another. Both "sets" of music have held up for me over an untold number of listens, spread out over a significant number of years (this record was released in the late 1970s).
Excellently recorded and produced, this is Bill Nelson's peak with regard to his Be Bop Deluxe period. If you enjoy other vintage 1970s recordings such as 10CC's "HOW DARE YOU," Genesis' "LAMB DIES DOWN" and "FOXTROT," "Todd Rundgren's "A WIZARD, A TRUE STAR" and "SOMETHING/ANYTHING" or any one of a dozen or more other such treasures, give this recording a try.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Louis Bianchi on May 11, 2004
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
If you are going to buy only one Be-Bop Deluxe Album, this should be it. It has all the energy you would want out of a 1970s rock band, and all the soulfull quality you could expect out of any song in any era. Bill Nelson was at his peak in writing on this album. I don't feel he has done any better since judging by the massive output he has put out over the past 25 years since this album.
The band is incredibly tight, the recording is excellent, the songs are great. The group is filled with competent musicians, and the song writing is excellent. This is the Be-Bop album to own.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Wild Colonial Boy on March 13, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I can't decide which is better, this or Sunbirst Finish. Both albums are fabulous. This one has a concept style (side two on vinyl) where the songs run into each other. Play this first and get carried away in the dreamy lyrics and mesmerizing guitars from "Modern Music" to the haunting "Down on Terminal Street". Many metaphors describe this underated band best summed up by a British reviewer who said "it's rock music that paints pictures". I remember seeing them live with a big screen behind playing various sci-fi and other film clips during the set. The music brings memories rushing back.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bill Appel on February 21, 2004
Format: Audio CD
In "Modern Music", each track is crafted to perfection and smoothly flows with driving melodic energy in a superb, dreamlike sonic journey. How this masterpiece as well as the band for that matter never really caught on here in the U.S. to the degree of greatness it deserves is a mystery to me. However, greater than ever sounding on CD, this is worth the purchase for music lovers who never experienced this "lost" gem. Bill Nelson is one great guitarist - just listen to "Dance Of The Uncle Sam Humanoids". Though it is just too short for me, this is one of the classic guitar instrumental songs of all time! Purchase and enjoy this CD !! You will not regret it!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?