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Fans have long waited for this to be reissued on CD!!!! It's FINALLY here and as CRISP and CLEAR as ever! You can hear the subtle keyboards, fading in and out, sounds I haven't heard before, pounding drums, clean vocals, etc. I got tired of listening to my old worn on cassette tape and vinyl.
Over the years my tape broke and the vinyl got scratched! I was shocked to see this was reissued! Your in for a REAL TREAT if you order this now and hear it either for the first time or again; even after listening to your crusted tape and melted vinyl a million times, you'll still want to hear this remastered!
With this Newly REMASTERED and REISSUED classic 1986 CD; the sound has never been any better!? Long awaited fans and newbie's alike will totally enjoy this from Modern English! If you don't have this CD in your collection yet your really missing out! If you passed this up the first time back in 1986, well now's your chance to go get it in 2010 before possibly never seeing this classic CD again!? Let's hope not!? Check it out, you won't be disappointed!
These Guys have a New Website and are going on tour this summer too! Go check this one out and the new album too! Then go see them on tour!
As their career progressed, Modern English seemed to lose that unique quality in the search for a more conventional/commercial sound. Still, both After the Snow and Ricochet Days has their moments and I really enjoy both albums, albeit for different reasons to what got me into the band in the first place.
So in 1986 I leapt at Stop Start when I saw it on the shelves. At the time it was a bridge too far for me, way too commercial sounding with none of those precious moments to remind me why I love Modern English. I listened to it quite a few times, thinking it might reveal itself slowly to me, but it never did.
Fast forward 28 years and I listened to this on-line for the first time in all those years and today it makes a lot more sense than it did back then. Yes, it is very much a product of it's time, with heavy-handed 80s production and all those 80s synth sounds, but at the core it has Robbie Grey's great vocals and enough of Gary McDowell's guitar to still sound like Modern English. In fact, it is probably a perfect progression from Ricochet Days that heads in the same direction - more energetic and more commercial. I'm sure these songs would fit really well with all their older material in a live set.
The song writing is OK and there is still a little experimentation with style and production techniques that give some level of interest but mostly I like it today for the energy it puts out.Read more ›
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This had to be Modern English's best album in my opinion if only for that unremembered song of "ink and Paper". Read morePublished on December 1, 2013 by bookreader
From a great year. Had this on cassette & now I need it on CD!
A true classic from the 80s
Every song is great. Love them all.
I don't know what the other 2 reviewers are smoking, because this album is utter crap. Hopefully, the producer of this tripe never worked again, as he crams every 80's cliche into... Read morePublished on May 15, 2013 by braedyn