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First time on CD for this 1986 album from the British New Wave outfit. Features the hit single 'Ink & Paper. Wounded Bird. 2010.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. The Border
  2. Ink And Paper/ Night Train
  3. I Don't Know The Answer
  4. Love Breaks Down
  5. Breaking Away
  6. The Greatest Show
  7. Love Forever
  8. Start Stop
  9. Stop Start


Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 18, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Wounded Bird Records
  • ASIN: B003BI76RI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #317,935 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
Yeah, this was never one of Modern English's best selling albums back in the day when it was issued on tape and vinyl because of advertising, but MAN how the years have progressed and this sounds even BETTER than before!

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!
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Format: Audio CD
This is a fun, upbeat album and it brings back dear memories for me. I am so thankful it has been re issued..! I asked Roby about the possibility of it being released back in 1991 after my band opened for them. He didn't understand why the label never put it out. here it is, 22 some odd years later and I'm stoked about it. :=0)
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Format: Audio CD
I have been a fan of Modern English since I bought Mesh & Lace way back in 1980 or '81. From the first time I put it on my turntable it blew me away - I had never really heard anything like it before (in a good way). I remember reading once that the whole reason Ivo Watts-Russell started the 4AD label was so that he could release Modern English's music.

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.
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First heard this on vinyl back in the 80's...great album!! I thought I'd never own it on CD. So glad this was finally released on CD..it was worth the wait!
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