Customer Review

4.0 out of 5 stars Primarily worth it for the live tracks, June 14, 2012
This review is from: Empty Spaces (Audio CD)
"Empty Spaces" was the second single off the band's Heart Like a Sky release and while it scarcely dented the U.K. Hot 100 it is perhaps best remembered for the live tracks appended to it making it highly desirable for fans. "Empty Spaces" is a bit typical of Spandau's late 1980s output; not as vibrant or daring as their earlier stuff but hardly offensive and generally pleasant. It's unclear when the two live tracks were recorded but it's a safe bet it comes off either the Parade tour circa 1984/5 or perhaps the Through the Barricades tour circa 1986/7. Since Amazon doesn't list the tracks or running times here they are:

1. Empty Spaces - 3.56
2. With the Pride/Gold - 7:55
3. True - 6:27

"With the Pride" was a track from Parade and not a single, which leads me to believe that this live recording comes from that tour. Stylistically "With the Pride" leading into "Gold" isn't all that seamless or smooth but in its own way it works. "True" pretty much sounds like what you would expect with only a few stylistic diversions from the original studio version. Sure, "True" is a bit schmaltzy and atypical for Spandau for that era and perhaps everyone has heard it a few times too many. All in all it's nice to have the live tracks and hints at what Spandau was like live in concert during this era. It's a bit of a pity they didn't put out a live record as they sound pretty tight here!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.0 out of 5 stars (1 customer review)
5 star
0%


3 star
0%

2 star
0%

1 star
0%

Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: Atlanta, GA USA

Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,241