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Eureka Import

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Digitally remastered and expanded two CD edition of this 1988 album from critically acclaimed band led by singer/songwriter Boo Hewerdine. The band's sophomore album, Eureka, produced by Steve Earle, was released to great critical acclaim and spawned a number of great singles, which had some limited chart success. Despite this the band soon split up afterwards with them pursuing solo careers. This timely re-issue comes with newly remastered sound, and adds all the available B-Sides from the era. Boo Hewerdine has contributed comments to sleeve note writer Mojo's Daryl Easlea to make this a must have package for all fans of The Bible and Boo Hewerdine.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Skywriting
  2. Honey Be Good
  3. Skeleton Crew
  4. November Brides
  5. Cigarette Girls
  6. Crystal Palace
  7. Wishing Game
  8. Red Hollywood
  9. Tiny Lights
  10. Blue Shoes Stepping
  11. Up in Smoke
  12. Graceland (Remix Version)
  13. Hugh Wide and Handsome
  14. Bubblehead
  15. The Golden Mile
  16. The Slow Drag Down
  17. White
  18. Coming of Age
  19. Graceland (Extended New Version)
  20. Abraham, Martin and John Eureka
  21. Mayday
  22. Skywriting (Alt Version)
  23. King Chicago (New Version)
  24. Electric Money
  25. I'm So Lonesome (I Could Cry)
  26. Motherless Child
  27. On Broadway


Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 3, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Cherry Red UK
  • ASIN: B008P6045W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #350,021 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Mark Barry TOP 500 REVIEWER on November 1, 2012
Format: Audio CD
Musically the Eighties is a much-derided decade (and in many cases warranted too) - but it also had its masterpieces - "Hounds Of Love" by Kate Bush, "Steve McQueen" by Prefab Sprout, "Infected" by The The, "Passion - The Last Temptation Of Christ" by Peter Gabriel, "The Colour Of Spring" by Talk Talk and "Hats" by The Blue Nile - to name but a few. There are many more of course - but I'd like to argue that one of those gems should be the beautifully melodic "Eureka" by Norwich's finest THE BIBLE...now reissued 15 Oct 2012 by Cherry Red Records as an expanded 2CD set. Here are the finite details for CDBRED 531...

There's an expanded 16-page booklet with new liner notes by noted music-writer DARYL EASLEA with contributions from the band's principal songwriters BOO HEWERDINE and NEILL MacCOLL and American Country-Rock singer and Album Producer STEVE EARLE.

DISC 1 - THE ALBUM (48:16 minutes):
CD 1 features the LP "Eureka" - originally released January 1988 on Chrysalis CHR 1646. As was customary for the time - the Cassette and CD versions carried bonus tracks - in this case 2 - "White Feathers" and "Up In Smoke". They were placed at the end of each side - Track 6 and Track 12 (this reissue uses that MC and CD configuration). But if you prefer to place both these tracks at the end (thereby not interrupting the 10-track LP run) a simple reprogramming of this CD will allow that.

However, the story doesn't stop there. After a less than ecstatic reception from the public (despite a lot of genuinely positive press) - Chrysalis tried to re-launch the album and band the following year. They rearranging the track list of "Eureka" - gave it different artwork - and simply called it "The Bible". This new LP variant was released 25 September 1989 on Chrysalis/Ensign CHEN 12.
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My brother passed on this old CD to me and now I can't stop listening to it. It almost never leaves my 3-change CD player tray.
Solid pop songwriting, occasionally inflected with jazz or country. Nice piano parts (reminiscent of Bruce Hornsby at times), good hooks, good use of saxophone, and expressive vocals by lead singer Boo Hewerdine.
Standout tracks include the catchy Skeleton Crew, the expansive Skywriting, the jazzy Up In Smoke, the power-pop tour-de-force Crystal Palace. The best track of all may be Tiny Lights, with a compelling hook that isn't easy to break down melodically but sticks in your mind anyway. But there isn't really a bad track on here. November Brides, Cigarette Girls, Honey Be Good, The Wishing Game, Blue Shoes Stepping -- it's all quite strong.
Hard to find, but worth picking up if you do.
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Another greatly underrated band that most people never heard of, same old story.

England's The Bible were a class act fronted by the talented Boo Hewerdine. The sound is jazz/pop complemented by great musicians like Neill MacColl, half brother of the late Kirsty MacColl.

"Skywriting" is a great mix of breezy vocals, piano and guitars. "Crystal Palace" is still one of my all time favorite songs. The vocals are superb and the group is clicking on every cylinder. Other great tracks include "Honey Be Good", the jazzy "November Brides" and "Blue Shoes Stepping".

I'm not sure if the US release included them so hold out for the UK release with the extra tracks. "White Feathers" is great.

A real classic in my opinion.

"Random Acts of Kindness" a mini compilation on the Haven label is well worth searching for as well.
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