Harmony (Bonus Tracks) CD (2005)

Artist: Wake

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Product Overview


Label Darla Records
SKU 64002576
UPC 019148630159
UPC 14 05019148630159
Format CD
Release Date 4/5/2005
Author Wake
Associated Artist/Work Wake (The)
Technical Info
Engineer Phil Stannard
Producer Barry Andrews
CatalogID LTMCD 2323
Lable Name LTM
Released 05/24/2002
Original Release 1982
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 50191486301592
Album Notes and Credits
The Wake includes: Bobby Gillespie (bass); Ceasar.
Contains 15 tracks.
The Glaswegian pop-rockers recorded HARMONY & SINGLEs, a collection of 7 songs, in 1982 and 1983.
Liner Note Author: James Nice.
Editor: James Nice.
The Wake's first album will come as a surprise to those more familiar with their poppier later work. Harmony is standard early-'80s Factory Records post-punk gloom, not terribly different from any of a dozen other Joy Division wannabes. Steven Allen's metronomic drumming and Bobby Gillespie's Peter Hook-influenced bass are at the forefront of most of these tunes, supporting singer/guitarist Caesar's brooding, artless vocals. The only relief from the monotony comes on side two, with the relatively cheerful "Favour," which marries the Ian Curtis worship to a bright and Byrdsy guitar part, and the closing "An Immaculate Conception," which finally ratchets up the tempo a bit and features some memorable playing from keyboardist Carolyn Allen. Harmony is not actively bad, merely undistinguished and mostly forgettable; the Wake would improve markedly after this. ~ Stewart Mason
Disc 1
1 Favour
2 Heartburn
3 Immaculate Conception, An
4 Judas
5 Testament
6 Patrol
7 Old Men, The
8 Chance
9 Something Outside
10 Host
11 Drill, The
12 Uniform
13 Here Comes Everbody
14 On Our Honeymoon
15 Give Up
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