Heart Of The Sun
Living In Domes
Lean On Me (Reprise)
Lean On Me (Ah-Li-Ayo)
Leaders In Seventh Heaven
R 'N' A (Bonus Track)
Stinging Bee (Bonus Track)
Enjoy (Solid Gold Easy Amex) (Bonus Track)
Speeches (Bonus Track)
Chenko (Tenka-Io) Original Cherry Red Version (Bonus Track)
Valley Original Cherry Red Version (Bonus Track)
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Not Before Time
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 25/11/2008 17:31:21
Red Box came about in the second tranche of Synthpop during the Mid 80's and stood shoulder to shoulder with a-ha, The Pet Shop Boys and Erasure. Unlike these bands their success was short lived and were only drawn to commercial stardome by the hit singles Lean On Me and For America. In usual circumstances America should have lapped up Red Box, unfortunately the critical sentiments of For America, shattered any hope of Red Box of setting alight their American Dream.
As an album, The Circle and The Square has it all (and a great deal more besides!), and was much much more than just another synthpop album. WEA pulled out all the stops and enabled Red Box to have a huge production which includes Choirs, orchestras and what sounds suspiciously like a brass band on 'Leaders In Seventh Heaven'. Pair this with the with the perfect pop of songs like singles Lean On Me and For America, the choir dominated Chenko and Walk Walk and the beautifully wistful Heart Of The Sun and Saskatchewan and you should have had a sure fire hit. If OMD were allowed to have the technology & production for (Tears For Fears) Songs From The Big Chair for Architecture & Morality it may well have sounded like this.
After a 20 year wait for this to be recut to CD, this reissue features the original single version of Chenko, and various B sides. Also featured is Enjoy, which is featured in its remix version.
Dated- maybe, cheesey- sometimes, But all in all an excellent pop album with an organic big production twist. Enjoy!!
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: PaulFuller on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
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