Blancmange – Semi Detached

Blancmange vanished away for a few years and made a recent come back Blancmange started appearing at UK Festivals and started performing at some larger London Venues such as the Kentish Town Forum with the likes of Heaven 17. If you have not heard Blancmange before I would be surprised. With International hit Singles in the 80s such as Living On A Ceiling & Blind Vision and the anthem Feel Me. Nevertheless, Semi Detached is one of the Blancmange’s best Albums and the 5th to date. It has been worth the wait and is a very strong follow-up to Blanc Burn, which was released in 2011.

Blancmange - Semi Detached

Blancmange – Semi Detached

Neil Arthur sounds like he had fun recording this Album just as he used to in the 80s Videos. It’s his album first not recorded with Stephen Luscombe. Semi Detached is Modern, Minimal and has a great variation of tracks. There is a Kraftwerk feel in places on Semi Detached, with tracks such as the brilliant Instrumental MKS Lover. Then you have tracks like Paddington well the alternative edit and the track Acid is classic Blancmange but done fresh. I Want More with its catchy classic Blancmange Percussion and It Didn’t Take Long are both worthy of being Singles and deserve Radio Play. That sense of humor has not gone. I Want Your Love is the Ballad on this album, which luckily comes an extended version on The Deluxe 2 CD Version of this Album. another strong track. I said earlier this album is varied, Bloody Hell Fire tops the list for variation. Neil has written a dark Number and a bloody good one, which also fits in with the slightly more guitar driven track Deep In The Mine.

DELUXE EDITION TRACK LISTING

DISC 1
1. The Fall
2. I Want More
3. Paddington
4. It Didn’t Take Long
5. MKS Lover
6. Like I Do
7. Deep In The Mine
8. Acid
9. Useless
10. Bloody Hell Fire

DISC 2:
1 I Want Your Love (Extended Version)
2 Silk Sea
3 That Worm
4 Paddington (Extended Version)
5 I Want More (Extended Version)
6 Like I Do (Extended Version)
7 Useless (Extended Version)
8 Paddington (Alternative Edit)
9 I Want Your Love

VINYL LP/ CD ALBUM TRACK LISTING

1. The Fall
2. I Want More
3. Paddington
4. It Didn’t Take Long
5. MKS Lover
6. Like I Do
7. Deep In The Mine
8. Acid
9. Useless
10. Bloody Hell Fire

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CD ALBUM http://blancmange.tmstor.es/cart/product.php?id=19883

More info: http://www.blancmange.co.uk