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Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Let The Day Begin...Let The Day Start!: Day 90 - Magazine

Magazine's follow up to the highly acclaimed Real Life (1978) had a lot to live up to, and in the eyes of some critics (yep, those pesky folk again!) it maybe didn't quite hit the mark. But Howard Devoto was never a man to rest on his laurels and was always seeking to create a new sound. He did so along with the band who contributed to the creation of the nine tracks with Howard supplying the lyrics. 'The Thin Air' is an instrumental mainly because they ran out of time in the studio and Devoto couldn't write lyrics for it.

If it sounds a bit Bowie-esque in places it might have to do with Colin Thurston's production. It was his first Producer's credit having previously been an engineer on David Bowie's 'Heroes' and Iggy Pop's 'The Idiot'.


Secondhand Daylight - Magazine
Virgin
Produced by Colin Thurston
Released 30th March 1979
UK Album Chart #38


Remastered 2007 CD Version Added some Bonus Tracks

Magazine
    Howard Devoto – vocals
    John McGeoch – guitar, saxophone, backing vocals, keyboards ("The Thin Air")
    Barry Adamson – bass, backing vocals
    Dave Formula – keyboards
    John Doyle – drums, percussion

Let The Day Begin...Let The Day Start!
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