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Be Bop Deluxe

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2.54 | 9 ratings | 1 reviews | 11% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1990

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Jet Silver and the Dolls of Venus (4:09)
2. Adventures in a Yorkshire Landscape (3:57)
3. Maid in Heaven (2:27)
4. Ships in the Night (4:03)
5. Life in the Air Age (4:00)
6. Kiss of Light (3:13)
7. Sister Seagull (3:36)
8. Modern Music (3:44)
9. Japan (2:39)
10. Panic in the World (5:04)
11. Bring Back the Spark (3:40)
12. Forbidden Lovers (4:38)
13. Electrical Language (4:50)
14. Fair Exchange (4:48)
15. Sleep That Burns (5:18)
16. Between the Worlds (3:23)
17. Music in Dreamland (4:46)
18. (Untitled) (5:10)
19. (Untitled) (4:44)

Line-up / Musicians

- Bill Nelson / guitar, vocals
- Charlie Tumahai / bass, vocals
- Andy Clarke / keyboards
- Simon Fox / drums
- Ian Parkin / guitar
- Robert Bryan / bass
- Nicholas Chatterton-Dew / drums

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BE BOP DELUXE Raiding the Divine Archive: The Best of Be Bop Deluxe ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(67%)
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SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
2 stars Sometimes I wonder why some artists and bands are listed here in Progarchives. This is one of those cases. Now, first let me say that this collection is all I've heard from Be Bop Deluxe, but there isn't enough prog here for me to think of them as a prog band in any way.

Bill Nelson is certainly a very good, if not great guitarist, and desrevres to be recognized. The songs to me sound somewhere in between Todd Rundgren's Nazz and seventies David Bowie. They are very good pop-ish rock songs, with some psychedelia mixed in, but mostly mainstream.

Perhaps in their later years this band was prog, as the last three songs (my disk doesn't have the unnamed tracks at the end that later issues of the CD apparently have) are somewhat proggy sounding.

If I were rating this as a rock album, it would probably get 4 stars, but this is Progarchives, so...

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