Thursday, 18 October 2018

Double ‎– Blue (1985)

Style: Synth-pop
Format: CDVinylCass.
Label: Because Music

1.   Woman Of The World
2.   I Know A Place
3.   The Captain Of Her Heart
4.   Your Prayer Takes Me Off
5.   Rangoon Moon
6.   Urban Nomads
7.   Love Is A Plane
8.   Tomorrow

Bass (Fretless) – Thomas Jordi
Saxophone, Flute – Christian Ostermeier
Soloist, Trombone – Bob Morgan
Vocals – Liz McComb
Arranger, Composer, Keyboards, Performer, Piano – Felix Haug
Producer – Double

Coming out of several Zurich-based experimental rock bands, including a very early stint with Yello, Kurt Maloo and Felix Haug's Double finally released their debut in 1986, after several years of recording and releasing 12" singles. Blue would have been a local matter if not for the single "Captain of Her Heart," a smooth piece of jazz-pop with a strong piano riff, wailing alto saxisms, and Maloo's off-the-cuff delivery. Fans of that song expecting more of the same pseudo-sophistication may be disappointed to find the rest of the tracks on Blue to be yet another collection of sub-Roxy Music impressions. Pre-"Captain" single "Rangoon Moon" has a little something going for it, as an interesting footnote of a song, but most will find their hits appearance on numerous '80s anthologies to be more than enough. Too laid-back to be taken seriously.
Ted Mills / AllMusic

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