China Crisis

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by ganma, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

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    Yes, if you enjoy China Crisis and appreciate their aesthetic you could do worse than try some Blue Nile! :cool:
     
  2. Jarleboy

    Jarleboy Forum Resident

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    Love China Crisis! The song I play the most is, perhaps not surprisingly, "WISHFUL THINKING". But there were other memorable songs on their albums.

    Blue Nile is quite a different proposition, but I love them as well. High quality music, IMO.
     
  3. Black Elk

    Black Elk Music Lover

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    I see what you mean:








    :winkgrin:
     
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  4. Tripecac

    Tripecac Forum Resident

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    Ha! That cracked me up!

    I'm sure China Crisis has something like that in their vaults.

    Right???
     
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  5. Sebastian saglimbenI

    Sebastian saglimbenI Forum Resident

    I love BLUE NILE as well....a band named THE BIBLE was also a favorite of mine too....great times for music really!
     
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  6. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

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    Also check out Steven Lindsay (ex Big Dish) if you haven't already. His two solo albums from the mid-00s are stunning.
     
  7. Sebastian saglimbenI

    Sebastian saglimbenI Forum Resident

    I will write that down. ..thanks for the recommendation!
     
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  8. Troy4

    Troy4 Forum Resident

    Always makes me laugh when people say a band or artist weren't taken seriously or they were underrated.
    How many million album sales does it take to be taken seriously?
    Because they sold a few million.
     
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  9. Black Elk

    Black Elk Music Lover

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    Always loved the Walking The Ghost Back Home album, those interested can buy directly from Boo Hewerdine here:

    Products

    Some other things in a similar vein:

    It's Immaterial - Song - It's Immaterial - Song

    Mark Hollis - Mark Hollis (ex-Talk Talk) - Mark Hollis - Mark Hollis

    Jerry Burns - Jerry Burns - Jerry Burns - Jerry Burns

     
  10. Sebastian saglimbenI

    Sebastian saglimbenI Forum Resident

    Yes "walking the ghost back home" c.d. was one I found early on....it was an original issue minus a barcode and I bought it based on the cool cover art....great album as are all of the subsequent BIBLE" Albums and the boo hewerdine albums solo!very recommended!
     
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  11. Black Elk

    Black Elk Music Lover

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    Only problem was, I always got them mixed up with The Church, who are completely different. I could never keep the names straight! :)
     
  12. Sebastian saglimbenI

    Sebastian saglimbenI Forum Resident

    Not necessarily a bad thing....you really can't go wrong with THE CHURCH......but they do sound quite different.i love THE BIBLE....THE BLUE NILE and CHINA CRISIS.....so under rated in my opinion....but then most things great are.
     
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  13. Almost Simon

    Almost Simon Forum Resident

    I missed this, cheers for posting as The China's dont do a lot of promo.
     
  14. Almost Simon

    Almost Simon Forum Resident

    You need to get (although its difficult,) Autumn in the neighbourhood album. Superb.

     
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  15. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

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    In the UK, at least, China Crisis were derided in many parts as Wimp Pop, and even when Flaunt The Imperfection came out, there was a sense of "how did they get Steely Dan's producer to work with them?!".

    Everyone back then was so caught up in having hits that sometimes the beauty and timelessness of their work got overlooked. Time has proven that China Crisis' music has that quality. I bought a lot of their records but even I probably didn't afford them enough credit at the time for what they were doing. There just seemed to be so many great artists making great music on a weekly basis. You really took so much for granted.

    EG.
     
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  16. Sebastian saglimbenI

    Sebastian saglimbenI Forum Resident

    Yes I have been looking for that....also the new gary daly.how are the "SCRAPEBOOK" releases?
     
  17. groundharp

    groundharp Maybe your friends think I'm just a stranger

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    my favorite pic:
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  18. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

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    Anyone know if they plan to release deluxe editions of the later albums?
     
  19. Almost Simon

    Almost Simon Forum Resident

    I saw CC play last night in the basement in Pizza Express in Holborn, London. Superb show.

    I was curious about the setup of these Pizza Express events, me and my friend arrived for food before the show and we were about to get a table upstairs before telling the waiter we were going to be going down to see the show later. He told us to go down, as we had a ticket to the show we had a table waiting. Totally unlike any show id experienced, sat down ordering/eating food and staying in the same seats for the show.

    Lots of banter from Gary taking the p*ss out of the event, the smell of pizza whilst he was singing. Gary's onstage chat is as much a part of a CC show as the music. The show was split into 2, an hour where they played quite a few B-sides. 20 minute break then back to play the hits. Lots of love from Gary on the bands time with Walter Becker. This was my 3rd time seeing the band live over the past 4 years and certainly was the best. One of the best acts I have seen live in recent years, i truly cannot recommend them live enough. If anyone has the smallest interest in their catalogue i urge you to go and see them live. Whereas some acts you are happy just to hear them perform the music, with CC its a bit like a stand up comedy too. Lots of Northern sarcasm, haven't laughed out loud at a concert at the banter as much as i did last night.

    10 out of 10 from me.

    Just wish i had the setlist, hopefully someone will put it up on setlist.com over the next few days
     
  20. Danyboone67

    Danyboone67 Active Member

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    I love China Crisis and I'm collecting their stuff mostly on CD. My favourite song is "Wishful thinking". I recently discovered this version on youtube:
    This is my favourite version. I bought the 2017 Deluxe edition of "Working with fire and steel" (with 3 CDs) but it's not included. Do you know where to find it?
     
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  21. Andrewb

    Andrewb Claiming squatter's rights

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    I've just discovered the track Watching Over Burning Fields and am wondering how it is that I never heard this incredible piece of music before as it's the sort of music I love to listen to.

    On a side note I see that the band are included on a new various artists album called Tears of Technology compiled by Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs out at the end of February which looks interesting and is about turn-of-the-eighties synthesizer music that packed some emotional punch. As well as some familiar names there's also quite a few artists I'm not familiar with. I've put in an order for the CD.
     
  22. manicpopthrill

    manicpopthrill Forum Resident

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    Reading University 31st January 1984
    BBC in Concert (Kid Jensen)

     
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  23. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

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    There's not a version I can find which is that particular length. The full album/12" single mix is about 4.47. There are edits around which are about 4.08-4.12 (depending on gap length between tracks). They re-recorded some of their 80s material from acoustic/live albums in the 90s and 00s, but without getting my Acoustically Yours CD out, I couldn't say offhand what the Wishful Thinking version on that is like by comparison.

    EG.
     
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  24. Danyboone67

    Danyboone67 Active Member

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    The "Acoustically Yours" version runs at 4.24 and is probably the closest. I saw on discogs that Wishful thinking is 5.16 on some of the releases of the "Working with fire and steel" album (french or canadian release). On the 12" single from the Philippines the song is 5.15.
     
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  25. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

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    That's interesting about the Phillipines 12" version, the sleeve says "Dance Remix Extended Version" and then "made from the original master" - which makes me wonder if it was an official version or something bespoke for some territories. Strange how the majority of markets didn't get that version at all, and it's not on the deluxe reissue!

    EG.
     

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