China Crisis

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

  1. Almost Simon

    Almost Simon Forum Resident

    New solo Gary cd - Luna Landings from 1981-87 - Out 20th February:

    Gary Daly - Luna Landings

    Luna Landings

    TEAC 144 / TASCAM 244 Portastudio Recordings
    1981 - ’87 .

    TEAC 144 Portastudio
    TASCAM 244 Portastudio
    Roland TR 808 Rhythm Composer
    Roland Jupiter 8
    Yamaha CS10
    Korg Polysix
    Roland SH 09
    Roland Boss DR 55
    Roland RE-501 Chorus Echo
    Yamaha SPX90 Digital Multi Effects Processor
    Yamaha SG 1000 Guitar ( Eddie’s lovely " John McGeoch " Guitar )
    Yamaha DX7
    Tascam M30 Audio Mixer
    Technics PX1 Digital Piano
    Watkins WEM copicat Tape Delay

    Written, Recorded and Mixed By

    Mixed and Mastered By


    1. Odysseas Celestial Body
    2. Jody You're On Dope, So Just Shut The **** Up
    3. Technics Arpeggio
    4. Luna Bop
    5. Dummkopf
    6. And When Did You Give Up . . . And Why?
    7. Yellow Magic
    8. JP8
    9. JP8 2
    10. 80's Electro 2
    11. Space Bastard
    12. Guitar Instrumental 1
    13. Pipes Of The Man Ray Times
    14. Evángelos
    15. Guitar Instrumental 3
    16. Magnifique Lune
    17. The Highest Heist
    18. '78
    19. A Once Great And Harmonious Place
    20. Very Nice Barbara
    21. Shopping For Excuses
    22. Swimming With Kevin
    23. Festivus

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  2. hyntsonsvmse

    hyntsonsvmse Johnny Guitar

    Favourite album by cc is flaunt the imperfection. It's a Walter becker production and it's shows.
    Sheer class.
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  3. zither

    zither Forum Lodger

    Thanks for the heads up. Fortunately I bought his last LP as a pre-order. It's currently listed on discogs for £99!
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  4. Almost Simon

    Almost Simon Forum Resident

    Same here, lovely album and nice vinyl copy.

    I went to order this new cd one hour after it was announced and was listed as sold out, but by Monday they had (I assume) fixed the website so now available and ive pre-ordered.
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  5. Ken.e.

    Ken.e. Spinning music since...

    I just picked up Possible Pop Songs Live on vinyl. Not a bad version at all. Odd that one side has no bands but the other does. It's really a 10 track version of Singing The Praises Of Finer Things.

    I really enjoyed it enough to buy Singing The Praises Of Finer Things CD DVD version and get the complete show. looking forward to arriving in the mail.

    Really enjoy my China Crisis.
  6. Mr. Bewlay

    Mr. Bewlay We'll buy some drugs and watch a band...

    Denver CO
    Great album. Difficult Shapes and Passive Rhythms, Some People Think It's Fun to Entertain is better IMO.
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  7. ganma

    ganma Forum Resident Thread Starter

    An appropriate band to listen to these days. Time to play something warped!
    China Crisis ‎– Warped By Success
    Culture Press ‎– CP 1003
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  8. Almost Simon

    Almost Simon Forum Resident

    I don't believe i have that one, certainly, i'd know if i had THAT cover in my collection but not sure if songs have been reissued elsewhere? I'll check later.

    That is one hell of a cover.
  9. ganma

    ganma Forum Resident Thread Starter

    It's an alternate cover to the cover below. According to Discogs it's a French reissue from 1997. It's the CD I have.
    China Crisis ‎– Warped By Success
    Label: Culture Press ‎– CP 1003
    Country: France Released: 1997

    Original cover:
  10. Almost Simon

    Almost Simon Forum Resident

  11. Andrewb

    Andrewb Claiming squatter's rights

    Gary Daly CD despatched!
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  12. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

    This is great. Why on earth is it so difficult to get?
  13. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

    I wish they'd press some more copies of last year's Gary Daly album. Classic Pop named it their #1 album for 2019 and yet it's not available anymore, not even digitally. Gary should take advantage of the renewed interest, I'd certainly buy a copy if I could.

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  14. Ken.e.

    Ken.e. Spinning music since...

    What a great album!

    I hope that's a sign of something to come. Perhaps a CD/Vinyl release with a bonus disc of demos. I know I would buy both.

    I listen to Autumn in the Neighbourhood on Spotify and everytime I do I enjoy just a little bit more than the previous time. Great for a walk with dog when my wife is not with me. I just put on my headphone and absorb the sounds of this brilliant album and the sights of my own neighborhood. The Steely Dan influence is still there with some songs like Fool but still overall deeply rooted in that China Crisis sound.
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  15. Almost Simon

    Almost Simon Forum Resident

    just arrived. Comes with a nice postcard signed by Gary.

    Although spelt as Garry ?? confused
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  16. Almost Simon

    Almost Simon Forum Resident

    Vinyl pressing, please!!!!!!
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  17. Andrewb

    Andrewb Claiming squatter's rights

    V strange re spelling. Hope mine will be waiting at home for me this evening. Looking forward to hearing it.
  18. Andrewb

    Andrewb Claiming squatter's rights

    Must say I'm really enjoying this release although it helps if you enjoy listening to quite abstract music. It's fun trying to pick out which tracks were inspirations for finished China Crisis songs. Some are more easy to hear than others but Luna Bop is either a doodle that turned into Black Man Ray or a later reworking of that track. This is where some detailed sleeve notes about individual tracks would have come in useful. I've been listening to Luna Bop/Black Man Ray demo from the deluxe edition of Flaunt.../album track in that order and it makes for interesting listening.

    Shall definitely be giving this more spins over the next few weeks.
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