Modern Music is the fourth studio album by the British progressive rock group Be-Bop Deluxe. It was produced by band leader Bill Nelson and producer/engineer John Leckie. but it was Be Bop's peak, not its breakthrough. All songs written and composed by Bill Nelson. Side one. "Orphans of Babylon" - 3:15. Twilight Capers" - 4:25. Kiss of Light" - 3:11.
The band that turned up in glam rock regalia on its 1974 debut, Axe Victim, was in suit and tie on the cover of Modern Music in 1976. Inside, the band's transformation into a sophisticated pop group seemed complete. Arrangements were still ornate, but the songs were dominated by their highly imagistic lyrics, and as often as not, Nelson was borrowing ideas from the Beatles.
Be Bop Deluxe’s first three long players – Axe Victim (1974), Futurama (1975) and Sunburst Finish (February 1976) – were all slices of complex, multi-layered rock embellished by Nelson’s highly ornate solo guitar work. By the time Modern Music was released on September 3rd, 1976 it looked like commercial success was looming – but just over one month later the Sex Pistols released Anarchy in the UK. Suddenly Nelson’s eleven minute-long songs with their complex, meandering twists and turns, just didn’t seem right for a world that now wanted snarling lyrics and simple bar chords . The first Compact Disc pressing of Modern Music arrived in 1990 (EMI CDP 7 94731 2), and sounds surprisingly good for an album of that era, while the 2008 Japanese reissue (Harvest TOCP-70361) is the audiophile choice.
Modern Music is a music studio album recording by BE BOP DELUXE (Crossover Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 1976 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette.
Be Bop Deluxe's masterpiece Modern Music, exemplifies the group's soaring space-age sound, and the sound of the era. I have been listening to this on vinyl for thirty years. Their former album to their last, "Drastic Plastic. Modern Music" is just filled with incredible melodic ideas, that keeps flowing like a wondrous spring of breath taking musical brilliance! It's fine writing & musicianship, keep this recording floating like a feather on sweetly scented winds.
Modern Music is the fourth studio album by the British progressive rock group Be-Bop Deluxe.
Be-Bop Deluxe : Modern Music,альбом, рецезия, трек-лист, mp3, тексты песен. 8. Dancing in the Moonlight (All Alone). 9. Honeymoon on Mars. 10. Lost in the Neon World. 11. Dance of the Uncle Sam Humanoids. 12. Modern Music (Reprise). 13. Forbidden Lovers. 14. Down on Terminal Street. 15. Make the Music Magic.
|A1||Orphans Of Babylon|
|A3||Kiss Of Light|
|A4||The Bird Charmer's Destiny|
|A5||The Gold At The End Of My Rainbow|
|A6||Bring Back The Spark|
|B2||Dancing In The Moonlight (All Alone)|
|B3||Honeymoon On Mars|
|B4||Lost In The Neon World|
|B5||Dance Of The Uncle Sam Humanoids|
|B6||Modern Music (Reprise)|
|B8||Down On Terminal Street|
|B9||Make The Music Magic|
- Bass Guitar, Vocals, Percussion – Charles Tumahai
- Design, Art Direction – ROC Advertising
- Drums, Percussion – Simon Fox
- Keyboards [All], Percussion – Andrew Clark*
- Lead Vocals, Guitar [All], Percussion, Music By, Lyrics By, Producer – Bill Nelson
- Photography By – Roger Bamber
- Producer, Engineer – John Leckie
- Technician [Tape Operator] – Haydn Bendall, Mark Vigars, Pat Stapley
- Technician [Tape Operator], Mastered By – Chris Blair
NotesTexts and credits on the inner sleeve
|SHSP 4058||Be Bop Deluxe||Modern Music (LP, Album)||Harvest||SHSP 4058||UK||1976|
|SHSP 4058||Be Bop Deluxe||Modern Music (LP, Album)||Harvest||SHSP 4058||New Zealand||1976|
|ST-11575||Be Bop Deluxe||Modern Music (LP, Album, Jac)||Harvest||ST-11575||US||1976|
|8XT-11575, 8XT 11575||Be Bop Deluxe||Modern Music (8-Trk, Album)||Harvest, Harvest||8XT-11575, 8XT 11575||US||1976|
|TOCP-6792||Be Bop Deluxe||Modern Music (CD, Album, RE)||EMI||TOCP-6792||Japan||1991|