Up The Down Escalator - The Chameleons - Here Today... Gone Tomorrow / Live In Toronto (All Media, A
Label: Imaginary Records - ILLCD 037,Imaginary Records - ILLCD 035,Imaginary Records - ILLCD 036 • Format: All Media Compilation 2x, CD Album • Country: UK & Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: New Wave, Indie Rock, Ethereal
Discussion in ' Music Corner ' started by rbichampAug 5, Log in or Sign up. Steve Hoffman Music Forums. Location: New York. Just wanted to share this news about the 25th Anniversary version of Script of the Bridge that is in the works. Hopefully a tracklisting will show up soon. From thechameleons. A deluxe edition will A available comprising the album itself and an Up The Down Escalator - The Chameleons - Here Today.
Gone Tomorrow / Live In Toronto (All Media disc of extras, alongside a standard one-disc release with less extras for those Up The Down Escalator - The Chameleons - Here Today. Gone Tomorrow / Live In Toronto (All Media might not want to splash out the extra few quid for the full package.
Both formats feature an updated sleeve by Reg along with re-vamped inserts and the label is currently exploring various options for re-mastering the original tapes. The Deluxe edition will only be available through mail order via a web site that the label is establishing for the purpose. I'll announce the URL as soon as I have it.
The Wonderful Life - Tony Hadley - True Ballads one-disc version will be distributed through traditional channels.
Location: Dahntahn. Script of the Bridge is All Over - Motiv-8 - All Over / Bongo Business fantastic album!
Wonder what the extras are? PlinkoAug 5, Location: near Pittsburgh, PA. Great band, great album! Location: France. Mr SamAug 5, Location: San Francisco. Great Album! Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Excellent news! I'll definitely be picking up the A version pretty much no matter what's on it. RayistaGeoffAug 8, Location: New England. This was remastered and re-released back in by Dead Dead Good Uk - on cd only.
The sound was a bit harsh and glaring. Unfortunately, the original Statik cd, while not harsh, is also glaring. The original UK Statik vinyl was the only way to go - now find one that hasn't been played to death. This is surprising news. A second remastering? Perhaps they'll get Up The Down Escalator - The Chameleons - Here Today. Gone Tomorrow / Live In Toronto (All Media right this time, but I doubt it will be much different from last time - and just as loud.
Maybe they'll find someone to do an analog remastering and reissue this on vinyl. HiFi GuySep 20, I love this album and am really looking forward to the bonus goodies that might be included but Great album.
CharlesSSep 20, The 2-disc set features a re-mastered version of the original album, plus three exclusive mixes - and a live concert recorded on the band's European tour. Twenty-seven tracks in total. The album is presented in a digi-pack sleeve with brand new artwork by guitarist Reg Smithies. It also includes a 16 page booklet, featuring lyrics, sleeve notes and never seen before photos. The cd, together with a new range of official Chameleons merchandise, is available via Blue Apple Music from April 14th, with pre-orders being taken from April 6th.
This album is released with the full consent and co-operation Up The Down Escalator - The Chameleons - Here Today. Gone Tomorrow / Live In Toronto (All Media the band. For licensing, synchronisation, distribution and media enquiries, please email info blueapplemusic.
Emerging from the Western side of the Mudhoney - Touch Me Im Sick • Sweet Young Thing Aint Sweet No More in the early s, they never reached the enormous world-wide audience their music deserved. However, two and a half decades after they released their first album, many people who have never heard of the Chameleons certainly own records that probably could not have existed without them.
The Verve, Interpol, Editors, Bloc Party, the Wedding Present and Spiritualized are just some of the bands who include Chameleons Dope Sucks - Herman Brood & His Wild Romance - Shpritsz in their line-ups and within whose music the sound they made reverberates to this day.
A year after the band formed in Middleton, near Manchester, some similarly sensitive and excitable chaps up the road called the Smiths developed a sound which also bears the Chameleons' distinct DNA - urgent, impassioned, anthemic, with wonderful guitars.
However, no A band has A sounded quite like them. Their distinctive debut, Script Of The Bridge, fromintroduces what soon became Chameleons trademarks: Dave Fielding and Reg Smithies' hypnotically entwined, plangent guitars, and singer-bassist Mark Burgess's powerful lyrical themes: the yearning for lost innocence and the seductive but dangerous power of nostalgia.
This is the sound of young men attempting to make sense of the world around them and within them, looking inwardly and outwardly and asking the Big Questions about life, the universe and everything and then documenting the results within waterfalls of guitars while the rest of us would settle for talking about it in the pub.
Something certainly hit home, as these songs generated the late DJ John Peel's approval, earned rave reviews and kicked off the still enormous cult following that meant people were still singing along to these anthem at the band's brief but memorable reunion. That went the way of everything else in the Chameleons' eventful career. Forever dogged by personal and contractual problems, rarely has a band been so entwined in greatness and the curse of rotten bad luck.
Perhaps if it had been different - particularly had manager Tony Fletcher not died incausing the Chameleons to fall apart just as they were finally on the cusp of mass acceptance - then we would be talking about a massively popular band, not just an influential and loved one. But then again, if those tensions hadn't existed in and around the band, perhaps the music wouldn't have sounded as haunted, or haunting. The path from their formation in to Script Of the Bridge was typically problematic, as they dispensed with a drummer Brian Schofield, who made way for powerhouse John Lever and a major label CBS subsidiary Epic, who released the debut single In Shreds just prior to recording.
Engineered by Colin Richardson but produced by the band themselves, the story usually told is that Epic wanted to pair the band with a big name producer, but the Chameleons refused and fled for indie label Statik. The tone for their career was set right there: a band whose sense of identity may have cost them commercially but who - all these years later - sound exactly as they wanted to.
But as pop headed towards the dancefloor, the Chameleons produced a debut that didn't define the era De Bom 2001 (DJ François Mix) - Various - Trance Megamix there's nothing about Script's passion and poignancy that screams "" - but transcended it. It opens with a memorable - and never correctly identified, despite many fans' efforts!
No matter where they come from - not Gone With The Wind, as is often speculated - the Patti Seymour - The Silencers "In the autumn before winter, comes man's last mad surge of youth" uncannily but perfectly set the scene for the madly euphoric but troubled and unsettled anthems which follow. It's an Lifes A Bitch - Various - The Kids Wanna Riot that still sounds packed with instant classics, from powerful opener Don't Fall - Burgess in less regular role as out and out rocker, under attack by unseen enemies and screaming of "backs against the wall" - to the quietly hushed promise of Pleasure And Pain, or Fielding and Smithies' almost breathtakingly tear-jerking intro to Less Than Human.
But if there's one song that sums up Script - and possibly provides the highlight of their whole career - it's the six minutes and 51 seconds of almost hallucinatory perfection that make up Second Skin: a brilliant song about transient highs and illusory beauty with a melody to match Burgess's memorable chorus: "If this is the stuff that dreams are made of, then no wonder I feel like I'm floating on air. And so here we are 25 years later, with the 25th anniversary edition of Script Of The Bridge that is appropriately the best version of the album ever released and for that we can thank Mark Burgess's Mum.
Amazingly, the original master tapes were found in Mrs. Burgess's attic, in a fragile state, but thanks to a modern technique known as "baking" they've been restored to their original glory for this digital format.
For the first time, unlike any previous release, this is the sound the band themselves heard in the studio in those mythical, far off days.
Each of them is as wonderful as they are different, and all bearing Reg Smithies' distinctive artwork. But for anyone new to the Chameleons, Script is the obvious and perfect place to start: at the beginning. If this album were being recorded today, it wouldn't sound at all out of place among the Bloc Partys and Interpols, although at 25 years and counting, will probably outlive them all.
One song is particularly ironic. He couldn't have been more right. Script Of The Bridge is timeless. Dave Simpson, February ". Location: Toronto. I've mentioned many times how much I A their LP "Strange Times", but I'm going to dig this one out and play it again John54Apr 7, Location: UK. Has anyone A this yet? Would like to know if the new remastering is any good before putting my money down Hi everyone, I'm not got enough time now, but I just want to tell you that finally I bought this remastered double cd, and I just make a one track comparison.
Palmer, but I found that he had produce and mastering some cd's for "metal" bands. Not a good news. The new one is loud, not to much, but is loud, and in a first an only hearing I found Mark's voice more "in your face", the drums are more present in this re-master, and in the chorus part, the melodic line's guitar is behind the wall of sound of the other guitar and drums. I'm sorry I've got not much better english but I trust you can understand what I try to explain.
Anyway, maybe tomorrow I can write about all the album. Best Regards. Location: rhode island. LeftOfTheDialAug 19, I prefer the disc, honestly. The bonus material on CD2 isn't worth it.
But then again, the remaster isn't readily available in stores, anyways Hello again. Well I have to correct myself, because after a painful trying of listening the remastered edition, there's something indisputable: this album is absolutely destroyed by the "louder infection" and a IMHO wrong conception of the original album.
I'm sorry because I've promised that I'll listen the remaster and write here my impressions but, in the middle of "second Skin" I just give up, or I will ending in tears. If you listen only one song as I did the other day you can only feel the differences, but after listening 4 songs you have a proper idea of the mess.
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