UK: Silver . Lil' Beethoven. A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip. Bruce Gowers . Brian Grant . Sam Peckinpah [ citation needed ]. Graham Whiffler . Sophie Muller . Happy sounds and memories, thank you!! Post a Comment. Pages Music takes me where I want to be About Disco Delivery Archive Navigation. As the Disco Delivery archives continue to grow, so too have the feedback and the re-upload requests.
Lately, out of all of the Disco Deliveries , this particular album has been one of my most requested re-uploads.. Not counting all the requests I've gotten over the last several months, just last week I got two emails from two different people, both requesting this..
Given that the Noel entry is one of the entries which I'm most proud of, I figure there's no better time to do this than now Since the original posting, I've recently tweaked some of the text in the entry, as well as re-ripped all the tracks from the album, so hopefully if you downloaded it when I originally posted it, the sound will be slightly improved on these new rips. If you missed it the first time around, I hope you'll enjoy them.
This album would definitely be a treat for those who enjoy the electronic Moroder -esque style of disco.. Posted by Tommy at PM. And the sax adds a sexy, slinky dimension to the sound. Now we come onto the actual songs themselves.
Personally I feel the title track is only just one of the weaker tracks, but it segues into the strongest selection on the album, "Is There More To Life Than Dancing". Another highlight is "Au Revoir", possibly the most melodic and Sparks-like of all the tunes. You have to give Noel credit - very few people other than his brother have ever managed to interpret Ron's weird lyrics, but she sings with such gusto, even if it sometimes sounds like she hasn't got a clue what she's really singing about.
All in all this is a well above-average space disco album that would pave the way for the 80s and even further ahead into the future. It doesn't even sound that dated today, especially with so much of today's electro-house basing itself on early 80s synthpop I even heard an electro mix of "Video Killed The Radio Star" the other day. A few years ago Trisco built their track "Muzak" around Sparks' "Tryouts For The Human Race", so maybe it's time someone dug out a Noel track to update, not that they really need updating from an audio perspective, just to bring it to a wider audience.
Or maybe it should remain an ultra-obscure, under-appreciated gem. I had never heard this LP, but recently acquired the picture disc version, purely due to it's Sparks connection and the fact that it was 'buy it now' on ebay for only 0.
I am SO glad that I did. I wasn't expecting too much, but this is an absolute gem of an LP. When I first heard the chorus of "Dancing is dangerous" I recognised it from an old Disconet-type medley I have on tape from way-back-when, but I had no idea then that it was Noel. Even though it is a picture disc, the sound quality is very good. I must say that I have totally fallen in love with the whole of side 2; "Au revoir" especially swirls constantly around my mind at odd moments, prompting me to play the whole side again and agian.
This LP could easily have been recorded recently, and it would not sound dated at all, besides an obvious nod towards the disco era. In fact, the sound is extremely reminiscent of many Hi-nrg cuts that prevailed in the gay clubs in the 's onwards. I sure do hope that one day, a company acquires the masters and decides to re-release this on CD.
I am as intrigued as everyone else about 2 things. Firstly, how did Ron and Russ decide to write this cannon of work in this way and get the enigmatic Noel to front the wprk?
What are her remembrances of the project? What did she think of it and what does she think of it now?
I am sure that she MUST have 'googled' herslef at some stage in the past and may do so again. Of course, Ron and Russ must have their own remembrances, perhaps they could enlighten us as well? Certainly, this body of work is one that they haven't forgotten, because people reading this blog may like to know that since the original piece was written, Sparks themsleves have performed "Dancing is dangerous" as a encore to their "21 albums, 21 shows" tour "No: 1 in heaven" LP on 25th May A small snippet appears on Youtube of course!
So, after 30 years, this LP is still alive, still delighting 'fans' old and new and still as enigmatic and lacking in info as ever! I have the 12 inch picture disk, bought it when it was. I'm going to try slowing some of this stuff down as soon as I can! And the cover - tell me that's not Ron..
Adam's apple! Sigh, they never cease to amaze me. THE dw for the track i wan a man by Noel doesn't work. Please upload again. Regards Symone yuruides ig. Any chance of reuploading this as the links appear to be dead I love the, great stuff gregoryrob yahoo. Hi, not sure if anyone's still monitoring these comments in ! If so, thanks for a great review of a fantastic album.
I'm fascinated in the technical aspects to the making of this seriously ahead-of-its-time electronic dance music. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. Find out more about your rights as a buyer - opens in a new window or tab and exceptions - opens in a new window or tab.
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As the buyer, you should be aware of possible: - delays from customs inspection. Item location: London, United Kingdom. Seller: shakedownrecords Seller's other items.Jul 18, · Is There More to Life Than Dancing?, an Album by Nöel. Released in August on Virgin (catalog no. ; Vinyl LP). Genres: Electro-Disco, Disco. Featured peformers: Ron Mael (writer, producer), Russell Mael (writer, producer), Bob Stone (engineer), Jack Lorenz (photography), Malcolm Garrett (design)/5(4).