CMEJ 9567 SA
SHM Single Layer SACDs
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Fifth studio album for the English art rock band!
The departure of Kevin Godley and Lol Creme in 1976 to form Godley & Creme almost ended 10cc. However Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman kept the group alive as a duo (with the assistance of percussionist Paul Burgess). The cover design was provided by Hipgnosis. The name of the album came from a road sign on the southbound A24 between Leatherhead and Dorking in Surrey; the sign is no longer there.
Stewart recalled: "I had a big challenge ahead of me to prove to the record world that we were not just 5cc, as some of the British media had graciously called us. The music was simpler than some of the previous 10cc albums, it was far more direct, streamlined and positive. The whole album was recorded very (in our terms) quickly. I was on a mission, and flying higher and faster than I had ever been before, and I knew by then that we had a very strong album. The new songs played a big part in the equation of course, I was out to prove also that we could write a hit album without Kevin and Lol ... we did!"
Godley and Creme were still band members early in this album's history. The band's original line-up debuted a live version of "Good Morning Judge" at the Knebworth Festival on August 21, 1976 and also did studio work on an early version of "People in Love" referred to as "Voodoo Boogie." "Voodoo Boogie" featured a more offbeat arrangement and prominent backing vocals by Creme, but the track was considered "awful" when assembled, and Godley and Creme left the group shortly thereafter. The official versions of "Good Morning Judge" and "People in Love" were performed by Stewart and Gouldman alone, with the help of a few session musicians, for the eventual album release. The first single taken from the album, "The Things We Do for Love", reached No. 6 in the U.K. Singles Chart, No. 2 in Ireland and No. 1 in Canada.
"...a series of lush, catchy pop songs that are witty in their own right...Deceptive Bends is the finest achievement of 10cc's post-Godley and Creme lineup and well worth a spin for anyone who enjoyed Sheet Music or The Original Soundtrack." — AllMusic.com
SHM-SACD format (fully compatible with standard SACD player, but it does not play on standard CD players) that enhances the audio-resolution. Japanese pressing.
|Good Morning Judge|
|The Things We Do For Love|
|Marriage Bureau Rendezvous|
|People In Love|
|Modern Man Blues|
|Honeymoon With B Troop|
|I Bought A Flat Guitar Tutor|
|You’ve Got Gold|
|Feel The Benefit|
|Reminisce And Speculate|
|“A” Latin Break|
|Feel The Benefit|
|Hot To Trot|
|Don’t Squeeze Me Life Toothpaste|
|I’m So Laid Back, I’m Laid Out|