Blast

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All Music Guide - Dean Carlson
Following the abrupt creative and popular burnout of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Holly Johnson chased a solo career, playing up his old band's floodlight camp for a more direct, commercial sound. Well received for an offshoot, Blast had all the trappings of a self-possessed number one, and for good reason -- there were few crass ballads to speak of other than the sullen glam of "Feel Good," while Johnson continued to have a field day with disco, synth rock, bubblegum, new wave, and carnival pop. Like it or not, if longtime fans felt that Johnson's personality lost a bit of its color, especially its rudeness, Blast demonstrated his skills for larger-than-life hooks and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dean Carlson
Following the abrupt creative and popular burnout of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Holly Johnson chased a solo career, playing up his old band's floodlight camp for a more direct, commercial sound. Well received for an offshoot, Blast had all the trappings of a self-possessed number one, and for good reason -- there were few crass ballads to speak of other than the sullen glam of "Feel Good," while Johnson continued to have a field day with disco, synth rock, bubblegum, new wave, and carnival pop. Like it or not, if longtime fans felt that Johnson's personality lost a bit of its color, especially its rudeness, Blast demonstrated his skills for larger-than-life hooks and insatiable brass-buffered electro cabaret had hardly diminished.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/24/2009
  • Label: Island Uk
  • EAN: 5011781604221
  • Catalog Number: 8160422
  • Sales rank: 132,148

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Atomic City (6:17)
  2. 2 Heaven's Here (4:18)
  3. 3 Americanos (3:37)
  4. 4 Deep in Love (4:00)
  5. 5 S.U.C.C.E.S.S. (3:33)
  6. 6 Love Train (4:03)
  7. 7 Got It Made (3:50)
  8. 8 Love Will Come (4:30)
  9. 9 Perfume (3:35)
  10. 10 Feel Good (5:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Holly Johnson Primary Artist, Synthesizer Bass, String Piano
Lance Ellington Vocals, Background Vocals
Brian May Guitar, Soloist
John Barclay Brass
Guy Barker Brass
Steve Byrd Guitar
Marius de Vries Keyboards
Stevie Lange Vocals
Dee Lewis Vocals
Vini Reilly Guitar, Guest Appearance
Andy Richards Keyboards
Don Snow Vocals
John Thirkell Brass
Chris Whitten Drums
Mark Williamson Background Vocals
Steve Howell Synthesizer, Keyboards, Soloist
Nick Bagnall Keyboards, Synthesizer Bass
Vicky Brown Vocals
Danny Cummins Percussion
Luis Jardin Percussion
Johnny Willett Guitar
Suddenly Denise Vocals
Stuart Brooke Brass
Neil Taylor Guitar
Technical Credits
Dan Hartman Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Remixing, Additional Production
Steve Power Engineer
Holly Johnson Arranger, Composer, Programming, Lyricist
Guy Chambers Programming
Marius de Vries Programming
Spike Drake Engineer
Nigel Green Engineer
Stephen Hague Producer, Remixing, Additional Production
Tim Hunt Engineer
Steve Lovell Arranger, Programming, Producer
Dave Meegan Engineer
Richard Niles Brass Arrangment
Tony Phillips Engineer
Andy Richards Producer
Steve Howell Programming
Nick Bagnall Arranger, Programming, Drum Fills
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