Goodbye

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Dubstar sounds like the name of a reggae act, but in fact, Goodbye offers very lush, atmospheric and British-sounding synth-pop and dance-pop that inspired quite a few comparisons to St. Etienne, as well as the Pet Shop Boys and New Order. The Newcastle, England trio had become popular in the U.K. in 1995, and it was in 1997 that this CD introduced Dubstar to American shores. While St. Etienne is the most obvious influence on melancholy songs like "Can't Tell Me," "Stars" and "No More Talk," it's important to stress that Dubstar projects an attractive and recognizable personality of its own. Sarah Blackwood's waif-like vocals are as icy cool as the high-tech production, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Dubstar sounds like the name of a reggae act, but in fact, Goodbye offers very lush, atmospheric and British-sounding synth-pop and dance-pop that inspired quite a few comparisons to St. Etienne, as well as the Pet Shop Boys and New Order. The Newcastle, England trio had become popular in the U.K. in 1995, and it was in 1997 that this CD introduced Dubstar to American shores. While St. Etienne is the most obvious influence on melancholy songs like "Can't Tell Me," "Stars" and "No More Talk," it's important to stress that Dubstar projects an attractive and recognizable personality of its own. Sarah Blackwood's waif-like vocals are as icy cool as the high-tech production, but as aloof as she can be, Blackwood allows a lot of vulnerability to come through on this striking, melodically rich effort.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/1997
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731453796140
  • Catalog Number: 537961

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Stars (4:10)
  2. 2 Inside (3:44)
  3. 3 Cathedral Park (3:14)
  4. 4 Just a Girl She Said (4:39)
  5. 5 The View from Here (3:42)
  6. 6 It's Clear (2:22)
  7. 7 No More Talk (3:39)
  8. 8 Anywhere (3:40)
  9. 9 Ghost (3:35)
  10. 10 Can't Tell Me (3:22)
  11. 11 I Will Be Your Girlfriend (3:37)
  12. 12 Wearchest (3:17)
  13. 13 St. Swithin's Day (4:02)
  14. 14 Not So Manic Now (4:28)
  15. 15 Stars (3:54)
  16. 16 Not So Manic Now (6:20)
  17. 17 Stars (6:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dubstar Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Simon Clarke Saxophone
Susan Dench Viola
Andy Duncan Percussion
Stephen Hague Accordion
Roddy Lorimer Trumpet
Leo Payne Violin
Audrey Riley Cello
Tim Sanders Tenor Saxophone
Phil Spalding Bass
Chris Tomblin Violin
Chris Wilkie Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, 6-string bass
Graeme Robinson Drums
Steve Hillier Keyboards
Sarah Blackwood Vocals
Technical Credits
Billy Bragg Composer
Simon Clarke Brass Arrangment
Stephen Hague Producer
Richard Norris Engineer
Sam Hardaker Engineer
Steve Rodway Producer
Motiv 8 Remixing
Steve Hauge Producer
Way Out West Producer, Remixing
Graeme Robinson Producer, Engineer
Ewan Davies Engineer
Steve Hillier Programming
Ewan Davis Engineer
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