Singles Collection

The Singles Collection

by The Bluebells
     
 

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Even the most despondent soul will not be able to resist the Bluebells' charms on The Singles Collection. Containing more than an hour of uplifting, buoyant, and toe-tapping jangle pop, The Singles Collection is an irresistible career retrospective from a band that should've sold as many records as the Beatles.

Overview

Even the most despondent soul will not be able to resist the Bluebells' charms on The Singles Collection. Containing more than an hour of uplifting, buoyant, and toe-tapping jangle pop, The Singles Collection is an irresistible career retrospective from a band that should've sold as many records as the Beatles. Unfortunately, the Bluebells were trapped in the wrong decade. The influence of '80s college-radio favorites such as Aztec Camera and the Pale Fountains is easily detected in the Bluebells' marriage of new wave and folk, but the golden harmonies of "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" and "Cath" recall '60s fixtures like the Everly Brothers and Every Mother's Son. "All I Ever Said" captures the lovestruck innocence of the early Beatles. On "Patriot's Game" and "Aim in Life," the Bluebells explore serious matters such as the futility of war and the loneliness of old age with warmth and intelligence; although they're not as hummable as most of the tracks on The Singles Collection, they inject emotional weight in the group's discography. However, there's nothing wrong with catchy, rousing pop music, and the Bluebells cook a king's feast on The Singles Collection. One listen is all it takes to be spellbound by the shimmering hooks of songs such as "Forever More" and "Happy Birthday (Turn Gold)."

Product Details

Release Date:
01/10/2006
Label:
Warner Spec. MKT. Uk
UPC:
0685738102457
catalogNumber:
381024
Rank:
60350

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bluebells   Primary Artist
Neil Baldwin   Bass
Lawrence Donegan   Bass
Craig Gannon   Guitar
Robert Hodgens   Guitar
Kenneth McCluskey   Harmonica,Vocals
Dave McCluskey   Drums

Technical Credits

Elvis Costello   Producer
Ray Russell   String Arrangements
Bluebells   Producer
Siobhan Fahey   Composer
Colin Fairley   Producer
Robert Hodgens   Composer
Kenneth McCluskey   Composer
Robin Millar   Producer
Alan Tarney   Producer
Lenny Waronker   Remixing
Dominic Behan   Composer
Robert Henry   Producer
Robert Andrews   Producer
Dave McCluskey   Composer

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