Too Good to Be True: Very Best of él Records

Too Good to Be True: Very Best of él Records

     
 
An outgrowth of the heralded Cherry Red label, Mike Alway's él Records defined baroque pop during the 1980s, building an exemplary catalog elegantly blending soft rock, easy listening, and fern-bar jazz at a time when the world wanted nothing of the kind. It was music about 20 years behind and ahead of its time, and its releases remain

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An outgrowth of the heralded Cherry Red label, Mike Alway's él Records defined baroque pop during the 1980s, building an exemplary catalog elegantly blending soft rock, easy listening, and fern-bar jazz at a time when the world wanted nothing of the kind. It was music about 20 years behind and ahead of its time, and its releases remain sought-after by bespectacled record collectors the world over. The aptly titled Too Good to Be True celebrates the label's 20th anniversary by assembling two dozen cult classics from él's mid-'80s heyday -- inasmuch as none of these records were hits, it balances "stars" (Momus, Louis Philippe, and the Would-Be-Goods, most notably) alongside long-forgotten one-shots like Anthony Adverse ("The Ruling Class") and the Cavaliers ("It's a Beautiful Game") -- essential listening for anyone who still laments the creative breakup of Burt Bacharach, Hal David, and Dionne Warwick.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/15/2005
Label:
Cherry Red Uk
UPC:
5013929128729
catalogNumber:
287

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