Hershey, Pennsylvania's the Ocean Blue are practically masters of sweet, gentle, vaguely British pop, combining sparkling, jangly guitars with crisp, sweet vocals and thoroughly melodic songwriting. Their self-titled debut lays down the blueprint for this sound, which remained largely unchanged through releases like Cerulean (which sported slightly dreamier production and songwriting) and Beneath the Rhythm & Sound (the band's most polished and pop-oriented effort), falling somewhere between the squeaky-clean pop of the Housemartins and the gorgeous melodic elements of the Cocteau Twins. While its songwriting occasionally falters, and it lacks the sonic cohesion of its two successors, The Ocean Blue delivers on what makes all of the band's work so appealing: simple, beautiful hooks and melodies.
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Performance CreditsOcean Blue Primary Artist
Steve Lau Keyboards,Saxophone,Vocals
Rob Minnig Drums
Bobby Mittan Guitar,Bass Guitar
David Schelzel Guitar,Vocals
Technical CreditsJohn Davis Engineer
Ken Jones Engineer
David Leonard Engineer
Mark Opitz Producer
John Porter Producer
Mike Dignam Engineer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Ocean Blue based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
First original album of the group; each song is fantastic and can stand on its own as a hit single; very meaningful and soulful songs; their other albums "Cerulean" and "Davy Jones' Locker" are great too