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40 years ago - Senses Still Working Overtime

Postby Mike Boom » 10 Jan 2022, 17:23

Released in January 1982

A Top Ten hit AND a masterpiece


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Re: 40 years ago - Senses Still Working Overtime

Postby slightbreeze » 10 Jan 2022, 17:54

Absolutely. Brilliant band, brilliant song and surely, one of the strangest records to make the Top 10

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Re: 40 years ago - Senses Still Working Overtime

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 10 Jan 2022, 18:06

To me they're very, very beautiful.
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Re: 40 years ago - Senses Still Working Overtime

Postby mudshark » 10 Jan 2022, 19:03

For me English Settlement is their best album and Senses Working Overtime one of the best songs on it.
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Re: 40 years ago - Senses Still Working Overtime

Postby slightbreeze » 10 Jan 2022, 19:40

mudshark wrote:For me English Settlement is their best album and Senses Working Overtime one of the best songs on it.


Seconded.

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Re: 40 years ago - Senses Still Working Overtime

Postby Neige » 10 Jan 2022, 20:01

Great, great song from a great album (though I still prefer Apple Venus myself)
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Re: 40 years ago - Senses Still Working Overtime

Postby pcqgod » 10 Jan 2022, 21:15

Great track, though I prefer "Ball and Chain" from that album.
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Postby slightbreeze » 10 Jan 2022, 21:31

Indeed. Very often prefer Colin's songs, tbh

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Re: 40 years ago - Senses Still Working Overtime

Postby Mike Boom » 11 Jan 2022, 00:10

Neige wrote:Great, great song from a great album (though I still prefer Apple Venus myself)


Indeed, Apple Venus is a stunning record, they don't come much better than that, and I keep hearing new things in it, the Orchestrations are just mind-blowing and beautifully recorded.

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Re: 40 years ago - Senses Still Working Overtime

Postby Matt Wilson » 11 Jan 2022, 18:07

The LPs are almost all great. I love the Dukes stuff as well.
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Re: 40 years ago - Senses Still Working Overtime

Postby Mike Boom » 11 Jan 2022, 19:34

I would rate them thusly (minus the Dukes)

Apple Venus Volume 1
Skylarking
Nonsuch
Wasp Star
English Settlement
Black Sea
Oranges & Lemons
The Big Express
Mummer
Drums and Wires
Go 2
White Music

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Re: 40 years ago - Senses Still Working Overtime

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 13 Jan 2022, 09:42

Mike Boom wrote:I would rate them thusly (minus the Dukes)

Apple Venus Volume 1
Skylarking
Nonsuch
Wasp Star
English Settlement
Black Sea
Oranges & Lemons
The Big Express
Mummer
Drums and Wires
Go 2
White Music


Pretty much how I would rate the albums, but with some elbowing and shuffling of the top four.

For me it would be:

Nonsuch
Apple Venus Volume 1/Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2) (like the White Album)
Skylarking

I think they would be interchangable depending on the time of year; winter, spring, summer, autumn if that makes any sense at all.
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