I Hue and Cry: Remote (Circa). In the wake at all the white soul outpourings
lrom Glasgow over the last lew years. it has to be remembered that Hue and Cry
and Wet Wet Wet were not only the lirst. but the best exponents ol the art. This album takes overwhere the slightly one dimensional Seduced and Abandoned tell all. and without a radical alteration in style shows a marked improvement over its predecessor.
It you believe in opening with your best shots. then you cannot do much betterthan Ordinary Angel (the last single) and Looking For Linda (the next single). Side one also contains Violently. a vocally strong ballad. which seems to tall back on an old lyrical tascination with the idea of the neW/relormed man.
Throughoutthe best musicians availableturn in impeccable pertormances. although. on occasion. this is allowed to obscure Hue and 'i Cry‘s most potent selling point. the clarity and beauty ol Pat Kane's voice. Cases in point would be Guy On The Wall. DollarWilliam and Under Neon. where doubts may be cast on the songwriting strength. despite the line playing and production.
At times the production may also be too much. and the need to hear Hue and Cry stripped downtotheirpiano and vocal bases and strengths becomes
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apparent. However. the highlight oi the album has to be the title track, where everything that is good about Hue and Cry— the voice. the musicianship and the production gel perlectly tor what sounds like a suretire hit.
Three Foot Blast at Fire and Family at Eyes sound like othersingle contenders. and lorthe rest at the album to be widely heard a hit single is a sad necessity. It would be an undeserved tate ilHue and Cry were to be lorever banished into Smash Hits' tile of ‘people who used to be pop stars.‘ (John Williamson).
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