May 13, 2020

Double - Blue (1985)

*U.S. first pressing. 
Contains 8 tracks total.
Country: Sweden
Language: English
Genre: Pop
Style: Sophisti-pop
Label Number: CD 5133/DX 640

© 1985-1986 A&M Records
AllMusic Review by Ted Mills
Coming out of several Zurich-based experimental rock bands, including a very early stint with Yello, Kurt Maloo and Felix Haug's Double finally released their debut in 1986, after several years of recording and releasing 12" singles. Blue would have been a local matter if not for the single "Captain of Her Heart," a smooth piece of jazz-pop with a strong piano riff, wailing alto saxisms, and Maloo's off-the-cuff delivery. Fans of that song expecting more of the same pseudo-sophistication may be disappointed to find the rest of the tracks on Blue to be yet another collection of sub-Roxy Music impressions. Pre-"Captain" single "Rangoon Moon" has a little something going for it, as an interesting footnote of a song, but most will find their hits appearance on numerous '80s anthologies to be more than enough. Too laid-back to be taken seriously.

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