Blue were a Scottish pop rock band, formed in Glasgow in 1973 which would featured ex-members of Marmalade, The Poets and One in a Million (Jimmy McCulloch briefly). Their first album was released on RSO Records in 1973 and has that classic early seventies laidback pop sound with some nice beatlesque touches. Not a classic perhaps but well worth a listen and it can still be picked up very cheaply but hasn't been re-issued on CD as of yet.
Don't know how I missed this album. "I Wish I Could Fly" is sublime. And there's good stuff elsewhere on the album too. Not mentioned in either Tapestry of Delights or Galactic Ramble though. From what I could gather some connection to The Marmalade and Jimmy McCulloch. Oops, you guys mentioned that already. Thanks for the heads up on this album.
Does seem to have had a Japanese CD release and maybe another CD release with a more recent era bonus track...
Thanks for the imput lads,
don't know how I missed that CD reissue- I have a few of those Big Pink cds and they are good for filling gaps. Wonder if they are offical?
Mar 2, 2017 - 7:24AM
Re: Blue - Blue (1973)
The ones I have on Big Pink all have licensing information on them. I recently bought the just released Buckingham-Nicks - S/T mini LP CD album from the same source on Big Pink and that is licensed. I think it's like Japan in that stuff can get licensed in the far east that it can't be in the west sometimes. Don't know how that works. I'm not a Fleetwood Mac fan but I have always wanted to hear the Buckingham-Nicks album from '73 and it is really nice, from masters as well by the sounds of it. Plus there's loads of xtras. Anyway, I think you an buy those Korean titles with confidence.