Blue - Blue (1973)
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.
Listen to the full album-
Yes, an undeservdly overlooked band. I have their 1980 album that they made in USA and it's like a power pop record, very good catchy stuff, but not like their first two.
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...
A number of their albums have been reissued on the South Korean Big Pink label as attractive and fairly priced mini LP CDs. You can see the following titles
Blue (first album)
Life In The Navy (their second album)
Another Night Time Flight
Though two of them are out of stock at present.
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?
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.