1984: Warner Bros 25077-2
WOW what an album ! The weakest track, for me, is Sharkeys Nightand thats only because I heard the version in the concert film Home of the Bravebefore I heard the original version. Ditto Sharkeys Day, although I still enjoy it on this album.
When I lived in Anchorage, Alaska, in the winter of 1986-87, I used to listen to a tape of Blue Lagoon and look out over the wintry weirdness of the city from my apartment window; it always seemed so appropriate for the confused detachment I felt there. Years later I played it for my friend Karen in Edinburgh late one night as part of a show and tell tour of our musical loves, and she said it evoked for her not the heat and silences which I described as being my impression but instead an escape fantasy of someone stuck in a New York City winter. While shes probably accurate in this, and she didnt mean it in a dismissive way, Im still happy with my take on it.
Its an awesome albumget it if you dont already have it.
Days, I dive by the wreck; nights, I swim in the blue lagoon. Always used to wonder who Id bring to a desert island .
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