There is such a musical difference between this album and Hand Cut which I guess evolved through the singles released in-between them for the Greatest Hits album. But the stand out tracks here were hidden behind two bland singles - Talking In Your Sleep and Golden Days. It's a shame that this album failed commercially and so few "casual buyers" would have got to hear Bucks Fizz at their most experimental.
It's the two singles mentioned above that I consider to be the weakest tracks on the album. Why oh why did they not release the standout Breaking Me Up?
I'm not a fan of Fizz ballads in general, but January's Gone is one that I think it really great, so I was saddened that it was the first track out on the thread,.
As for She Cries... I seem to remember a magazine feature with Jay Aston and Nik Kershaw where it was said that he would be writing a song for Bucks Fizz. I guess She Cries was the result of that, but when it had already been a b-side to one of his own singles it was hardly "written for them".
And so to the track I have to vote out and I am axing Tears On The Ballroom Floor for the simple reason that the other three are better. That leaves the following tracks as the final three.
I HEAR TALK
INDEBTED TO YOU
BREAKING ME UP