The Fizz (aka Bucks Fizz)- Smoke and Mirrors (New Album)

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  1. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    So I'm not entirely sure whether we've cancelled The Fizz completely cause of Jay Aston's NAZI LEANINGS or what, but The Fizz have announced their new album "Smoke and Mirrors" will be out in March and is preceded by this new single, "The World We Left Behind", which I really rather like, I am LOATHE to say.

     
  2. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    They look a right DOG'S DINNER on that front cover, mind. The state of Rita's PERM!
     
  3. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    The logo rips off the old Bucks Fizz one too, doesn't it? Or one of the later ones, at least...
     
  4. FetchFugly

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    Very shaggy and it barely looks like her face as well.
     
  5. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I imagine it's cheap airbrushing rather than cheap work...
     
  6. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Oh THANK GOD SOMEONE ELSE STARTED IT
     
  7. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    [LOLLY}Don't start without me...[/LOLLY]
     
  8. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Yes, essentially it's the logo from the New Beginning/Writing On The Wall album era minus the 'Bucks'.
     
  9. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    'The World We Left Behind' owes quite the debt to 'Little Lies', doesn't it?
     
  10. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Oh and yes, the state of Reet and Mike on that cover
     
  11. Sheena

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    There's close ups of them on the website that shows NONE of them come out well!
     
  12. Kalabaliken

    Kalabaliken Pop Precision Since 1978

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    It has shades of Happenin' All Over Again in the melody, I think. Thank god it's a REET lead vocal and not Jay. Actually are Jay and Mike even singing on it?
     
  13. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    1. 'Winning Ways'

    2. 'All We Ever Can Do'

    3. 'T.O.T.P'

    4. 'From Here To Eternity'

    5. 'More Than These Words'

    6. 'Reservation'

    7. 'The World We Left Behind'

    8. 'Nothing's Gonna Last Forever'

    9. 'Second To None'

    10. 'Storm'

    11. 'Boomerang'
     
  14. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    It's 'Big Love', isn't it?

    I also think there's a whiff of 'Happenin' All Over Again' there somewhere as well.
     
  15. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    What's this about, though?

     
  16. Ag

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    I guess the cancer was pre karma.
     
  17. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Sorry, I meant that. Clearly Cheryl's gender neutral vox confusing me.

    I didn't get Happenin All Over again, but then I'm far less familiar.
     
  18. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I thought they had swapped Cheryl for Bonnie Tyler originally
     
  19. lolly

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    Dropping on itunes now, but I think it peaked at the low 60s.

    I'm sure they are hoping for another iTunes vocal chart #1, though.
     
  20. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Actually, the song is also a grat track rather than a single, it would seem.
     
  21. FetchFugly

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    It definitely is very Lonnie. I like it a lot - I'd say it is better than anything off the last (non-Xmas) album other than the glory that is Amen.

    If the other material is good maybe I will allow myself to buy the album (second hand off ebay naturally).
     
  22. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    All it takes is 3 mins of OLE CRUDGEY and we're all back on board :D
     
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    Oh yes defo Lonnie and Big Love rip offs.

    Catchy but I really shouldn't.
     
  24. lolly

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    It hasn't got the production flourishes I associate with their 80s stuff enough for me. But then neither did Dancing In The Rain, yet the album contained a lot of them, despite its lack of original tracks.
     
  25. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    First single confirmed to be Winning Ways, and it's getting a premiere on Ken Bruce next Thursday, so very decent promo for them.
     
  26. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I've had to follow them again on instagram, just to bring you this :D

     
  27. FetchFugly

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    Oh my. If THAT is winning, I don't want to see what losing looks like.
     
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  28. Suomi

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    After the genius of “Amen”, The Fizz Are BACK with another great song. Honestly they are like a young Fleetwood Mac and i can’t get enough!

     
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  29. lolly

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    Already a thread in gayers. I'm still not massively feeling this, to be honest. But I thought the lead single was one of the weaker original tracks on the last album. This isn't the lead single though - that's Winning Ways, which gets a Radio 2 premiere on Thursday.
     

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