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The Exits - The Legendary Lost Album

The Exits - The Legendary Lost Album

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Release Date: 24/02/2023
Format: LP Gold Vinyl
Label: Optic Nerve
Catalogue Number: OPT4053


In these songs you’ll find the DNA of The Direct Hits. Although very Elvis Costello like in both style and vocal delivery, these early recordings, dating from 1979 show a remarkable pop sensibility that had come on leaps and bounds since the release of the band’s first single, the now highly sought after ‘Fashion Plague’ b/w ‘Cheam’ released a year prior to these being recorded. Songs like ‘We broke up today’ have all the hallmarks of classic merseybeat, while out and out power pop like ‘Holiday Shots’ and ‘Fool to fall in love’ encapsulate perfectly the sheer exuberance of the genre. More than a few steps ahead of several of their contemporaries, the band’s built in tunesmiths Buckmaster and Swan were writing catchy songs that carried a powerful punch performed with the energy and excitement of the period. The Exits left behind a wonderful set of recordings that are worthy of a comprehensive vinyl retrospective release, These recordings first saw the light of day on a CD only release back in 2007 when Cherry Red released the CD The Legendary Lost Exits album through it’s Rev-Ola offshoot. Reportedly the band members were disappointed with the overall mix on the finished release for being a little Lo-Fi . There are no such issues with this specially remastered version for vinyl. The tracks sound fresh, punchy and full of annoyingly great hooks! We are delighted to bring you yet another great addition to our catalogue of long since undisturbed sleeping giants, the Exits, and their Legendary Lost album!

Tracklist:

THE FASHION PLAGUE
CHEAM
THIS TOY TOWN WORLD (KEEP ON TRYIN’)
FOOL TO FALL IN LOVE
MOOD WALK
HOLIDAY SHOTS
THE RADIO
INDEX LINKED
SCHOOL OF INTRIGUE
REVOLT INTO STYLE
WE BROKE UP TODAY
LOVERS TALK
CHANTELLE
FASHION PAGE

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