Sunday, April 14, 2013

April 14, 2013

DAVE EDMUNDS...Information  (1983)
Information was released 30 years ago in 1983 and it reached number 51 on the U.S. Billboard album charts.  I'll give it a 2 out of 5 stars.  When I saw that the album was produced by Jeff Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra I thought "Oh, this might be pretty cool."  I was a little disappointed.  It's not horrible or anything like that, but it's not an album I'm going to listen to again any time soon.  I had picked it for the AOTD because of the song "Slipping Away" (written by Lynne) as it's a good track.  The rest of the album is cool (with the exception of the horrendous cover "The Shape I'm In") but lacks any punch and also has a bit too much synthesizer goin' on (I know, it was the 80's).  You won't hate it but you won't love it, either.
(CD, vinyl, Allmusic review)

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