I recently rediscovered a band I used to listen to, and I like them more now than I did years ago. The Blue Nile is perhaps an acquired taste, so if some of you don't like this stuff, I won't be surprised. On the other hand, some of you may like this music a lot. The band, which consists of singer Paul Buchanan, Robert Bell and Paul Joseph Moore, are from Glasgow in Scotland. I have not heard their latest stuff, so I will feature their excellent early work from the albums A Walk Across The Rooftops (1983) and Hats (1989).
They're not very prolific, having released only 2 more albums in the time since. As the reporter for the Guardian wrote (link above), this music is "melancholy perfection." Honestly, I could have played every song on both albums. Stick with these songs. If you're going to listen to them, listen all the way through.
Here's the playlist.
- The Downtown Lights (from Hats)
- Tinseltown In The Rain (from Walk Across The Rooftops, live)
- Midnight Without You (with trumpet player Chris Botti, from Midnight Without You, 1997)
- Heatwave (from Walk Across The Rooftops, Paul Buchanan solo acoustic)
- Saturday Night (from Hats)