The Exit - The Exit

Saturday 1st October 1994
The Exit - The Exit
The Exit - The Exit

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Footstep FRCD006

Reviewed by Tony May

The band's sound came as quite a surprise having heard them in their previous role of an aggressive rock outfit. The heart of The Exit is the married duo of Joel and Beverly Wild, Joel being the son of Malcolm (Malcolm & Alwyn) who co-produced the album. Incidentally, Footstep have re-released M&A's timeless "Fools Wisdom" on CD. The current sound is an ethereal, floating pop, amalgamated with strands of whippy jazz, and softer-than-soft acoustic finesse. Creativity's the word, superfine craftsmanship utilising a whole range of skills and techniques. The original songs, mainly from Joel, are highly melodic and instantly memorable, dare I say showing the results of hearing Dad's music all these years, but building extra layers on it. Beverley's vocals have a very magnetic, captivating quality, strong on emotional interpretation. Classy line up of backing musicians and vocalists, including some from the Footstep Collection Vol 1 compilation. An album to take time over, to dream with, music to lead you to reflection and warmth. Richly artistic and rewarding.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Jillian B in Orlando @ 01:40 on May 4 2015

Totally agree! Love and miss the days of watching them and singing along. Had the tape!!! Wish I could find it..... Meant so much to me and still do. God Bless You Bev and Joel...

Posted by Linda in Winslow,AZ @ 17:14 on Mar 21 2008

As a teenager the tape i had could have possibly snapped as I played it over and over. The songs vocals and lyrics are so artistically conveyed that it would be my escape from the disappointments that came in my life like so many lives at that age.

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