STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 33496-14452 LABEL: PRT TECH1 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
Husband and wife Bev Sage and Steve Fairnie were the Techno Twins who, for a moment in time, were big favourites at Greenbelt. Previously they had fronted the bands Writz and Famous Names and been a part of Fish Co but when their band twice failed to achieve mainstream pop success because their label went bust, it was time to strike out as a duo and make '80s pop. They were a very talented pair with fingers in a few pies. This debut album saw them producing a mixture of glossy pop originals and creative cover versions. Their version of "Falling In Love Again" (yes, the Marlene Dietrich oldie) was their only chart success, reaching the bottom end of the top 75. They deserved more since their hybrid of "I Wanna Be Loved By You" and Glenn Miller's "In The Mood" retitled "Swing Together" was very clever and extremely catchy. Their own pop funk demonstrated on "Gone With The Wind" and "Hi-Tech" was always very accomplished. Other covers of "I Got You Babe" and "Can't Help Falling In Love" work really well too. They also did weird pretty well too on "Donald & Julie Go Boating", "Angels Of Mercy" and "Beautiful Women In Bermuda Shorts". So imagine creative, slightly off kilter '80s synth pop and you get close to this. They could easily have become very popular since their first act to promote this album on release was to go on tour with top band of the day, Imagination. There were other albums that followed on from here but further chart success sadly eluded them.
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