Monday, 30 April 2012

Linn: Studio Master Downloads: Alaska

For many (well, a few) 'Alaska' and 'Limbo' are Miracle Mile's finest moments.
Both albums are being remastered for Linn's 'Studio Master Downloads Series'.
The downloads are pricey but Marcus (and remaster master Pete Beckmann) say that they sound 'fantastic'.
'Alaska' is ten years old and I got to hear its anniversary remaster this weekend.
I'm not one for banging drums but I'd forgotten how potent it is; there's a depth to the re-master that brings everything into startling focus.
It was an assault on the senses and, I've got to admit, all a bit overwhelming for Hilary, Di and I as we sat and listened.
If you are interested you can have a look here...

‘Alaska’, Miracle Mile’s 4th album was released in 2002 to overwhelming critical acclaim:

"Gentle enchantment. The loveliest melodies you've ever heard."  UNCUT ****

“Timeless, adult pop; Miracle Mile’s obscurity remains unfathomable.”  The Sunday Times ****

“Blessed with a gorgeous voice, Trevor Jones must rank as one of this nation’s most criminally overlooked songwriters.”  Mojo ****

“Quite irresistible; a first class album; smart, original music, ideally played and beautifully recorded.” Maverick ****

“Perfect pop; complicated like Prefab Sprout, direct like Deacon Blue.Q ****

“Lovely tunes with arrangements of quite astonishing beauty; Miracle Mile’s finest work yet” 
Hi-Fi News Rating: A1*

“Simply amazing. McAloon, Frame, Trevor Jones. That’s the way it should be. If you’ve not heard this there’s a gap in your life. Honest. 17 tracks and not a filler among them.” 
NetRhythms Top Ten albums of 2003

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