Then Jerico - The Big Area (1989) [Japan]
Pop/Rock, Acid Rock, New Wave | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans (JPEG) | 46:35 Min. | 386,82 Mb
Label: London Records / Polydor K.K. (Japan) | Cat.# POOL-20110 | Released: 1989-04-07
The second and, as far as most listeners were concerned, final album from London's Then Jerico stands as the group's defining moment, containing their biggest hit (the rousing, synth-rocking title track) and best presentation, courtesy of former Roxy Music producer Rhett Davies. His polished, sweeping soundscapes match the band's anthemic songwriting well, even if they do remove some of the live excitement that was also a staple of Then Jerico's appeal. The highs here are higher than on First (The Sound of Music), as singer Mark Shaw turns "Sugar Box" into the sort of epic ballad that eluded him previously, and overall is much less mannered than on the band's debut.