Q, March 2008
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“Two-disc, ’79-’87 overview of indie’s grand men”
It’s more than two decades since their heyday, but as recent respects paid by Coldplay and Arcade Fire attest, Liverpool’s Echo And The Bunnymen were once a vital force in music. This two-disc retrospective traces their first flush of life, presenting such ace singles as Never Stop and The Killing Moon plus selected album and EP tracks. From their scratchy origins as Bowie and Television fans to the frosty tundras of their Ocean Rain zenith, this is music of heroism, enigma and pop vigour, with only a cover of The Doors’ People Are Strange really clanging.