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Life's rich tapestry...




Modern English is an English group formed in 1979 in Colchester by Robbie Gray, Gary McDowell and Michael Conroy. Who will be joined quickly by Richard Brown and Stephen Walker.


Their first single "Limp" was released in 1979 and was only very successful.


It was a year later in 1980 that the band had their first two hits with "Swans on glass" and "Gathering dust". Modest successes but success nonetheless.


The year 1981 saw the release of their first album "Mesh & Lace". Album that performs a more than honorable journey in the Charts. Ditto for the single “Smiles and laughter” which came out the same year.


The beginning of international recognition began in 1982 when the album "After the snow" was released. Album driven mainly by the hit "I melt with you" which will go strong on both sides of the Atlantic.


Two years later in 1984 the album "Ricochet days" was released, which in turn was popular with the public. “Chapter 12” will be the flagship single and to a lesser extent “Hands across the sea”.


The album "Stop Start" was released two years later in 1986 but went relatively unnoticed. The group did not recover and imploded shortly thereafter.


Then will come back later and produce other albums, albums which will unfortunately go unnoticed to say the least...


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

  • Drowning man 1979

  • Swans on glass 1980

  • Gathering dust 1980

  • Smiles and laughter 1981

  • Life in the gladhouse 1982

  • I melt with you 1982

  • Someone’s calling 1983

  • Chapter 12 1984

  • Hand across the sea 1984

  • Ink and paper 1986

  • Night train1986

  • Life's rich tapestry 1990

  • Beautiful people 1991

  • Heaven 1996

  • I can't breathe 1996

  • Here we go again 1996

  • It's OK 2010

  • Soundtrack 2010

  • Call me 2010

  • Trees 2016

  • Dark cloud 2016

  • Flood of light 2016


 

Clips :


1979...a very first title to break in and hope that we notice them a little bit. Hope somewhat disappointed on this one...



1980...debuts finally noticed which positions the group as one of the best hopes of the moment. A case to follow...



1980... the group tries to stick a little more to the latest musical developments of the moment. Efforts that are bound to go in the right direction...



1981 ... the level rises, slowly, but surely. Admittedly, the group has not yet found 'its' style but we are getting closer ...



1982 ... the BIG year. That starts quietly, of course, but the best is yet to come, you just need to be patient ...



1982 ... the group has finally found its style. Result of the races : a first top hit which finally devotes them to the planetary level



1983 ... the years go by but are not necessarily alike. Grand cru 1982, much less in 1983. A small hit and then goes ...



1984 ... even years are doing quite well for them. The proof with this excellent title which will undoubtedly remain as one of their most emblematic...



1984 ... a title which will only be classified in the USA. No one is a prophet in his country as they say. But at least it allows them to save the furniture ...



1986 ... not much to eat in this new year. A title that will not even be classified despite a significant quality however ...



1986...this one will also pass under the radar, which is incomprehensible to say the least. A year 1986 which would have frankly deserved to be a little better rewarded on the Charts side...



1990 ... a new decade which will see them disappear from the radar, like many colleagues. An atypical group which will have produced, in any case, several high class titles



1991...we don't think the group will recover from it and that this title is likely to be the last one. But it's hard to know them...



1996... because here they are again 5 years later and surely not decided to throw in the towel. The adventure will therefore continue, to the delight of the basic fans...



1996 ... certainly, we do not lie, the best years are now behind them. But what they will continue to offer is far from devoid of interest, that's clear...



1996...a group that is slowly but surely approaching 20 years of career. A busy career of which they have nothing to be ashamed of, far from it...



2010 ... when we thought the case was definitely folded, here they come back again almost 14 years later. They will have taken the time to reflect, to say the least...



2010...unfortunately the return will have been too late and there are not many people left to be interested in them. Really unfortunate...



2010... after, as long as they enjoy what they do, there's no reason why they shouldn't continue the adventure. And frankly, who would complain...



2016... the air holes follow one another but they come back inexorably. This time, we will lose sight of them for almost 6 years and here they are back in a form that we will qualify as certain...



2016...certain but not enough to bring them back into the race. Afterwards, once again it will be the basic fans who can only be delighted with this umpteenth comeback...



2016... so we imagine that this title will not be the last. Because we now know with them, everything is always possible...


 

Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_English_(band)

Official Website :

http://modernenglish.me/

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/75824

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxCM3Kk_c3qk7apEcRcDGzw/featured


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