domingo, 16 de novembro de 2014
Magazine - Real Life (FULL ALBUM)
Real Life is the debut studio album by English new wave band Magazine. It was released in June 1978 through Virgin Records and peaked at number twenty-nine on the UK Album Chart. Real Life includes the single "Shot by Both Sides". The album was also preceded by the non-album single "Touch and Go"; a song from the album's recording sessions.
The album was written over the preceding year by the band with Howard Devoto providing all of the lyrics. The writing credits of the album bear marks the group's development. The two earliest songs "Shot by Both Sides" and "The Light Pours Out of Me" are co-written with Devoto's former Buzzcocks bandmate Pete Shelley. The majority of the material on the album was written by Devoto in collaboration with guitarist and founding member John McGeoch. "Motorcade" was co-written with the groups keyboardist Bob Dickinson who played with the group in mid-1977 before being dismissed. The music for album's final track "Parade" was written by Dickinson's replacement Dave Formula with bassist Barry Adamson.
Having toured much of the album through 1977 and early 1978, the group's then line-up of Devoto (vocals), McGeoch (guitar and saxophone), Adamson (bass), Formula (keyboards) and Martin Jackson (drums) recorded the album in sessions using the Virgin Mobile and at Abbey Road Studios between March and April 1978. The album was produced and engineered by John Leckie. Receiving excellent reviews the album was originally released an LP and a cassette in June 1978. The album was subsequently released as a budget album on LP, Cassette and CD in the late-eighties. A remastered edition of the album was released by Virgin/EMI in 2007, along with the other three of the band's first four studio albums including four bonus tracks and liner notes by Kieron Tyler. The original artwork and monoprint for the album was designed by Linder and the photography was by Adrian Boot.