The Style Council – Café Bleu (1984) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2010 # UIGY-9055]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 44:10 minutes | Scans included | 1,31 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 919 MB
Genre: Jazz, Rock
Style Council’s first proper album Cafe Bleu was one of their better efforts, but it indicated the group’s fatal flaw — a tendency to be too eclectic and overambitious. Amidst the lazy jazz instrumentals, many of them courtesy of Mick Talbot, Paul Weller inserted several solid soul-tinged pop songs, including “My Ever Changing Moods,” “Headstart for Happiness,” “You’re the Best Thing,” and “Here’s One That Got Away.” However, that doesn’t excuse the rap experiment, “A Gospel.” The album was later released with a slightly different running order as My Ever Changing Moods in the U.S.; the American edition included the U.K. hit “A Solid Bond in Your Heart”.
01. Mick’s Blessings
02. The Whole Point Of No Return
03. Me Ship Came In!
04. Blue Cafe
05. The Paris Match
06. My Ever Changing Moods
07. Dropping Bombs On The Whitehouse
08. A Gospel
09. Strength Of Your Nature
10. You’re The Best Thing
11. Here’s One That Got Away
12. Headstart For Happiness
13. Council Meetin’
DSD Transferred from analogue master tapes by Manabu Matsumura (Universal Studio Mastering).
Features the 2010 DSD mastering based on Japanese original analog tape. Reissue features the high-fidelity SHM-SACD format (fully compatible with standard SACD player, but it does not play on standard CD players). DSD Transferred by Manabu Matsumura.