TOY – The Split (1981/2018) [FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

TOY – The Split (1981/2018) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz  | Time – 37:47 minutes | 496 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Hi Score Records

Belgian group playing “civilized rock music”, with a career spanning the seventies to the nineties.

The album “The Split” was released in Belgium, Holland, Germany, Spain, Argentina, Switzerland, New-Zealand, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. According to the bio: “There was much more contrast in the music by incorporating synths (with Werner Pensaert, who would become a regular member soon afterwards). The point that was perhaps most unique was the vocals : two singers with a totally different sound and timbre made Toy stand out. With this album it was proven that a Flemish group was capable of putting together a balanced album that was up to international standards”.

However “The Split” didn’t become a landmark album : “Too much cut- and paste technique by Harry Woods and Theo Van Hemelryk, and not enough strong melodies.” was the verdict by Oor. “I think we suffered from the “Big Disappointment” among the media people” said singer Harry Woods later “Everyone was expecting a bit too much. When the “Big Breakthrough” didn’t happen, everybody was disappointed.”

Tracklist:
1. Survive 04:11
2. Magazine Sweetheart 04:24
3. Pin Striped Suits 03:37
4. Train of Thoughts 02:40
5. People with Funny Faces Never Move to Funny Places (Yeah) 02:34
6. Tanz Der Gilles 02:43
7. Empty Houses 04:07
8. Central Station Flowershop 03:07
9. Suspicion 03:21
10. Sex Makes Deaf 03:24
11. Mysterious 03:39

Personnel:
Harry Woods, vocals, guitar, keyboards
Theo Van Hemelrijk, vocals, guitar, keyboards
Paolo Damanti, piano, clavinet, synthesizer
Renaat Boeykens, bass
Marc Bonne, drums, percussion

Produced by Jürgen Krämer, Toy (4)

Digitally remastered

Download:

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