The Outsiders - Close Up

The Outsiders - Close Up
The Outsiders - Close Up
Format: Vinyl (LP) 
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Label (Code): Captured Tracks (CT 208)
Special Attributes: Reissue in 1000 copies
Release Date: 2014
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"...Close Up hardly sounds like the work of a band on its last legs; this is powerful, efficient rock & roll that has aged far more gracefully than most of the bands in the U.K. punk class of 1978..." (

“...For their second album, first wave U.K. punks the Outsiders decided to move on from the home-recorded D.I.Y. sound of their first LP and ventured into a proper recording studio for the first time. However, they didn't use the occasion to slather gloss on their music, and while 1978's Close Up does sound cleaner, richer, and more precise than 1977's Calling on Youth, the production is admirably lean and straightforward, and if anything, the arrangements are less tricked up than on the group's debut, with fewer acoustic guitar overdubs and a sleek, speedier approach that makes room for Adrian Borland's guitar heroics. By this point in the Outsiders' career, Borland was reportedly growing tired of the confines of the punk template (he'd break up the band to form the Sound before the year was out), and in many respects, Close Up sounds as much post-punk as punk;..." (Read More:

Track List 

A1 Vital Hours    
A2 Observations    
A3 Fixed Up    
A4 Touch And Go    
A5 White Debt    
A6 Count For Something    

B1 Out Of Place    
B2 Keep The Pain Inside    
B3 Face To Face    
B4 Semi-Detached Life    
B5 Conspiracy Of War

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