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Keyboardist Dave Stewart and vocalist Barbara Gaskin started their careers in Canterbury-related English bands of the late '60s before joining forces in 1981. Their first single 'It's My Party' was a number one hit worldwide, launching them on a sophisticated pop-based trajectory which has lasted to the present day. All of Dave & Barbara's recent and reissued CDs can be ordered here. You can also legally download their first two albums in song or album format - please note that these downloads are not the remastered versions which appear on the recent Special Edition CDs.

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Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin
The Big Idea (Special Edition)



This album took nearly five years to record and marks Stewart/Gaskin's transition from radio-friendly pop singles to the album long form. The album contains a mixture of imaginative, heavily reworked covers (including an atmospheric version of The Blue Nile's 'Heatwave') and Dave Stewart originals; it concludes with the monumental 'New Jerusalem', featuring a 25-piece Welsh choir, the pipe organ of St. George's Church, Hanover Square and a thunderous, cross-rhythmic contribution from Porcupine Tree / King Crimson drummer Gavin Harrison.



Tracks


1. Levi Stubbs' Tears (Billy Bragg)
2. My Scene (D. Stewart)
3. Grey Skies (D. Stewart)
4. Subterranean Homesick Blues (Bob Dylan)
5. Heatwave (P. Buchanan / R. Bell)
6. The Crying Game (G. Stephens)
7. Deep Underground (D. Stewart)
8. Shadowland (D. Stewart)
9. Mr. Theremin (D. Stewart)
10. New Jerusalem (D. Stewart)

Bonus track:

11. Like The Ocean (D. Stewart)

 

 




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