Came across a mint copy of this a few months ago and what a little corker of an album. From 1984 and blending new romantic pop with jazz the band will always be remembered by the epic “Soul Train” which kicks off the album.
Swans Way was a three-piece from Birmingham. In addition to the future Scarlet Fantastic duo of Maggie De Monde (vocals and percussion) and Rick P. Jones (double bass), Swans Way featured the vocals of Robert Shaw.
The album had 3 very different producers that added their own slant to the Swansway sound, Mike Thorne kept his Linn Drum machine on the more uptempo tracks. Mark Freegard added the atmospherics on others and John L Waters provided the jazzy orchestra polish. There are many highlights to the album but my favourite is “Je Joué” for it’s variety and experimentation. I bet the band Hurts love these!
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Balgier – SWAN 1
|A2||Keeping It Strong|
|B3||When The Wild Calls|