NIGHT LIFE - This opening track reminds me of Heaven 17 with a hint of Krafwerk's electronic vocal backing on the chorus. Bright and breezy with a great vocal, a pumping electronic beat and catchy chorus. Sets you up nicely for the nostalgic glimpse into your 80s past that is to come.
HAVEN'T I TRIED - Starts with a person walking and whistling before the footsteps change into a throbbing electrobeat, synths and handclap sounds. The verses are clearly Erasure-like but the chorus somehow changes into Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys! Great song, the chorus is sing-a-long catchy and the vocals and composition are perfect Electro Pop.
NEW HORIZONS - The vocals on this track remind me of Midge Ure (of Ultravox fame) intertwined with a musical style of The Thompson Twins. Really nice emotional vocals in what sounds like a positive song of hope. Proves that Jeff isn't just a one trick pony, he can throw out a moving ballad as well as catchy Pop.
SEE THE TEARS - With a pumping Electro Disco beat and full of Electronic effects this is a mash of New Order and Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark. The quickfire non stop vocals keep the track ticking over, Has elements that make it sound like a superb remix which could have been a hit in the clubs at the time.
AM I DREAMING - This track is the one most sounding like Human League. My favourite on the album by far. Jeff gives us his best Philip Oakey vocal and its so good it takes me back to 1981 when I first bought the "Dare" album. The biggest compliment I can give, is that this could be ON that album!
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