The ADVERTS – ” Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts ” 2022 Re-press Double Album Set

Posted: July 26, 2022 in MUSIC

Released after an ever growing live following and the string of successful chart hits, the Advert’s debut has cemented its place in punk rock history.

Now this 2xAlbum set release including an extra album with 12 tracks made of up single recordings and live bonus tracks. from the sonic armageddon which ushers in ‘One Chord Wonders’ through to the deliriously protracted fade of ‘Great British Mistake’, ‘Crossing The Red Sea’ never put’s a foot wrong. Created at the height of punk, recorded with all the venom and passion which gave the era such vitality, ‘Crossing The Red Sea’ was at once a statement of intent and a bellow of defiance, a refusal to take anything for granted, even its own brilliance. more than that, though, the album defined and thus became the precious moment in time when the establishment rules of rock fell away, and new ones still had to be carved out. and by those brittle standards,

The Adverts weren’t simply ‘Crossing The Red Sea’, they were parting it. With TV Smith’s intelligent and perceptive lyrics, and Gaye Advert’s thundering bass, the songs still pack a punch. From the screeching first chord of “One Chord Wonders” through to the surprisingly still relevant a blistering final song “The Great British Mistake“, it drives the listener forward.

The Adverts were never speed merchants, and their brand of punk rock was miles away from, say, Sham 69, and are closer in tone to The Ruts or mid period Clash. But these track still have the power to send a shiver down the spine and the hairs on the neck to rise.

What can I say except this has to be one of the greatest punk albums of all time a masterpiece.

Release: 2nd September 2022

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