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Mange Tout


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  • Personnel: Neil Arthur (vocals, guitar, electronics); Vinny DellaRocca, Jim Clouse (saxophone); Joe Mosello (trumpet); Jack Gale, Keith O'Quinn (trombone); Stephen Luscombe (keyboards, synthesizer, electronics).
  • Liner Note Author: Neil Arthur.
  • Recording information: Island Studios, London (08/1983-11/1983); Marcus Music, London (08/1983-11/1983); Sarm East, London (08/1983-11/1983); Sigma Sound, New York City (08/1983-11/1983).
  • Illustrators: Sukita; Simon Fowler .
  • Photographers: Sukita; Simon Fowler .
  • Mange Tout, Blancmange's follow-up to Happy Families, appeared in 1984. Typical of many second albums, the production is a little glossier, the sound a little less fresh. On Mange Tout, Arthur and Luscombe stick to the pattern they established on their debut, alternating catchy, sequencer-heavy pop with downtempo ballads. Sitar and tabla flavorings continue to play a significant role, as does co-conspirator David Rhodes' guitar. Also typical of many sophomore efforts, Mange Tout at times runs short of material. While the singles "Don't Tell Me" and "Blind Vision" are nigh irresistible, the similar "That's Love That It Is" gets to be a bit much. And though the B-side boasts the nifty a cappella "See the Train" and the pleasing (if disturbingly Thompson Twins-like) "My Baby," a couple of the songs carry the stench of filler. The album's closer -- a synth-heavy, nearly eight-minute take on ABBA's "The Day Before You Came" -- isn't terrible, just inexplicable. ~ Bill Cassel
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