Orange Juice: Edwyn Collins, James Kirk (vocals, guitar); David McClymont (bass); Steven Daly (drums).
Personnel: Edwyn Collins, James Kirk (vocals, guitar, 12-string guitar); Mike McEvoy (keyboards); Steven Daly (drums, percussion); Jackie Challenor, Esther Byrd, Lorenza Johnson (background vocals).
Audio Remasterer: Dennis Smith .
With the sort of bold title that recalled the optimism of the '60s (and, of course, echoes the Beatles' "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away"), Orange Juice's long-playing debut announced a band with a considerable repertoire of musical ideas and some endearingly honest songs about romantic dysfunction and rejection. For some, their purist vision was too near to sentiment and too knowingly coy, but that's a cynic's view. There are some lovely songs here, especially the previous Postcard release "Falling and Laughing" and the single "L.O.V.E. Love." And, in contrast to their reputation, these fey Glaswegians could rock out when the moment demanded it, too. ~ Alex Ogg