Crime & The City Solution- Shine

Crime & The City Solution- Shine

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Label: Mute

Reissued 2/24/2023, Originally released 1988

Crime & the City Solution’s second album, Shine, heralds the arrival of the first Berlin incarnation, and sees Simon Bonney, Mick Harvey and Bronwyn Adams decamp from London to Berlin. With a more experimental sound, which drew less on Melbourne post punk scene roots and took a more explorative musical approach, this lineup featured Einstürzende Neubauten’s Alexander Hacke on guitar, ex-DAF/Liaisons Dangereuses electronic genius Chrislo Haas on vintage Korg patchbay synth, and free jazz bassist Thomas Stern. The three Berliners joined forces with Bonney, Harvey and Adams to create what AllMusic described as “another winner… rough around the edges and jagged”. Restored from the original masters and re-cut in 2022, the vinyl will be limited to 1,000 copies worldwide.

Track listing:

  1. All Must Be Love
  2. Fray So Low
  3. Angel
  4. On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)
  5. Hunter
  6. Steal To The Sea
  7. Home Is Far from Here