Friday, 7 October 2011

It's Friday . . . Let's Dance



Here's a track from probably my favourite band from the early nineties. It was a real bloody shame that they only released one album but what an album Morning Dove White was. Even now after nearly twenty years of listening I still don't get bored of it and there isn't a duff track on the album.

I have seen the album compaired with Screamadelica and I think this is due to a certain Mr Weatherall being in charge of production and it does have a similar kind of feel about it but I'm not sure if the comparisons are all that helpful. To be honest I play this album a lot more frequently than I play Screamadelica but I don't think that anything here is as outstanding as either Loaded or Come Together. That is not to say that it doesn't have it's standout tracks, it does and for me those are Breakdown, Transient Truth and Why Don't You Take Me. I am not as keen on Weatherall's mix of Fallen as the Darkest Hour mix that was on the original Soma release but that is due to me completely falling in love with that single when I first heard it and flogging it to death. In fact that statement above about One Dove having nothing to match Loaded or Come Together is pish, they do, it's just that the version that does rival those two is not on the album.

Sadly the band split up before completing the follow-up long player so we will never know what could have been. But although Dot Allison went on to produce one really good solo album and three that have their moments she never produced anything nearly as good as this quite underrated album

Anyway today's dance track is one of the brace of Secret Knowledge mixes of the third single to be released from the album, Breakdown. Most people will already have this but I was in a One Dove mood yesterday so . . .

Have a good weekend people

One Dove - Breakdown (Secret knowledge light mix)

5 comments:

davyh said...

Like you, I never tire of it. Great, great record, sounds as good now as ever.

davyh said...

Though I never like these dance mixes as much as the original songs - those seductive melodies...

Simon said...

Agreed, it's one of my absolute favourite albums of the early 90s. It was a funny little period for me, I was unemployed, first and only time for me and that album was a definite help during those days. Luckily only lasted 18 months, some of which was spent on training courses and the like.

I love the album still, although I only just last week got around to putting it onto the Ipod. It sounds a little dated in places, but otherwise it holds up very very well.

swiss adam said...

Agree with every word. A great album. Not too fussed about the secret knowledge remix though.

acidted said...

A good not great record. Somehow flawed. The Secret Knowledge is a bit meh. The Weatherall mixes on the other hand are great.