Billy Currie

Transportation

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Originally released in 1988 on the I.R.S. label No Speak, this was Billy Currie's debut solo album. It remained out of print for a number of years, until Currie reissued it on CD through his own label (Puzzle and Voiceprint). Ultravox fans will be thrilled to obtain this lost gem on CD, others might not be so enthused. This is an instrumental, new age-type of album, heavily supported by a number of guest artists (including Steve Howe and Simple Minds' bassist Derek Forbes). This album is not bad, it is just not terribly original. A dozen new age albums have this sound. Currie can write some truly beautiful tunes ("Airlift" and "Over-Soul"), but others sound pretentious (such as the title track and "India"). It is a relaxing album and ideal to cure insomnia.

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