Script of the Bridge (2012 re-master) (Download)
Released: April 2, 2012
|1. Don't Fall (2012 Remaster)||04:06||Bundle only|
|2. Here Today (2012 Remaster)||03:57||Bundle only|
|3. Monkeyland (2012 Remaster)||05:17||Bundle only|
|4. Second Skin (2012 Remaster)||06:50||Bundle only|
|5. Up The Down Escalator (2012 Remaster)||03:57||Bundle only|
|6. Less Than Human (2012 Remaster)||04:16||Bundle only|
|7. Pleasure And Pain (2012 Remaster)||05:11||Bundle only|
|8. Thursdays Child (2012 Remaster)||03:32||Bundle only|
|9. As High As You Can Go (2012 Remaster)||03:35||Bundle only|
|10. A Person Isn't Safe Anywhere These Days (2012 Remaster)||05:43||Bundle only|
|11. Paper Tigers (2012 Remaster)||04:17||Bundle only|
|12. View From A Hill (2012 Remaster)||06:40||Bundle only|
Release InfoThe Chameleons seminal debut album Script of the Bridge has been restored and re-mastered at Abbey Road Studios.
The restoration project was undertaken by production team Guy Massey and Steve Rooke, who recently received a Grammy Award for their work on the Beatles Box Set.
Massey (who has also worked with Ed Sheeran, Manic Street Preachers, Paul McCartney etc.) quotes Script of the Bridge as one of the most influential albums on his career.
Working from original studio tapes, the production pair painstakingly restored the album song by song, to create what the band believe is the truest reflection of how the recordings were meant to be.
The Chameleons distinctive debut album is packed with instant classics, from powerful opener Don't Fall - Burgess in less regular role as out and out rocker, under attack by unseen enemies and screaming of "backs against the wall" - to the quietly hushed promise of Pleasure And Pain, or Fielding and Smithies' almost breathtakingly tear-jerking intro to Less Than Human.
But if there's one song that sums up Script - and possibly provides the highlight of their whole career - it's the six minutes and 51 seconds of almost hallucinatory perfection that make up Second Skin: a brilliant song about transient highs and illusory beauty with a melody to match Burgess's memorable chorus: "If this the stuff that dreams are made of, then no wonder I feel like I'm floating on air." In 1983, Second Skin tore up John Peel's Festive Fifty, the first signifier that among like-minded souls around the country - as they later would around the world - the Chameleons' songs were striking a chord.
If ever a band deserved the tag "They should have been huge" it's the Chameleons.