The Blue Nile – Live At Free Trade Hall, Manchester 1990 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

The Blue Nile - gracing the 80s with sophisti-Pop (yes there WAS such a thing).

The Blue Nile – gracing the 80s with sophisti-Pop (yes there WAS such a thing).

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – The Blue Nile – Live At Free Trade Hall, Manchester – 1990 – BBC Radio 1

Haven’t played any Blue Nile in a very long time. In the 80s they were one of those bands who didn’t subscribe to Post-Punk or New-Wave. Rather, they represented something else – Electronica with a sophisticated edge; several cuts above what was going on at the time.

Getting started in 1981, Blue Nile have scrupulously avoided publicity and have been considered arch-perfectionists, which may explain why they have only released 4 albums since that time.

Tonight it’s a concert recorded at Free Trade Hall in Manchester in 1990 and faithfully recorded for posterity by the ever-present and always conscientious BBC Radio 1 for their In Concert series.

Even though it’s never been confirmed, Blue Nile disbanded in 2004 shortly after the release of High. They simply stopped performing and recording. Perhaps they are on a hiatus – if so, it’s going on 11 years.

But in any event, if you are familiar with Blue Nile and, like me, haven’t heard anything about them of late, here’s something to mull over for a Sunday Night/early Monday morning.

Probably not necessary to crank it up.

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