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Released: 30.09.22







Neil Arthur returns with his lockdown album which has an understated positivity embedded within its synth pop sensibility as it looks to a brighter future. It’s reminiscent of past glories in parts, evident with a vintage electronic sheen manifested in Here We Go Go, which has been on the back burner since the 80s according to Neil and is satisfyingly now getting an outing here.

Arthur pretty much does everything on Private View, again assisted by Benge, also appearing is David Rhodes on guitar giving the two opening tracks What’s Your Name and Some Times These a distinctly harder edge. Otherwise, expect the remainder to have that familiar shrewd production and Blancmange finesse and is a welcome addition to the canon.


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