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White Door - The Great Awakening CD/LP


White Door - The Great Awakening CD/LP

Postby Fred80s » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:10 pm

http://progress-productions.com/product ... awakening/

n 1983, the British band White Door (members: Mac Austin, Harry Davies and John Davies) released the legendary synthpop/new romantic album, “Windows”, which gained radio rotation on BBC with hits such as ”Jerusalem”, ”Love Breakdown” and ”Windows”. It was also highly regarded among the European fans of electronic pop music. The album was re-released on CD in 2009 after huge demand, via Cherry Red/Cherry Pop. Even the re-release is now a rare item on the second hand market.

This turned out to be the only album from the band - until now!

In 2020 a long awaited, but unexpected, second album from White Door is happening. The three original members, Mac Austin, John Davies and Harry Davies have joined forces with a new, fourth member, the Swedish artist and producer Johan Baeckström (Daily Planet etc.) to create an epic album titled "The Great Awakening". This is synthpop/new romantic the way it really SHOULD sound.

Original fans of White Door from 1983 and new followers alike will certainly be MORE than pleased with their new release.
Tracklist:
01. Among The Mountains
02. Resurrection
03. Soundtrack Of Our Lives
04. Lullaby
05. Angel Of Tomorrow
06. The Great Awakening
07. Simply Magnificent
08. Beautiful Girl
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Re: White Door - The Great Awakening CD/LP

Postby BigManRestless » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:02 am

This does look exciting, I loved their 1980s output.

Fred80s - do you know if it is only available from that website?
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Re: White Door - The Great Awakening CD/LP

Postby Qbertqubes » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:04 am

I ordered this last week..I anxiously await it's arrival
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Re: White Door - The Great Awakening CD/LP

Postby Fred80s » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:56 am

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Re: White Door - The Great Awakening CD/LP

Postby Passing_Stranger » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:13 am

I actually preferred their first two singles - both A- and B-sides are pure synth gold, absolutely magnificent. The album didn't really work for me - rather dull and uninspiring, save for several songs towards the end. But - I'm really curious to hear the results of this comeback, Johan Baeckström is a great musician, I love his stuff. Hopefully it worked out for the best. Will be waiting!
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Re: White Door - The Great Awakening CD/LP

Postby postpunkmonk » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:14 am

Been looking forward to this as I bought "Windows" when it came out and really enjoyed it. I've since worked my way back to the more Post-Punk early singles once I found out about them on the web in recent years. I'm curious as to how they are now. Anything could happen after 37 years.
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Re: White Door - The Great Awakening CD/LP

Postby Paulie » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:48 am

First single 'Among The Mountains'... sounding good to me...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2xYftgOCpE
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Re: White Door - The Great Awakening CD/LP

Postby Sean » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:34 pm

I ordered the album with listening to the first 10 seconds of the song. It's going to be great. White Door meets Daily Planet!!!
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Re: White Door - The Great Awakening CD/LP

Postby fozl1986 » Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:39 am

Have just downloaded from bandcamp and I must say it is a very good album.
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Re: White Door - The Great Awakening CD/LP

Postby Paulie » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:44 am

'The Great Awakening' is excellent... highly recommended if you love melodic synth pop.
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Re: White Door - The Great Awakening CD/LP

Postby NuWavo80s » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:29 am

What great unexpected treasure. So many of the 80s New Wave/Synthpop artists try to be "Modern" and "Relevant" and turn to EDM or worse. I realize that not everyone wants to live in the past. But let's be honest, since the 80's, pop music has been on a steady decline. The Great Awakening is a perfect title. This could have been released before 1986 before everyone started sounding like DM or Erasure. This was the last year when bands would used synthesizers to make pop music before the Synthpop genre robbed most of their original sound and style. The keyboards are not too analog or too digital sounding. This recording has that perfect balance that early Alphaville and A-ha had.

http://progress-productions.com/product ... awakening/

https://whitedoor.bandcamp.com/
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Re: White Door - The Great Awakening CD/LP

Postby BigManRestless » Sun May 03, 2020 6:18 am

I can only echo the sentiments of everyone else, this is a superb release, quite possibly my favourite album of the year so far.
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Re: White Door - The Great Awakening CD/LP

Postby Qbertqubes » Sun May 03, 2020 3:18 pm

I would not know. I ordered it in March but did not hear any thing About it being shipped etc.
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Re: White Door - The Great Awakening CD/LP

Postby Qbertqubes » Sun May 03, 2020 3:20 pm

Were they realy shipped? I preordered and then did not hear anything after paid for it. Is Townsend reliable?
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Re: White Door - The Great Awakening CD/LP

Postby thunderbird2 » Sun May 03, 2020 11:29 pm

I ordered mine directly from progress productions took a week and a bit to be delivered but understandable in current situation. As per the comments excellent melodic electronic album
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