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Radio Sessions 1979-1981


Download links and information about Radio Sessions 1979-1981 by After The Fire. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Rock genres. It contains 19 tracks with total duration of 01:15:42 minutes.

Artist: After The Fire
Release date: 2009
Genre: Rock
Tracks: 19
Duration: 01:15:42
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No. Title Length
1. Joy (In Concert 1979) 3:17
2. A Little Sun, A Little Rain (In Concert 1979) 3:11
3. Laser Love (In Concert 1979) 3:05
4. Time To Think (In Concert 1979) 3:31
5. One Rule For You (In Concert 1979) 3:14
6. Suspended Animation (In Concert 1979) 4:52
7. Check It Out (In Concert 1979) 3:06
8. Like the Power of a Jet (In Concert 1979) 2:50
9. Laser Love (In Concert 1980) 3:26
10. Life In the City (In Concert 1980) 4:04
11. Can You Face It? (In Concert 1980) 3:50
12. Who's Gonna Love You? (In Concert 1980) 4:14
13. Billy Billy (In Concert 1980) 6:07
14. Frozen Rivers (In Concert 1981) 4:06
15. Dancing In the Shadows (In Concert 1981) 2:53
16. Sailing Ships (In Concert 1981) 3:39
17. Bright Lights (In Concert 1981) 4:09
18. Take Me Higher (In Concert 1981) 7:06
19. Starflight (In Concert 1981) 5:02



One-hit wonders in the States, having marched toward the top of the chart in 1983 with "Der Kommissar," After the Fire actually had a long and colorful history whose antecedents stretched back over a decade by the time of that hit. Multiple shifts in lineups and serious alterations in their sound dogged their career, but by 1979 the pieces were all coming together. Radio Sessions 1979-1981 finds the band readying for success, staging live concerts on a now annual basis for the BBC. The ultimate genre bender, ATF deftly melded the over the top keyboard extravagance of the likes of ELP against the edginess and aggression of punk and the pop sensibilities of the then fast-rising new wave. It was a potent combination on record, but it was even more impressive on-stage, as the group amply illustrates on the surprisingly incendiary "Joy," the angular "Suspended Animation," the compulsive "Can You Face It," and the kick-up-your-heels "Life in the City." Nor could maturity dampen their spark, as the 1981 set finds the remarkable "Dancing in the Shadows" sashaying into a more urban style, while "Sailing Ship" disembarks close to the same territory that U2 would soon claim as their own. This material may be unfamiliar to American audiences, but regardless, it's ATF at their best.