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Fools' Party (The Elton John Years)


Download links and information about Fools' Party (The Elton John Years) by Blue. This album was released in 1979 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 47:24 minutes.

Artist: Blue
Release date: 1979
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 47:24
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No. Title Length
1. Strangers Town 3:31
2. Danger Sign 3:40
3. Mexico 3:36
4. Mona 3:58
5. I Don't Want to Leave Her 4:53
6. Victim 4:37
7. Blue Nights 4:30
8. Love Sings 3:57
9. Fools' Party 3:33
10. Without You 3:07
11. Long Enough 4:31
12. How Beautiful 3:31



The fourth and last album from the U.K. pop/rock band Blue (a fifth album, The LA Sessions, was later cobbled together from a few years' worth of demos), 1979's Fools Party is a pleasant enough piece of mainstream pop/rock triangulated somewhere between Korgis, Little River Band, and late-period Badfinger. But while the album is of a piece with its better-selling predecessor Another Night Time Flight (although this time the group's mentor, Elton John, only produced three tracks) and has a few genuinely good tracks on it — the single "Strangers Town" and the shockingly Paul McCartney & Wings-like "Without You" are particular highlights — Fools Party must have sounded dated even in 1979: the ultra-slick and heavily compressed production, along with the arrangements making use of '70s pop clichés like electric piano and George Harrison-style slide guitar, are distracting even on the good songs, which makes weaker tunes like the histrionic "Love Sings" downright annoying. Interesting as a piece of pop archeology more than as an album, Fools Party is nonetheless fitfully entertaining.