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Peace At Last


Download links and information about Peace At Last by Blue Nile, The. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to Electronica, Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 01:14:24 minutes.

Artist: Blue Nile, The
Release date: 1996
Genre: Electronica, Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 16
Duration: 01:14:24
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No. Title Length
1. Happiness (2013 Remaster) 4:39
2. Tomorrow Morning (2013 Remaster) 4:15
3. Sentimental Man (2013 Remaster) 5:05
4. Love Came Down (2013 Remaster) 3:34
5. Body and Soul (2013 Remaster) 5:16
6. Holy Love (2013 Remaster) 2:43
7. Family Life (2013 Remaster) 5:20
8. War Is Love (2013 Remaster) 3:33
9. God Bless You Kid (2013 Remaster) 4:56
10. Soon (2013 Remaster) 5:31
11. Soon (Laurel Canyon Mix / 2013 Remaster) 5:29
12. War Is Love (New Vocal Mix / 2013 Remaster) 4:44
13. Turn Yourself Around (2013 Remaster) 4:45
14. Holy Love (Picture Mix / 2013 Remaster) 4:01
15. A Certain Kind of Angel (Unreleased Demo / 2013 Remaster) 5:05
16. There Was a Girl (Unreleased Demo / 2013 Remaster) 5:28



The members of the Blue Nile seem to have taken seriously all those articles and reviews about what audiophiles and technicians they are, and this time around they've spent half a dozen years concocting an album that sounds like they made at least some of it in their living rooms rather than their space-age studio. They achieve the appearance of simplicity and humanity by foregrounding either an acoustic guitar or piano on most tracks, by restraining other instrumentation, by making their synthesizers sound like strings most of the time, and by using real strings on occasion. All of which makes for appropriate settings for Paul Buchanan's songs of domestic contentment. "Happiness," "Sentimental Man," "Holy Love": the titles tell the story, though they don't reveal the underlying fear that it will all go bust. ("Now that I've found peace at last," Buchanan sings to open up the album, "Tell me, Jesus, will it last?") Nor do they explain why a guy who keeps insisting that he's happy sounds so mournful. Buchanan belongs to the Bono/Peter Gabriel school of throaty emotiveness, in which sudden, arbitrary ascensions toward the falsetto signal fits of otherwise unacknowledged passion (or maybe just a sneeze coming on). In Buchanan, the singing style and the loose structure of the songs make his protestations of tranquility unconvincing. That may be what he intends, especially since they lend an implied depth to what is the Blue Nile's lightest effort yet. [In 2014 Peace at Last was reissued as an expanded edition that included the original recordings remastered, as well as a bonus disc of unreleased material.]