Edward Hopper and The Blue Nile

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah …. The Lovely!!

Now I just couldn’t resist this, could I?

Sent to me by Big Rab http://bigrab.wordpress.com/ … whose musical & artistic taste shows pure class

The paintings of Hopper have become well-deserved icons of Americana and are, somehow, the perfect backdrop to The Blue Nile’s evocative sound

I’ve been a fan of The Blue Nile since day one, when they released their debut album, A Walk Across the Rooftops in 1983, and have enjoyed their hauntingly beautiful melodies ever since, and have played them as I travel, constantly, for the past 25 years

And this, from a man whose musical taste is always evolving and searching for new sounds. Few artists have ever made this sorta impact on me, I can assure you.

When I’m “away fae hame”, “Tinseltown In The Rain” by The Blue Nile can literally reduce me to tears, while smiling like an idiot … and when I’m out in ma garden on a sunny summer’s day ( yes, we do have them in Scotland), and I’m cooking at my barbeque, their track “Heatwave” is still one of ma favourites.

If you aren’t familiar with their work … DOH!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blue_Nile

 
And, check out Rab’s collection of tasty titbits on the boys too

2 thoughts on “Edward Hopper and The Blue Nile

  1. Hmmm, never really got into The Blue Nile. Bought their debut a while back, having had it recommended to me countless times by a number of folk, but I was distinctly underwhelmed. One of those ones I just don’t get I suppose.

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