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Sweet Deceit

The Bathers

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Wey Hay

Finally a Classic album from The Bathers is available on iTunes, possibly the most under rated Glasgow band of its generation. This is a lost classic album that only the die hard fans have copies of and it is great to see it available here. Bring back their whole repertoire for the world to enjoy!! So sit back, cork the wine and take in the whole musical journey, fabulous!!

A good starting point

Sweet Deceit has aged well and I was delighted to finally replace my broken vinyl copy of this release through iTunes. The string and piano arrangements are lush and the collection is a fine starting point for those unfamiliar with the sound of The Bathers, one of Glasgow's lesser known but better quality bands from the '80s whose sound influenced bands such as Belle and Sebastian. After a few decades of maturity, the lyrics do sound a tad pretentious in places and OTT in general, but when seen in the greater scheme of things, this can be forgiven for Chris Thompson's attempts to fight against the dull monotony that constitutes most popular music releases - whether he managed to marry classical allusion with contemporary life is up to you to decide, but there is no getting past the beauty of the opener, 'The Pursuit of an Orchid'', or the funfilled piano accompaniment of 'Pistol Crazed'. The follow up album, 1993's 'Lagoon Blues', however, is the album to visit for the sound of The Bathers at their best, a spell-binding collection where Thompson's dream of the perfect sound became a reality. Now come on iTunes - sincerely well done in finally getting The Bathers on here - now it's time to add the whole back catalogue of this underrated and under exposed band.

relax... the bathers have reached iTunes...

friday night, the bathers, and a nice bottle of wine... a 3-way match made in heaven. take a risk, take advantage of the low price, and buy this album.


Formed: 1987

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Vocalist/songwriter Chris Thomson formed the Bathers in Glasgow, Scotland in 1987, after his previous band, Friends Again, fell apart. Over the next 10 years, he released a series of five albums that earned him a small following...
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