Reach the Beach (Expanded Edition) [Remastered]
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||One Thing Leads to Another||The Fixx||3:19||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||The Sign of Fire||The Fixx||3:52||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Running||The Fixx||4:26||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Saved By Zero||The Fixx||3:40||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Opinions||The Fixx||4:47||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Reach the Beach||The Fixx||4:27||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Changing||The Fixx||3:24||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Liner||The Fixx||3:38||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Priviledge||The Fixx||4:15||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Outside||The Fixx||5:26||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Saved By Zero (Extended Version)||The Fixx||4:24||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||One Thing Leads to Another (Extended Version)||The Fixx||8:00||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Deeper and Deeper (Long Version)||The Fixx||6:31||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Going Overboard (Single Version)||The Fixx||3:18||$0.99||View In iTunes|
Reach the Beach is a significant step forward from the Fixx's debut album, Shuttered Room, simply because the band can now craft immediately accessible, incessantly catchy pop/rock melodies. "One Thing Leads to Another" has a big, ringing guitar hook hammered home by the dance beat, while "Saved by Zero" and "The Sign of Fire" are cool, robotic slices of synth pop. Although the rest of the album isn't quite as catchy as those three hits, Reach the Beach remains a pleasant collection of immaculately produced and stylishly danceable new wave. [The 2003 reissue includes four bonus tracks.]
A Great Pick Up
If you're reading this, then you already know about "One Thing Leads to Another." This album is a classic piece of 1980's synth-pop. Yes, it offers arguably The Fixx's three most well-known songs (One Thing, Saved By Zero, Sign of Fire), but other highlights include "Reach the Beach", "Liner", and the haunting album closer, "Outside". If you like "One Thing" then try the whole thing.
At the top of their game
If you buy one Fixx CD/Album, this is the one to get. Yes, it has 3 Top 40 songs, but don't buy it for that. Every song works, and the flow is great between songs. They achieve a perfect balance between an iconic synthesized sound and crisp guitar riffs and driving bass -- they also never allow the synth to thwart the power of moments of silence (see "Opinions": "Watching __ waiting __ playing who's who __ bass entry...). And of course, there's Cy Curnin's inimitable vocal style. "Reach the Beach" cast a long shadow over everything else the band did afterwards.
Pop Music was so much better back then
A memorable album from the 1980's and still memorable now. New Wave music at its finest, but itunes should get Walkabout as well. I first heard this band in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City with their hit One Thing Leads To Another. Playing that game got me back into 80's music cause I remember listening to The Cure, The Psychadelic Furs, Tears For Fears, and Roxy Music when I was little
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s