CMJ New Music Report

30 Sep 1984
Blessed are the music makers: a truly unique guitarist, a fiery vocalist, and a rhythm section that can do just about anything.

Blessed are the music makers: a truly unique guitarist, a fiery vocalist, and a rhythm section that can do just about anything. There's more. Every LP has a theme: relationships, religion, conflict and now peace. The new producer (Brian Eno) fits the theme as well as the old one (Steve Lillywhite) did in his turn but the vision remains with the band, who collectively reach for as much (musically, lyrically and conceptually) as any other on Earth and consistently reach new heights. This LP's loftiest moments are "(Pride) In The Name Of Love" (a tribute to Martin Luther King, who's presence binds the album together), "Wire," "Bad," "The Unforgettable Fire" and "A Sort Of Homecoming." Blessed are the peace makers

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