Nothing Extra, Nothing More... - Day One - Outfield - Voices Of Babylon - 1989
This one takes me back to the days during my Junior and Senior years of High School. Working at McDonalds 3-4 nights a week, flirting and teasing the girls, hanging out with friends on the weekends. It's weird how sometimes music can take you back, mentally and emotionally, and you actually feel just as you did when you were introduced to it. Right now, listening to it and typing this I feel like I'm 17 again, and the feelings flood as they did then. I remember Jen at McDonalds, who I dated for 2 months, that girl at the grocery store I asked out on a date, and then she wouldn't answer her door when I went to pick her up. My nerves still on ultra-edge from my move from Chicago. Making new friends in a town you can't stand is difficult. This was when I embraced music like no other time in my life. I felt defined by it. I am still defined by my music............ This is an interesting post for me.
Good or bad, I could not find any b-sides, remixes or unreleased material for this album. What we have is ten songs of American Rock perfection. Funny, they were a British band. Big sound, anthem-like quality, and incredible pop hooks. Every song on this album is wonderful. Every one of them. Maybe it's my past relationship with the album, maybe they are really that good.
My favorites, though, are the first three songs, and the very last one. "Just a part of your life" magic!
If you can find any material that would constitute making this a "Deluxe" (excluding live tracks) then let me know, so I can get it updated.