1977 Album is by Ash, the alternative rock band from Northern Ireland.
Their official debut album was released on the 6th of May 1996 under the Infectious Music record label.
For their poll of the 500 greatest albums of all time, the former British music paper New Musical Express ranked them at 417.
The title is a reference to a year of three events that helped shape them; firstly it’s the year two of the band members were born. Secondly it’s the year the first punk albums appeared on the music scene, and lastly, it’s the date of the first of many of the Star Wars films.
The album opens with the sound of one of the Galactic Empire’s TIE fighters and closes with the track ” Darkside Lightside “, another nod to the film.
Upon release, Ash received excellent reviews in the music press. The album topped the UK Albums Chart for one week and to date has been certified Platinum in the country. According to their official website, the 1977 album has worldwide sales of over 2M copies.
The songs go from fast and catchy to heartfelt ballads seamlessly, a testament to the slick production of record producer Owen Morris and the group’s members Tim Wheeler, Mark Hamilton and Rick McMurray.
The standout tracks are ” Innocent Smile “, ” Kung Fu ” and ” Goldfinger “, which was released on the 27th of April 1996. The single became their highest charting single in the UK, peaking at number 5 on the UK Singles Chart.
If you remember the music of the 90s and want to revisit those days of attitude and alcopops, or just like well written, well produced alternative rock, then the 1977 album is one you need for your CD collection.
1977 Album Track Listing:
1. Lose Control
3. Girl from Mars
4. I’d Give You Anything
5. Gone the Dream
6. Kung Fu
7. Oh Yeah
8. Let It Flow
9. Innocent Smile
10. Angel Interceptor
11. Lost in You
12. Darkside Lightside
13. Sick Party ( hidden track )
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