Danny Wilson's first lp became one of my all time favourites as soon as it came out , with songs that seemed to marry the best of what I liked in music , a focus on melody , sharp lyrics and imaginative instrumentation and production. The second lp was almost as good. I did read that they weren't that happy with the way the first lp came out and that the second lp was more of the sound that they wanted. It's not the same for me ... I think the one thing that let the lp down was the production which seemed slightly muffled sometimes sounding as if it was recorded wrapped in a duvet.
However live was a different matter and the songs really shone through. What I remember is what good stage presence all 3 had (honed on the years of busking in Dundee no doubt). The show was one big energy rush from start to finish. They also did a storming version of Abba's Knowing Me Knowing You (not with knowing smiles but simply because it is a top tune).
Unfortunately I haven't got that version (although I think it was released as a b side or something) so I'm going to have to just go with my favourite song on the lp
Never Going to Be the Same - Danny Wilson
I've often wondered who the "once there was an angel , an angel and some friends, flew around from song to song, making up the ends, people now adays don't need them" were?