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Tuesday, 26 October 2021


  2021 Charity Shop Purchases 72 - A Flock of Seagulls - Listen

Something a little bit different for you today. As I was busy amassing CDs in the Community Shop in Ullapool Mrs CC handed me Listen the second album by Liverpool's A Flock of Seagulls from 1983 and on Zomba Records.

A band that I was only familiar with via their singles and it will probably stay that way.This album contains one of their two biggies namely Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You) with the rest being new to me. They had big hair if I remember correctly and were fond of using brackets.Very 80s.

Their other biggie was I Ran (So Far Away), (brackets again) from their self titled 1982 debut album and as I'm not likely to feature them again any time soon I'm throwing it in as a bonus.It is one I quite like.

You won't be surprised to know that they are still on the go and performing on the retro circuit although I suspect that the big hair has long gone by now.

A Flock of Seagulls - Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)

A Flock of Seagulls - Transfer Affection

A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away)


  1. I seem to remember they were a lot bigger in America, which has probably helped their longevity.

  2. 'Wishing' is a decent track. I remember seeing a clip of them on an American pop show with the presenter doing a big up on them likening them to having potential Beatles greatness and the lead singer doing an eye roll!