McAlmont & Butler - "Falling" - C/D

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I heard this on the radio when I was walking down to the launderette yesterday, and I think I might well have adored it - the lyrics were pretty naff, and it did sound a bit similar to 'Yes', but it felt fantastic... I'll have to hear it again to get a proper handle on it, but I'm guessing it's their new single (Richard Bacon was the bloke who was playing it, safe to assume he had no idea) and it was ace.

Mr Swygart, Monday, 1 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

On booming MW in disintegrating micra on M18 it sounds all tremendous and JOY JOY JOY. Really, neither of them should be allowed to make records that are not collaborations with the other. I love this particular combination of folks for so many reasons, no matter that they only made two brilliant tracks and loads of dodgy b-sides before. Now they will RULE THA WORLD.

Alex Linsdell, Monday, 1 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

David McAlmont + Saul Freeman = Classic

David McAlmont + Bernard Butler = Two washed-up old has beens who threw it all away and lost the plot entirely.

Zanny Gognet, Wednesday, 3 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

'Yes' and 'You do' not = CLASSIC?

Zanny = foooooooool.

'Yes' and 'You do' = VERY classic.

ian, Wednesday, 3 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

zanny you're a genius. what's your take on the whole saul + dave split, so let's re-release thieves as 'mcalmont' caper ?

always hoped he'd become massive so's my original copy of the thieves album (still called thieves)would be worth a mint. thieves though -fuck me what a band.

piscesboy, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

nine years pass...

McAlmont's new deal (not with Butler):

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 20 September 2011 18:01 (nine years ago) link

Falling - what a dope jam

Colin Allstations (PaulTMA), Tuesday, 20 September 2011 18:26 (nine years ago) link

whoa, too bad i totally missed this when released a decade ago, but it is pretty great sounding to me. the other tracks on bring it back are persuasively joyous. mcalmont sounds great, as usual.

yeah, niche-y, that's what i meant (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 04:24 (nine years ago) link

Think I dismissed it as being a bit 'Yes II' at the time, but then again it's what they did goods at

Colin Allstations (PaulTMA), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 12:06 (nine years ago) link

"bring it back" is a great track !

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 15:30 (nine years ago) link

solid chickflick neosoul.

yeah, niche-y, that's what i meant (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 15:43 (nine years ago) link

Falling was a really good single but I loved Bring it Back so much more, really should have been a huge hit. Never seen the video before I love their awkward dancing near the end. The album was actually pretty decent, nothing as amazing as Yes of course but Can We Make it, Different Strokes and especially Theme From McAlmont & Butler were all really great songs. Yes is probably my favourite single of the 90's, I never tire of it. This performance on Later is one of the best things I've ever seen on there.

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 15:57 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...

i think bring it all back is one of the best songs ever.

it never fails to make me feel good.

(and the rest of the album is almost as good .. )

mark e, Sunday, 11 November 2012 18:27 (eight years ago) link

two years pass...

Apparently finally established a (new?) webpage

Ned Raggett, Friday, 30 January 2015 21:08 (six years ago) link

two months pass...

I like both of their records and wouldn't mind a third one (looks like they are touring again this year.)

But seriously, "Yes" is such a phenomenal record that has stuck with me such a long time. Good to know it has for other people too:

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 25 April 2015 02:51 (six years ago) link

Yeah, it's an alltime jam and You Do isn't far behind.

sonic thedgehod (albvivertine), Saturday, 25 April 2015 03:02 (six years ago) link

yeah this album is just the first two songs and then the last two songs for me but that's an excellent keeper right there

droit au butt (Euler), Saturday, 25 April 2015 11:29 (six years ago) link

Yes is one of my favourite songs ever and the Jools Holland performance is all time. Love You Do too, still can't believe it got such a muted reaction when it came out. Not a big fan of the first album but the second one was really good.

Kitchen Person, Saturday, 25 April 2015 17:00 (six years ago) link

Not a big fan of the first album but the second one was really good.

it's like they realised what worked for them after the hit and miss of the debut, and just went for it.

mark e, Saturday, 25 April 2015 17:41 (six years ago) link

The first wasn't an album, though. More like a kind of compilation around yes and you do. The second is great. And as written upthread, bring it back is a fantastic song. Love the riff. And the one eletric guitar chord after the first chorus !

AlXTC from Paris, Saturday, 25 April 2015 17:45 (six years ago) link

The first wasn't an album, though. More like a kind of compilation around yes and you do.

ahh yes .. forgot that.
it is basically a compilation of the singles and the various b-sides.
glad to see i am not alone in the love for bring it back

mark e, Saturday, 25 April 2015 17:59 (six years ago) link

six months pass...

so has anyone got the reissue of "the sound of" ?

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 18 November 2015 10:07 (five years ago) link

five years pass...

completely in the dark about who this is but gawwwwwwwwwwwd this is amazing

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Friday, 4 June 2021 18:04 (two weeks ago) link


jaywbabcock, Friday, 4 June 2021 20:04 (two weeks ago) link

Am I missing something? This is the regular version/song - what do you mean 'who this is'?

kinder, Friday, 4 June 2021 23:28 (two weeks ago) link

oh shit wait did you mean you're hearing YES for the first time?
How much better is your life now!?

kinder, Friday, 4 June 2021 23:34 (two weeks ago) link

I love it but just realised how much it sounds like “design for life”

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 5 June 2021 12:48 (two weeks ago) link

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