The Handy Wah! Whole
All the [a]Wah[/a] you'll ever need.
This consolidation of [a]Wah[/a] recorded history argues persuasively for Wylie's inclusion in the pantheon of great songwriters. All of Wylie's (many) inconsistencies erased by omission, the [a]Wah[/a] trajectory is plotted from the early Clash-idolatry of 'Seven Minutes To Midnight', through the expressive, sumptuous soul ballads and melodramatic pop of Wylie's '80s heyday ('Story Of The Blues', 'Hope', 'Come Back', 'Sinful') to the stirring - if cartoonish - terrace anthem 'Heart As Big As Liverpool'. Anger, pride and despair have rarely been articulated quite so ambitiously as they are in these songs - even the ones that sound like Simple Minds.
Wylie is determined not to be forgotten, and with this, there's little chance he will be. Thirty-one songs. Two and a half hours. All the [a]Wah[/a] you'll ever need.
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