Release code: ODI173698
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Release Info: PAUL QUINN & THE INDEPENDENT GROUP - Will I Ever Be Inside of You
2xLP Postcard Records 1994 CD Postcard Records 1994 "Glasgow-born singer Paul Quinn first emerged in the early '80s lending his deep, rich voice as a backing vocalist for Edwyn Collins and Orange Juice. After tenures with Yazoo's Vince Clarke and Aztec Camera's Roddy Frame, Quinn set out for a solo career, forming a support band dubbed the Independent Group which also featured Alan Horne, the founder of the famed indie label Postcard". (Jason Ankeny, All-Music Guide)
"Within the framework of the Independent Group, Quinn's so-distinctive voice, which lands somewhere between Bowie, Lloyd Cole and Scott Walker, spins out in front of what amounts to a series of interesting, but unobtrusive, backing melodies. The opening title track is a dirgy, longing lament loaded with odd electronic bits and pieces, as well as an ethereally brief chorus. Lover, That's You All Over meanwhile, is a sparse, guitar twang that vividly repaints some of the alternative post punk's gloomier acoustics. And, while the rest of Will I Ever Be Inside of You follows along in the same sort of vein and, while it's also true that Quinn doesn't break any new ground, there are some absolute gems in the set, as Misty Blue unravels like some long lost ballad spun through cobwebs, and the closing At the End of the Night, with its subtly buried rhythm, plays out a somewhat beery, and completely fitting nightcap. Often startling, Quinn loads Will I Ever Be Inside of You with unexpected dips and twists, keeping the mood fairly somber, but ensuring that anyone taking the chance can't settle in and kick back too easily. Sweet and just slightly sinister, this set can't be ignored - it's gorgeous fodder for the older doom and gloom set". (Amy Hanson, All-Music Guide) ENJOY