Bicycle Thieves

Released
1997

  • Catalogue Number: MM3
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  • Format: Compact Disc

Marcus Cliffe wasn’t yet on board when the first album, Bicycle Thieves, arrived in 1997 but already it was evident that frontman Jones didn’t fit in with the prevailing mode.  

There was no rage, bitterness or self-loathing in his songs and nothing at all turned up to eleven. Instead, he offered meticulously orchestrated slices of ordinary human life, transforming the mundane into the marvellous with carefully crafted lyrics sincerely delivered.

Even here, though, the hypnotic sample-based “Recycletwo” revealed a willingness to experiment that marked Jones out as more than just a pop craftsman in the vein of Crowded House or Aztec Camera.

Johnny Black

I’ll take my time, I’ll take it as it comes, it’s better late than never…Could You Believe

01 Walking John Wayne
02 What became of Monty
03 The killing time
04 Recycleone
05 Could you believe
06 Bluer Skies
07 Bicycle thieves
08 Big blue wheel
09 Happy together
10 Whiskey kisses
11 Fooltown
12 Recycletwo
13 Morecambe and Wise

Credits
All songs © The Miracle Mile
All songs published copyright control
CD MM3

Produced by Davis & Jones

Photography Leigh Goodsell
Design Nick Reddyhoff