The Silencers ‎– Dance To The Holy Man

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Tracklist

Bulletproof Heart 4:59
The Art Of Self Deception 5:17
Singing Ginger 1:40
Robinson Crusoe In New York 5:52
I Want You 4:05
Just Can't Be Bothered 4:31
Cameras And Colleseums 1:03
One Inch Of Heaven 7:32
Hey Mr Bank Manager 3:39
This Is Serious / John The Revelator 5:46
Afraid To Love 3:27
Rosanne 3:53
Electric Storm 5:51
When The Night Comes Down 3:27
Robinson Rap 1:01

Versions (18)

Cat N° Artiste Titre (Format) Label Cat N° Country Année
3092-2-R The Silencers Dance To The Holy Man(CD, Album) RCA 3092-2-R US 1991 Vendre cette version
TMS 70098 The Silencers Dance To The Holly Man(Cass, Album) RCA TMS 70098 Argentina 1991 Vendre cette version
PD 74924 The Silencers Dance To The Holy Man(CD, Album) RCA PD 74924 Europe 1991 Vendre cette version
3092-2-R The Silencers Dance To The Holy Man(CD, Album) RCA 3092-2-R Canada 1991 Vendre cette version
BVCP-121 The Silencers Dance To The Holy Man(CD, Album) RCA BVCP-121 Japan 1991 Vendre cette version
PD 74924 The Silencers Dance To The Holy Man(CD, Album) BMG PD 74924 UK 1991 Vendre cette version
PD 74924 The Silencers Dance To The Holy Man(CD, Album) RCA PD 74924 Australasia 1991 Vendre cette version
PK 74924 The Silencers Dance To The Holy Man(Cass, Album) BMG PK 74924 Italy 1991 Vendre cette version
3092-4-R The Silencers Dance To The Holy Man(Cass, Album) RCA 3092-4-R US 1991 Vendre cette version
PK 74924 (7A) The Silencers Dance To The Holy Man(Cass, Album) RCA PK 74924 (7A) Spain 1991 Vendre cette version
PK 74924 The Silencers Dance To The Holy Man(Cass, Album) BMG PK 74924 UK & Europe 1991 Vendre cette version
tlp 70098 The Silencers Dance To The Holy Man(LP, Album) RCA tlp 70098 Argentina 1991 Vendre cette version
150.7036 The Silencers Dance To The Holy Man(LP, Album) RCA 150.7036 Brazil 1991 Vendre cette version
PL 74924 The Silencers Dance To The Holy Man(LP, Album) RCA PL 74924 UK & Europe 1991 Vendre cette version
5C PL-74924, PL-74924 (5C), PL 74924 The Silencers Dance To The Holy Man(LP, Album) RCA, RCA, RCA 5C PL-74924, PL-74924 (5C), PL 74924 Spain 1991 Vendre cette version
LAPI-059 The Silencers Dance To The Holy Man(LP, Album) RCA LAPI-059 Mexico 1991 Vendre cette version
RCA (L) 1151 The Silencers Dance To The Holy Man(LP, Album) RCA RCA (L) 1151 South Africa 1991 Vendre cette version
056513705045 The Silencers Dance To The Holy Man(LP, Album) RCA 056513705045 Colombia 1991 Vendre cette version

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29 octobre 2017
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en référence à Dance To The Holy Man, LP, Album, PL 74924

Having totally enjoyed the first outing from the Silencers A Letter From St. Paul, I took the title to be referencing the city of St. Paul and not an actual letter from the prophet St. Paul, though if you tune your ears and make the proper connections, it’s obvious that there are religious themes that can be taken on a variety of levels, in much the same manner as U2 had been doing, and would continue to do.

On Dance To The Holy Man I took the title to be a reference to dancing to the guitar god on the front of the album jacket, but again, even more so, I was mistaken, as Jimmie O’Neill, the band’s lead vocalist and guiding hand has woven even more complex visions and implications of moral assertions and religious imagery, with their final album in 2004 being delivered with a full blown cross on the cover.

That being said, there are more than a handful of sonically great moments on this album, especially the reworking of “Bulletproof Heart,” from an earlier punk version into a sublimely arranged masterpieces. Like so many of O’Neill’s material the songs are nearly obsessed with looking at the world from varying angles, focusing on the darker side and aspects of life and urban violence. But don’t go thinking this is a depressing journey, as The Silencers pay homage to The Beatles ah-la a bluesy version “Taxman” with “Hey, Mr. Bank Manager,” while “Just Can’t Be Bothered” comes across as a shimmering bit of intoxication with breeze laden alternative country flavors designed to slide into a lazy sunset.

All and all, the album is still guitar driven and filled with enough layerings to hold your attention from beginning to end, even though the release inspired not a single charted hit during a time when bands still had radio friendly airplay, thus making this vinyl release rather difficult to find in the United States, as the vinyl was never released here, with college radio being their only base of support. Sadly, spiritually infused or not, Dance To The Holy Man marked the beginning of a downward spiral for the band, though if you’re lucky enough to have access to the group’s entire catalog, you can easily put together a brilliant collection that will satisfy listen after listen.

The vinyl album was pressed rather well and warmly for the time period, just before records all but disappeared and CD's were thought to be the be-all and end-all for sound quality.

*** The Fun Facts: The album’s title Dance To The Holy Man is a reversal of fortune so to speak, for the phrase ‘Dance With The Devil’ which implies the corruption of one’s soul, giving in to one’s desires, and the taking of great risks.

Review by Jenell Kesler