Category Archives: JOHNNY WARMAN
..this is a sterling piece of work that was criminally undervalued at the time, and deserves to be reappraised today…high quality songs to provide a sound with echoes of classic Small Faces and early 70s Pretty Things, Tubeway Army and a touch of Steve Harley…A true lost gem.
Record Collector (August 2005)
‘Hour Glass’ while retaining the short, sharp, almost Jam influenced post punk feel, is somewhat more eclectic than your average New Wave effort; yet is best appreciated in that context of the time.
Pete Feenstra. www.getreadytorock.com (July 2005)
…among the punkiest glam extravaganzas ever recorded…
Goldmine (July 2005)
This is an album that while of the late Seventies is a cut above most of them and any fan of the period would definitely enjoy this
Feedback (August 2005)
Originally released in 1985…Stage theatricals were part of his performance and some of the songs could be likened to David Bowie too…7 bonus tracks with informative sleeve notes by Johnny Warman
Alistair Flynn, Classic Rock Society (August 2004)
…for those who enjoy this style of music the original album length has been expanded from nine to seventeen, and there are copious and extremely interesting sleeve notes written by Johnny himself.
Feedback (September 2004)
…exists within a distinctly Gabriel-esque world of shifting percussion, uncanny synths, and bizarre vocal effects…Eight bonus tracks have been appended to the original album…All are solidly excellent…a unique and brilliantly individual artist who really, truly, should never have spent the last 20 years in such obscurity.
All Music Guide
Johnny used top musicians such as Tony Levin and Larry Fast, and as Peter Gabriel kept ringing the studio to speak to his mates Johnny asked him to sing on a song…The album is an impressive piece of electronic-based pop rock…Well worth getting
Feedback (November 2002)
…the music is pretty good overall, and essential listening for fans of Peter Gabriel or the era as a whole
Record Collector (December 2002)
…a perfect document of synthesised future think, daydreaming of robots, Martians and lost radio signals..a must-find for fans of Gary Numan and Thomas Dolby.
John M James Positively Yeah Yeah Yeah (November 2002)
The music is very rich and deep with so much going on you can’t take it all in by listening to it once, it just gets better and better the more times you hear it…Excellent album.
Modern Dance, Issue 43 (January 2003)
…a vital slice of electro-rock history…Across 11 tracks, Walking Into Mirrors still stands as a brittle, vital reminder of the fears that were part and parcel of the early Ronald Regan/Margaret Thatcher years, built around a chromatic sonic landscape that is as electrifying as it is evocative…
Dave Thompson, Goldmine 27.12.02
…stylish exercise in futuristic pop…timely reissue
Kevin Bryan, Belfast Telegraph (June 2003)
…a wealth of…electrifying cuts…Hints of the John Foxx-era Ultravox…shine through some of the sparser numbers…At its best…Walking Into Mirrors remains a brittle pulse, foreboding and ferule and as invigorating today as it was on release…
All Music Guide
…Angel Air has done a fine job on the reissue of Warman’s ’81 classic, adding in six bonus cuts and several enhanced CD-rom promo videos.
www.mwe3.com (November 2010)
…a smart marriage of electronic rock with the chart oriented prog that (Peter) Gabriel would actually go on to have huge success with … a tremendously welcome reissue.
Fireworks (December 2010)
…Gabriel fans may want this simply for his little-known and one-off appearance and involvement
Classic Rock Society (December 2010)