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• NEW REMASTERED COMPILATION OF THE BEST OF RUPERT HINE’S ALBUMS AS THINKMAN
• COMPILED BY RUPERT HINE
• CONTAINS BOOKLET WITH NEW ESSAY
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a new re-mastered compilation of the best of musician / producer RUPERT HINE’s albums released under the guise of THINKMAN.
Following three highly innovative albums as a solo artist, Rupert Hine’s profile as producer of such artists as Howard Jones, Tina Turner et al saw him return to the area of making records as a solo artist under the name of THINKMAN. The debut album under this name, “The Formula” was issued in 1985 and was a conceptual work. This was followed in 1988 by the album “Life is a Full-Time Occupation” and in 1990 by “Hard Hat Zone”.
All three albums were innovative and imaginative and the music retains a loyal following three decades on. “Fighting Apathy With Shock” has been compiled by Rupert Hine who has personally selected his favourite material from the three albums he recorded as THINKMAN. The tracks have been newly re-mastered by Stephen W Tayler.
“Fighting Apathy With Shock” is an essential listen.
1. WATCHMAN, WALKMAN, THINKMAN
2. BEST ADVENTURES
3. THE ECSTASY OF FREE THOUGHT
4. TAKE THEM TO THE TRAITOR’S GATE
5. THE FORMULA
6. THE DAYS OF A CHAMPION
7. NOVEMBER WHALE
8. WALKING ON MY SHADOW’S HEAD
9. VOICES IN LOCAL TIME
10. THERE SHINES OUR PROMISED LAND