Killing Joke’s sixth full-length album, initially released back in 1986, here gets reissued in style by Caroline. Brighter Than A Thousand Suns found the Joke playing a slightly more commercial version of their post-punk sound, with plenty of mid-80’s sweep in the production. Pressed to picture disc vinyl bearing a large image of Jaz Coleman’s face. Edition of 1000.
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7/10 Jack Customer review, 16th December 2016When you listen to the mix that was released in 1986, it's easy to see why this is one of the band's more "controversial" offerings. EG Records clearly wanted to capitalise on the success of Night Time, and rather than leaving the band's destiny in their own hands, they apparently decided to tweak the results themselves. Had this version been released in 1986, I doubt if there'd have been as much gnashing of teeth. The combination of the band's writing/playing, and Kimsey's production, results in a classic joke album, and a solid followup to Night Time.
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