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'''The Blue Mile''' is a Scottish duo (formerly a trio) known for being one of the most awesomely beautiful SophistiPop bands in existence, but are equally known for their perfectionism and long periods between records. Members include Paul Buchanan (vocals, guitar), Robert Bell (bass), and formerly Paul Joseph Moore (keyboards). Their music is so carefully mixed and composed that the synthesizer effects (later replaced with acoustic-based production) end up creating an other-worldy DreamPop feel.

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'''The Blue Mile''' Nile''' is a Scottish duo (formerly a trio) known for being one of the most awesomely beautiful SophistiPop bands in existence, but are equally known for their perfectionism and long periods between records. Members include Paul Buchanan (vocals, guitar), Robert Bell (bass), and formerly Paul Joseph Moore (keyboards). Their music is so carefully mixed and composed that the synthesizer effects (later replaced with acoustic-based production) end up creating an other-worldy DreamPop feel.


As stated above and throughout the article, these guys '''love''' to spend years at a time recording an album, much like their contemporaries {{Sade}}. Songs are stripped down, rewritten, tweaked, and reworked to the extremes and it shows in the music. If there is one band whose music can be described as the pure definition of "lush" it would be these guys.

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As stated above and throughout the article, these guys '''love''' to spend years at a time recording an album, much like their contemporaries {{Sade}}.Music/{{Sade}}. Songs are stripped down, rewritten, tweaked, and reworked to the extremes and it shows in the music. If there is one band whose music can be described as the pure definition of "lush" it would be these guys.


Then, they spent 8 years recording and producing ''High'', which was released in 2004. This album was considered a return to the throne for the band, although the band stuck with it's acoustic-based music. Currently Moore has stepped down from the project and the other two members make small tours here and there. It is unclear if there is another album in the works.

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Then, they spent 8 years recording and producing ''High'', which was released in 2004. This album was considered a return to the throne for the band, although the band stuck with it's acoustic-based music. Currently Moore has stepped down from the project and the other two members make small tours here and there. It is unclear if there is another album in the works.
works. In 2012, Buchanan released his debut solo album ''Mid Air'', a sparse album that mostly featured his voice and piano; Bell contributed to a handful of songs and his remix of one of the them was issued as a single.


It took another 5 years to record their second album ''Hats'', widely considered their MagnumOpus. The recording conditions for this one were pretty rough. The band had scrapped an ''entire album's worth of material'' and started from scratch when writing these songs. This may seem pretty common place now, but this was back in the 80s where production was even '''more''' expensive than it is now and scrapping '''anything''' was considered a total and complete waste of time that could have gotten them dumped off their label. The reviews proved that The Blue Nile were more than just one-trick dogs and the band quickly went back into the recording studio...

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It took another 5 years to record their second album ''Hats'', widely considered their MagnumOpus.''Hats''. The recording conditions for this one were pretty rough. The band had scrapped an ''entire album's worth of material'' and started from scratch when writing these songs. This may seem pretty common place now, but this was back in the 80s where production was even '''more''' expensive than it is now and scrapping '''anything''' was considered a total and complete waste of time that could have gotten them dumped off their label. The reviews proved that The Blue Nile were more than just one-trick dogs and the band quickly went back into the recording studio...


The Blue Nile is a Scottish duo (formerly a trio) known for being one of the most awesomely beautiful AdultAlternative bands in existence, but are equally known for their perfectionism and long periods between records. Members include Paul Buchanan (vocals, guitar), Robert Bell (bass), and formerly Paul Joseph Moore (keyboards). Their music is so carefully mixed and composed that the synthesizer effects (later replaced with acoustic-based production) end up creating an other-worldy DreamPop feel.

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The '''The Blue Nile Mile''' is a Scottish duo (formerly a trio) known for being one of the most awesomely beautiful AdultAlternative SophistiPop bands in existence, but are equally known for their perfectionism and long periods between records. Members include Paul Buchanan (vocals, guitar), Robert Bell (bass), and formerly Paul Joseph Moore (keyboards). Their music is so carefully mixed and composed that the synthesizer effects (later replaced with acoustic-based production) end up creating an other-worldy DreamPop feel.


TheBlueNile is a Scottish duo (formerly a trio) known for being one of the most awesomely beautiful AdultAlternative bands in existence, but are equally known for their perfectionism and long periods between records. Members include Paul Buchanan (vocals, guitar), Robert Bell (bass), and formerly Paul Joseph Moore (keyboards). Their music is so carefully mixed and composed that the synthesizer effects (later replaced with acoustic-based production) end up creating an other-worldy DreamPop feel.

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TheBlueNile The Blue Nile is a Scottish duo (formerly a trio) known for being one of the most awesomely beautiful AdultAlternative bands in existence, but are equally known for their perfectionism and long periods between records. Members include Paul Buchanan (vocals, guitar), Robert Bell (bass), and formerly Paul Joseph Moore (keyboards). Their music is so carefully mixed and composed that the synthesizer effects (later replaced with acoustic-based production) end up creating an other-worldy DreamPop feel.



It took another 5 years to record their second album ''Hats'', widely considered their MagnumOpus. The recording conditions for this one were pretty rough. The band had scrapped an ''entire album's worth of material'' and started from scratch when writing these songs. This may seem pretty common place now, but this was back in the 80s where production was even '''more''' expensive than it is now and scrapping '''anything''' was considered a total and complete waste of time that could have gotten them dumped off their label. The reviews proved that TheBlueNile were more than just one-trick dogs and the band quickly went back into the recording studio...

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It took another 5 years to record their second album ''Hats'', widely considered their MagnumOpus. The recording conditions for this one were pretty rough. The band had scrapped an ''entire album's worth of material'' and started from scratch when writing these songs. This may seem pretty common place now, but this was back in the 80s where production was even '''more''' expensive than it is now and scrapping '''anything''' was considered a total and complete waste of time that could have gotten them dumped off their label. The reviews proved that TheBlueNile The Blue Nile were more than just one-trick dogs and the band quickly went back into the recording studio...



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* DevelopmentHell: To say that these guys put their albums through this is an understatement.



* MagnumOpus: ''A Walk Across the Rooftops'' or ''Hats'' depending on who you ask.


TheBlueNile is a Scottish duo (formerly a trio) known for being one of the most awesomely beautiful AdultAlternative bands in existence. Members include Paul Buchanan (vocals, guitar), Robert Bell (bass), and formerly Paul Joseph Moore (keyboards). Their music is so carefully mixed and composed that the synthesizer effects (later replaced with acoustic-based production) end up creating an other-worldy DreamPop feel.

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TheBlueNile is a Scottish duo (formerly a trio) known for being one of the most awesomely beautiful AdultAlternative bands in existence.existence, but are equally known for their perfectionism and long periods between records. Members include Paul Buchanan (vocals, guitar), Robert Bell (bass), and formerly Paul Joseph Moore (keyboards). Their music is so carefully mixed and composed that the synthesizer effects (later replaced with acoustic-based production) end up creating an other-worldy DreamPop feel.


The three members met just after college graduation. They originally started out just composing music as a hobby (their original career wishes included English Literature, Electronic Engineering and Mathematics) but it grew into something deeper as the men bonded with each other.

Their first album, ''A Walk Across The Rooftops'' was released in 1984 to lukewarm response that soon blossomed into critical praise as more publications picked it up. They gained some minor radio popularity in Britain, getting them a strong fanbase. Many people fell in love with the lush, carefully structured songs and Buchanan's deeply-affecting voice.

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The three members met just after college graduation. They originally started out just composing music as a hobby (their original career wishes included English Literature, Electronic Engineering and Mathematics) but it grew into something deeper as the men bonded recording of their first album came into play.

Their formation was rather troubled. Buchanan got in touch
with each other.

a hi-fi producer and wanted to start recording music in the format for fun. Buchanan auditioned several musicians, some of whom worked months with him just to drop out after not agreeing with Buchanan's ambition. Eventually he met his other 2 collaborators and their legendary DevelopmentHell reputation started. Their first album, ''A Walk Across The Rooftops'' was released in 1984 to lukewarm response that soon blossomed into critical praise as more publications picked it up. They gained some minor radio popularity in Britain, getting them a strong fanbase. Many people fell in love with the lush, carefully structured songs and Buchanan's deeply-affecting voice.


'''Behold, the kings of DevelopmentHell when it comes to music.'''

In all seriousness, TheBlueNile is a Scottish duo (formerly a trio) known for being one of the most awesomely beautiful AdultAlternative bands in existence. Members include Paul Buchanan (vocals, guitar), Robert Bell (bass), and formerly Paul Joseph Moore (keyboards). Their music is so carefully mixed and composed that the synthesizer effects (later replaced with acoustic-based production) end up creating an other-worldy DreamPop feel.

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'''Behold, the kings of DevelopmentHell when it comes to music.'''

In all seriousness,
TheBlueNile is a Scottish duo (formerly a trio) known for being one of the most awesomely beautiful AdultAlternative bands in existence. Members include Paul Buchanan (vocals, guitar), Robert Bell (bass), and formerly Paul Joseph Moore (keyboards). Their music is so carefully mixed and composed that the synthesizer effects (later replaced with acoustic-based production) end up creating an other-worldy DreamPop feel.



As stated above and throughout the article, these guys '''love''' to spend years at a time recording an album. Songs are stripped down, rewritten, tweaked, and reworked to the extremes and it shows in the music. If there is one band whose music can be described as the pure definition of "lush" it would be these guys.

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As stated above and throughout the article, these guys '''love''' to spend years at a time recording an album.album, much like their contemporaries {{Sade}}. Songs are stripped down, rewritten, tweaked, and reworked to the extremes and it shows in the music. If there is one band whose music can be described as the pure definition of "lush" it would be these guys.

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