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8 Eyed Spy: 8 Eyed Spy (Fetish FR2003)

Jon Young, Trouser Press, March 1982

"IT WAS FUN while it lasted," Pat Irwin (now a Raybeat) sighs in the liner notes to this catch-all retrospective of live and studio tracks. 8 Eyed Spy's busy, demanding style wasn't the kind normally associated with a good time, but it must have been an education for the musicians. This LP's unfinished feeling would raise suspicion of a cash-in on a defunct operation were there any commercial potential. Instead, it's just a farewell to the fans.

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