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Hampton Pool Concerts presents The Christians – 30th Anniversary Tour

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Described as “the Temptations in ripped jeans ” by one rock critic, the Liverpool band’s infectious melodies and warm harmonies had a deep emotional undercurrent. Feeding on accusations, protest, despair and even self-doubt, their “socially aware soul” made a big impact on the complacent music scene of the late 80s.

Their 1987 double-platinum debut album, “The Christians”, entered the album chart at No.2 and featured the Top 30 singles “Forgotten Town”, “Hooverville, “Ideal World” and “Born Again”. In 1988 they released a cover of the Isley Brothers’ “Harvest for the World”, with all proceeds going to British Third-World charities. Their second album, “Colour”, was released in 1990 and went to No.1 in the album chart and contained the successful single “Words”.

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