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    Bella Vista – “Midway ” – [Orange]

    BELLA VISTA was a Washington, D.C. trio whose
    sole output was limited to 7″ vinyl : their first (and
    best) EP for [Matinee], ‘Was the Last? (1998), this
    record [released the same year] and a split EP with
    the BEST WISHES on [Turn Up the Treble!], 1999.
    These three songs recorded in Philadelphia and
    engineered by Ben X. Kim (CLOCK STRIKES
    THIRTEEN), including a surpassing cover of ‘My
    Boy and His Motorbike?, written by the estimable
    Elizabeth Price & found on the final CAROUSEL
    LP (vocal here by Jenny). Mark Powell has since
    moved on to New Cross Gate (South London) and
    become half of PIPAS (decidedly more bossa-pop),
    but BELLA VISTA left much to cherish in the way
    of indiepop taste and leisure, evidenced by lead track
    ‘Midway?”it’s not the end, it’s just the beginning?’
    Tender trappings to remember them by.
    MITCH December 2002

  • Reviewed by mitch on August 30, 2006 at 11:15 pm
  • Filed as 7-inch,A Library
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