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Alf

Alison MoyetAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Between 1984 and 1987, Alison Moyet toured the world, won two BRIT Awards, and performed at Live Aid in 1985. Her next album, Raindancing (1987), earned the singer a third BRIT Award and brought her to the U.S. for the first time as a solo per¬former. Hoodoo (1991) and Essex (1994) found Alison taking her music in an earth¬ier, less pop-friendly direction. But "It Won't Be ... Read more in Amazon's Alison Moyet Store

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  • Audio CD (November 9, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B00000263K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,050 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Love Resurrection
2. Honey For The Bees
3. For You Only
4. Invisible
5. Steal Me Blind
6. All Cried Out
7. Money Mile
8. Twisting The Knife
9. Where Hides Sleep

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4.8 out of 5 stars
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4.8 out of 5 stars
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll never grow tired of it July 27, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I have always been a fan of Alison Moyet since I first heard her with Yaz. I've picked up every album I could find that she has graced with her vocals - and never disliked. This album constitutes her first solo effort, and the visible abount of thought and work that went in to song choice, track layout, production and practice really payed off. The musical style is mixed, from soft pop to ballads, but remains smooth in sound - a far cry from the harsher style of Yaz. This album, unlike her later albums which began to decrease the amount of production work and begin to take her on the road towards a more "folk/natural" sound, remains unique in her collection as a final (albeit darker) chapter in her dance/pop career. Well worth acquiring.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A terrific solo debut! September 3, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Alison Moyet's solo career began with this album after leaving Yazoo (Yaz in USA). And what a solo debut it is! Nine fabulous tracks that haven't lost their strength over the years. Alison's emotive and ruminative voice has a depth many other female singers lack. Though the production by Jolley/Swain tends to be a bit slick, Alison 'Alf' Moyet saves the album from mediocrity with her soulfulness. Alf's songwriting-skills are impressive and her songs emit power. 'Love Resurrection' makes you spin around the room, while 'All Cried Out' makes you want to belt the song in full volume. The latter being the best song on the album. 'Where Hides Sleep' brings out the restlessness in you, as does 'Money Mile'. A praising review, but why only 4 stars you may ask. Simply because Moyet's albums 'Hoodoo', 'Essex' and 'Singles' are a bit better.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Warm Injection of Pure British Soul! September 25, 2002
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Alison's fist solo offering after her departure from Yazoo began a career away from cold synths and dance repitition.
She showed us how warm she really was with the almost revival feel of "Love Resurection" and the sweet "For You Only".
She showed off her powerful soul notes on epics like "All Cried Out" and "Invisible". Got a little bluesy over "Steal Me Blind" and atmospheric on the ethereal "Where Hides Sleep".
Alison is an important artist and in the mid 80s during the promised and disapointing jazz revivals, ALF brought a breath of freshness and vim! She shames Julia Fordham, blows away Tracy Thorn, and rivaled Sade who at the time wore a white backless Billy Holiday ... dress to connect in people's minds that she was trying to be jazz...thankfully this only lasted one album and she became a star on PROMISE...but enough about her.
ALF is a standard now in the Moyet collection and she has just added another gem, her new album: HOMETIME which is almost scarily her best album ever!!
Buy both and love them...thank you.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Diva's debut October 25, 2000
Format:Audio CD
It's a testament to the strength of Alison Moyet's first solo album that, all these years later, her music is still measured by it (which is a bit unfair, given the quality of her two best and, bizarrely, unavailable albums, "Hoodoo" and "Essex". But I digress...). "Alf" firmly established Alison Moyet as a great soul diva. Indeed few singers can come close to her ability to convey emotion without resorting to histrionics. Following the demise of the influential Yaz, the public's great expectations were met big time with "Alf", which is accomplished, assured and irresistable. Only three tracks were released as A-sides ("Love Resurrection", "All Cried Out" and "Invisible") but there were at least two further potential smash hits here in the shape of the groovy "Honey For The Bees" (subsequently covered by American soul star, Patti Austin) and the gorgeous ballad, "For You Only". The closing track, "Where Hides Sleep", raises goosebumps with its ethereal harmonies weaving and waltzing over a swaying rhythm track. The rootsy "Steal Me Blind" is probably closer to what people expected of Alison and the lyric reflects her comments in a contemporary interview where she mentioned that some of her friends treated her like a bank.
Producers Tony Swain and Steve Jolly left their mark on this album and, overall, the synth-based sound is probably closer to the Yaz sound than Alison might have liked. Certainly this fan was expecting something a bit rawer than "Alf" (Alison finally delivered on this with her masterpiece, "Hoodoo"). Still, with so many great songs, it's impossible to fault this collection. Maybe some day Sony will please us all by re-mastering this album and including the rare B-sides "Baby I Do", "Hitch Hike" and "Don't Burn Down The Bridges". For now, this is a mid-price must-have. Treat yourself.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By jorge
Format:Audio CD
The first time I found out about ex Yaz singer Alison Moyet was in an article on the music magazine Rolling Stone, were music editors picked her as their earliest selection for Best Female Vocalist of 1984. I end up buying this CD a few years later and I was very impressed by the range and emotional depth of this extraordinary singer. This is the first of 4 solo great recordings; specially the last two, the overlooked gems: Hoodoo and Essex. On those 2 recordings she really got creative with her music and her own lyrics; both her singing and songwriting skills got stronger. It's truly a shame that her CD releases of her best work until today are out print; that is Hoodoo and Essex (you can still find them occasionally on used CD stores). On Alf, from the opening single "Love Resurrection" through the last cut "Where hides sleeps" her voice it's like a hurricane. Also, buy her greatest hits titled: Singles, where she does a contemporary remake of Roberta Flack's classic "The first time I ever saw your face". Finally, we (her fans and hopefully even more people) will be listening her new CD coming out in August 22 titled: Hometime; and early listenings are finding music critics praising this recording. I really hope that she gets more exposure with this new release. Get to know this underappreciated amazing singer; check her website: alisonmoyet.com
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I absolutely loved this Alison Moyet album. This is a classic, and I urge you to buy it.
Published 1 month ago by Tammy_who
5.0 out of 5 stars Alf a reffic
I loved this actual cassette while I was stationed in England in the early 80 's.love Alison's voice..sweet heart full of Soul sound..actually love all her songs. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Roger D.george
5.0 out of 5 stars Regarding: Alison Moyet, "Alf"
The "Alf" disk from Alison Moyet was just what I expected! CLASSIC!!! Thank you Amazon...you know I could hear her most wonderfull voice...so vibrant! oooh, thank you.R.
Published 3 months ago by rael hernandez
5.0 out of 5 stars Stands the test of time
This was and still is, a superb work by Alison. The entire CD is brilliant. I originally purchased this as a cassette back when it was first released. Read more
Published 11 months ago by J. E. Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Still holds up as one of the best Albums.
I think this was one of the best albums by Alison Moyet. Her sound is quite unique and easy to listen to One of the great artists of our time. Read more
Published 13 months ago by D. Robins
5.0 out of 5 stars The Voice of the 80's
I'd forgotten how AMAZING Alison Moyet's voice is. This CD got me through many times (good & bad) in the late 80's. So happy to have found ALF again.
Published 13 months ago by Dizney Man
5.0 out of 5 stars Love ALF!
Have this LP from the 80's and wanted to have in on CD. Her voice is timeless and smooth. One of my go-to favs!
Published 14 months ago by BreezeGirl
5.0 out of 5 stars Alison album
Has been a long time since I heard Alison, but am enjoying every minute of it. The album arrived promptly as usual.
Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Emotionally Charged!!!
All the things you think late at night when no one can hear you!!! An excellent outlet to scream at the top of your lungs and drive!!!
Published on February 3, 2010 by Ona Journey
5.0 out of 5 stars The Most Uplifting Album And Songs Ever!!!!
I just purchased Alison Moyet's Alf Album a couple of weeks ago and I must say that after listening to it her music is absolutely the most uplifting of any melodies and songs that... Read more
Published on March 6, 2009 by J. Marus
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