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Animotion (1989)

AnimotionAudio CD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Audio CD
  • Original Release Date: 1989
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Polydor
  • ASIN: B000AW9NRY
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #600,488 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Third album from the group which reached #110 on the Billboard album chart. TRACK LISTING: [1]. Room To Move [2]. Calling It Love [3]. Ground Zero [4]. Message Of Love [5]. Send It Over [6]. Do Like I Do [7]. Best Mistake [8]. House Of Love [9]. The Way Into Your Heart [10]. Room To Move [Reprise]

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Animotion's First Album- A Keeper. July 16, 2004
By Alex
Format:Audio CD
This is the first album released by the great synth pop band- Animotion. This contains the top ten hit (1985) "Obsession" as well as the top 40 hit "Let Him Go". Fun, Fun, Fun delivers well... a fun feeling, as well as "Open Door". The cold and chilly ballad "Tremble" is definetly a keeper. Animotion uses great instrumentals, boasting great guitar suqences, drums as well as well as the keyboards. Astrid Plane & Bill Wadhams deliver great vocals in all the songs. In my Opinion, the second album "Strange Behavior" is better, yet with the hits "Obsession" and "Let Him Go", you can't go wrong.

P.S. The version of "Let Him Go" on this CD is very different than the one on Obsession: The Best of Animotion. The instrumentals on this one boast mostly guitars, and less keyboards. On Obsession: The Best of Animotion "Let Him Go" is greatly synthesiezed. The Obsession: The Best of Animotion version, in my opinion is better.

This album is often confused with the 1989 release "Animotion". Make sure to ask your seller which version they have. The 1989 release, is good too (if you want both)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Their First Album But Still Great January 3, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Most of the reviews here state that this is the group's debut but in reality this is actually their last album & it was released in 1989. By the time this album was recorded, most of the original band personnel had departed which left only lead guitarist Don Kirkpatrick & keyboardist Greg Smith to carry on. Actress/dancer/singer Cynthia Rhodes was brought in to take over lead vocals for Astrid Plane & I think she does a really good job here. Her voice isn't quite as strong as Astrid's but it's still really good. Paul Engemann replaced Bill Wadhams as the male lead vocalist & his voice is also very decent & meshes well with Rhodes voice.

The songs aren't bad either. There is lots of fast paced dance music to be found here along with a couple ballads. The big hit was the catchy "Room to Move" (written and originally performed by Climie Fisher)& it was the group's 2nd & final Top 10 hit. It along with the powerful romantic ballad "Calling it Love" also made it onto the [My Stepmother is an Alien] soundtrack. They are the 2 best songs here but there are other quality tracks to be found as well. "The Way Into Your Heart", which Rhodes co-wrote with her husband - singer Richard Marx, is a pretty catchy mid tempo track & probably coulda been a single. "Send It Over", "Best Mistake", "Do Like I Do" & "Ground Zero" are also decent tracks & definitely worth a listen.

So to sum it up, if you're a fan of the group or good pop music, you should def checkout this album cuz it is a better than average release with lots of good songs & good music. It is also a good continuation of the group's earlier work. Unfortunately, it would be their very last album. But at the very least, it was a solid one with some memorable songs.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good first album! Very rock driven on most songs. July 9, 2005
By Preston
Format:Audio CD
Animotion is known for their hit Obsession. But the rest of the album is more exciting. They have a strong number of rock heavy songs like the best number Everything's Leading To You, which is like a faster Let Her Go. Some other strong numbers are Fun Fun Fun and Tremble. So there is more of a rock driven vibe here than the keyboard/techno- heavy Obsession. The lead male and female singers in the band bring a sexy vibe to the album as they trade leads in all the songs. What's different on the album is that Obsession clocks in at 5 minutes, versus the single version of 4 minutes. Let Her Go is more guitar heavy on the album than the tinny keyboards that dominate the single version. This album really led them to the success that they had in the '80s. Their song Obsession is still talked about and played to this day in 2005!!!!
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