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Desperate Original recording remastered

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Audio CD, Original recording remastered, February 5, 2008
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 5, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Caroline
  • ASIN: B0011WMHSY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #443,829 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lars Kristiansson on January 9, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Nearly every song on this effort is a rockin' good time. Great guitar timbres, powerful and tasteful drumming, fused to bouncy and fun melodies. But for me, it is the vocals that really take this into the "Classic" status. Christina Amphlett's phrasing is fierce, frustrated, nearly out of control - yet presented with incredible skill and taste. The well-placed squeaks and falsetto lapses seem to emerge from some emotional depth that can only hint at the singer's desperate passion. Now I'll admit to not liking ballads too much, but every up-tempo song on this CD is a real keeper. When was the last time you could say that about an album? A stunning effort and worth adding to your collection!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tom Dixon on August 26, 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I recently purchased this cd. It is "Lovingly Remastered".

"Desperate" was a solid rock album all the way through. Highlight is "Elsie". An intimate(dark) look inside an isolated disturbed mind. I purchased this disc before I knew whether or not it was a remaster. I already own the original release, it was worth the risk of duplication!

After Desperate "The Divinyls" were oriented towards singles, all albums pale in comparison.

When an individual reads a review, one hopes the reviewer will tell kindred spirits about the product in hand. Instead, often we get a unoriginal run down of what is already posted on a web site, printed in the liner notes or published in an autobiography.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By John Mikulak III on April 29, 2008
Format: MP3 Music
Classic 80's rock. For me, this album redeemed Divinyls from the one-hit-wonder status they had from "I Touch Myself", which is how I first heard of them. This has the song "Ring Me Up" from the soundtrack to Sixteen Candles (High School Reunion Collection). [The scene where Samantha approaches Jake Ryan and freezes up, at the end of the school dance.] How that song didn't make it to the "Essentials" compilation, I'll never understand.

Anyways, as of now, the tags for these songs are mixed up. [Thought you should know that.] The song titles are incorrect, and not just on the preview clips, but on the actual mp3s. This was just released today on Amazon Downloads, so it could be fixed by the time you read this.
So, after you re-tag the songs, enjoy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Mathes on June 19, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I bought this as an album back in 1983. Great album and their best by far. Elsie, Boys in Town, Take a Chance, are the highlights. Not a bad song on here. Very hard to find which is a shame. The rest of their discs are pretty good to.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Don Anderson on June 28, 2014
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
I owned the vinyl copy of this album but had to sell all my albums when I moved into a smaller house. I pined for this one so much that I just had to buy the mp3 version. Desperate captures the raw rock sound of the Divinyls perfectly. Chrissy Amphlett's unique vocal style blends perfectly with the rocking rhythm section to create an irresistible sound.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thea on June 6, 2013
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
A shame the Divinyls are no more.. I've listened since their inception and love the vocals. RIP Chrissy Amphlett, I'll miss you.
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