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Heat Treatment [Import, Original recording remastered]

Graham Parker, Graham Parker & the RumourAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (July 9, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Polygram UK
  • ASIN: B00005LP1I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,832 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Heat Treatment
2. Thats What They All Say
3. Turned Up Too Late
4. Black Honey
5. Hotel Chambermaid
6. Pourin It All Out
7. Back Door Love
8. Something Youre Going Through
9. Help Me Shake It
10. Fools Gold
11. Hold Back The Night (Bonus Track)
12. (Let Me Get) Sweet On You (Bonus Track)

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Digitally remastered with new sleeve notes from Parker, bonus tracks, expanded booklets and photos.

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible August 21, 2004
Format:Audio CD
There is simply no way to describe the raw emotion and passion that GP has in his music. Has there ever been so large a talent that has gone unrecognized in his lifetime ? Maybe Van Gogh is the only one. GP and the Rumour (the tightest back-up band this side of E-Street) rock out like their lives are on the line, with total commitment and a beat that won't quit. If you like Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen or Elvis Costello you'll love this. An Incredible CD.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars exhilirating March 7, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This along with Struck by Lightning is Parker`s best album. His second and really the one that marked out Parker as something unique. It`s hot,sweaty--perfectly titled--with a great cover photo. It`s guys rock without being neanderthal. The Dylan,Stones and Van Morrison influences are more subdued, and gritty black soul makes its entrance. The stand-outs are Pourin It All Out and Fools Gold; truly you have never heard rock and roll until you have heard Pouting it All Out; a hardrocking riff,wounded Dylan lyrics spat out,a band so tight it`s unbelievable...you can almost hear the musicians scorching their instruments. Fools Gold is like Sam Cooke meets Otis Redding over Roy Orbison guitars and soul-boogie keyboards. Hotel Chambermaid,Heat Treatment,Something You`re Going Through (Van MOrrison meets ska and reggae) That`s What They All Say and Help Me shake It all drip passion,groove and gorgeous melodies. Produced wonderfully with a raw country-blues sound by Robert Mutt Lang,who incidentally is now married to and produces and writes with Shania Twain. Strangely enough this album isn`t that far away from the sounds Twain has,along with Sheryl Crow,Counting Crows,Shelby Lynn and a host of present day `country` rock type people. This just has a hell of a more kicking bass. The ballad side isn`t too represented; Turned Up Too Late and Black Honey; but they`re just breaks in an unbelievably intense group of songs. That intensity soul music is supposed to have,but rarely does? Here it is.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Barely Dated Hybrid October 23, 2005
Format:Audio CD
4+, that is. Many call this classic rock 'n' roll. If they're comparing it with Boston, Dave Matthews, or other such over-blowns/watered-downs, I see their point. However, I hear a delightful hybrid, the sort of merging more likely when most of the sources are faraway (as with the Beatles and black "girl groups," producing something derivative while different). Elvis Presley or Johnny Burnette & the Rock 'n' Roll trio, who in their day had never heard of Otis Redding, could still kick the Rumour's ass at bare-boned ROCK AND ROLL. But who cares? This is great stuff. Back when it came out, and my friends & I were 20-something, it revealed a mature yet fresh approach to what would later come to be called Alternative Rock, Rock - let's not start that whole argument again. While stages were being dominated by a bunch of boys, or boyish personas(the Ramones, Sex Pistols, et al) Parker & his cohorts, like distorted reincarnations of Frank Sinatra or Louis Jourdan, jumped up and said, "Wait a minute - we can play - and we have experience!" - very sexy. My girlfriends & I consistently helped pack sweaty dance floors at Parker's U.S. tours. Think we'd have trouble relating to the viewpoint of "Hotel Chambermaid"? The song, which is written & played in a wonderfully circular/resolving fashion, is so convincingly joyful as to transcend such considerations. Along with "Turned Up Too Late," "Back Door Love," "That's What They All Say," & a handful from Howlin' Wind & Stick to Me, it's a timeless reminder of the innocence, hope & raw oomph that lived before AIDS & a host of other plagues drained some of the roll out of rock. Read more ›
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An awesome follow up to Howlin Wind June 25, 2000
Format:Audio CD
If you have Howlin Wind, Stick to Me (which you may be able to find used) and this one, you have collected some of the best rock and roll of the last 30 years.
This one is not QUITE as good as Howlin Wind in my opinion, but that was a damn hard album to top.
GP came pretty close here. The songs here, especially Pourin It All Out, Thats What They All Say, Black Honey, and Fools Gold are truly GP at his most eloquent. The Rumour truly rock and are one of the most soulful bands I have ever heard. They will knock you down.
The man is an underrated genius who has spent the last 23 years trying to sell albums to people other than rock critics. Why don't people buy his music? I have no idea... but you should. If you like rock and roll, lyrics with an edge and music with soul (which is something music seems to lack these days) - then you will like Graham Parker.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic Remastered. September 5, 2005
Format:Audio CD
GP's "Heat Treatment" along with "Howling Wind" are considered 2 of the greatest records in the history of rock. Anyone unfamiliar with GP should begin here. These are the first 2 albums of a 30 year recording career that should have him in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Yet, his name is almost never mentioned at voting time. The sound on these remasters is very good as well.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Glad I found Parker November 27, 1999
Format:Audio CD
I grew up thinking that the Beatles, Who, Led Zeppelin and the Stones were everything that was good about rock music. Hey, I was pretty naive! One late night in 1986, I was listening to my favorite San Francisco radio station when they aired their feature called "rarities". Well, one of the featured artists was named Graham Parker (never heard of him) and the song played this night was Heat Treatment. I was instantly drawn to this mans music: it sounded awfully vital for me to have never heard his name before. I figured it must be part of some government coverup, or perhaps his record label didn't want to sell his records...(I hadn't even heard Mercury Poisoning yet! ) Anyhow, I made it to the used record store the next day and purchased my first GP record. It was a compilation, and not that good a selection of his recordings, but I soon righted the situation by finding his first 2 albums, Howlin Wind, and this one, Heat Treatment. I've never been able to prove that there was any government conspiracy to conceal his musical offerings, so I've decided that the reason that I had never heard of Graham Parker was because he was so talented and wrote such great songs that he would never fit in with the likes of Peter Frampton, Toto, Neil Diamond and the purveyors of disco. Thank heaven he quit his job at the gas station to make these records!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Parker at his best!
Graham Parker at the peak of his musical powers--soulful, tuneful songs come at you one after another with a driving beat and a seductive snarl.
Published 3 months ago by Robert Budiansky
5.0 out of 5 stars Blue eyed soul with a edge!
Heat Treatment and Howlin' Wind are both classic GP albums-must have. Great British blue eyed soul with a edge! Read more
Published 4 months ago by Rick B
5.0 out of 5 stars Been wanting this a long time
I played this over and over when it came out in the 70's. Now that it's available on MP3, I downloaded this a few days ago and have been listening to it almost continuously. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Alan Bravin
4.0 out of 5 stars Graham Parker may hate "Heat Treatment" but that doesn't mean you have...
Quickly recorded after the release and tour to support Howlin Wind Graham Parker's second album "Heat Treatment" doesn't get quite as much respect critically even from Parker... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Wayne Klein
5.0 out of 5 stars Graham Parker is sooo good
What a great album this is and what an original songwriter and performer with an exceptionally tight band. Love it.
Published 12 months ago by Mr. R. Aulton
5.0 out of 5 stars Heat Treatment rocks!
I had this release as an LP back in 1976 when it first came out. Over the years it somehow vanished from my collection. Hadn't heard it in years until 01/18/2013 when it arrived. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Marty R
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music!
The perfect compliment to his "Howling Wind" album. An excellent collection of R&B rock that evokes Van Morrison and Motown and is legendary in it's performances. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Christopher P Balesteri
5.0 out of 5 stars SWEET Heat Treatment
/This is the album that started it all for Graham Parker and the Rumour.I was hooked completely starting with the opening cut that also bears the name of the album. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Robert J. Norch
5.0 out of 5 stars Passion is no ordinany word.
He mixed pub rock, gritty soul music and punk and took music to a new level. A masterful album, every new musician should listen to it to see how music should be done.
Published 20 months ago by Corky
5.0 out of 5 stars His best
I purchased this album when it was first released on a cassette so I could play it in my car (yeah I'm old)and I damn near wore that tape out it was played so often. Read more
Published on March 1, 2010 by P. R. Pratt
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