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It's Better to Travel

Swing Out SisterAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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listen  2. Twilight World (Superb, Superb, Mix) 6:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  8. It's Not Enough 3:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Theme (From "It's Better To Travel") 4:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Breakout (N.A.D. Mix) 5:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Surrender (Stuff Gun Mix) 6:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mercury
  • ASIN: B000001FMC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,640 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Living in a twilight world with SOS February 29, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Sade was not the only one infusing jazz in her brand of pop. Another British group, Swing Out Sister, led by smooth-voiced Corrine Drewery, she of the Louise Brookes hairdo, was doing the same, only their sound was more peppy, using horns to enhance a backbeat of drums and mostly bass keyboards. The result is a kind of snazzy, lush, dreamy brand of UK jazz pop, the soundtrack for some jet-setters in a cocktail lounge on some ocean-liner.
The single "Breakout" uses airy Pet Shop Boys-type synths, funky keyboards, percussion, string synths, and a fresh horn ensemble in the chorus and bridge. In the NAD mix, also included here, the funky keyboards have been removed in the intro, repeated instrumental fills and loops, instrumentals of the string synths, the removal of airy synths in the bridge, and all the other stuff one's come to expect from remixes.
Its fellow single "Twilight World," sports pronounced snazzy horns and more string synths than "Breakout." "Don't be fooled by love songs and lonely hearts, you're living in a twilight world" sings Corrine, surrounded by a flurry of horns and strings that the Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield would ache to use. And there's a nice vibe instrumental used here. Yes, one does get tired of lonely crowds, friendly faces, and for some privacy. As for the remix, there are different keyboards, a harmonica, there's an obnoxious monologue from some jerk talking about a girl demanding some sort of contract and advances, to which he says, "she'd have to get a body transplant to get an advance from me." That better not be about Corrine.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music to bring civilization out of a coma February 26, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
What was that???? Was that music???? But it does not sound like all that other music!!!! Wake up .... Can your stereo take it???? Why it's music to move this culture to a new level. If your ears are not burned out from ten years of Huey Lewis and the News then take a listen. Musicans are more important than you might think. BUY THIS ALBUM!!!!!!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Catchy songs that just keep growing on you. December 8, 2000
By Glenn
Format:Audio CD
When I first bought this CD, I did so because I liked the two hit singles "Breakout" and "Twilight World". Well, was I ever in for a treat. All of the original songs are good from "Breakout" to the excellent instrumental finale "It's Better to Travel". I could do without the extended and somewhat altered dance mix versions that they stuck at the end although the instrumental version of "Communion" isn't bad. Good upbeat music for the car. I'm surprised that "Fooled by a Smile" was never released as a single as this is probably the most catchy and soon became my favorite. This one's a real keeper!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ~Will be a lifetime favorite on mine!~~ November 17, 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I was in the 8th grade in 1988 when I first heard the CD...I was in the car with my family and boyfriend on the way to San Francisco one cold December night to walk around during the Christmas Holiday when I first heard "Twighlight World" and the song stuck w/me for life. I went to the nearest mall and bought the I lost it and 8 years later I bought the CD, now I am at it again and purchasing yet another CD from the ones lost in the past, at 31yrs old and married I STILL get tingles whenever I hear this CD, it brings back great memories and loves in my life. I love EVERY song on this CD and the lead has such a sultry and lush voice and she's in the ranks with Sade. I HAD to comment because this is a favorite CD of mine and will be for LIFE!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fooled By a Hit ! December 3, 1999
By M.R.
Format:Audio CD
Most people only remember Swing Out Sister's pop hit "Breakout" from this album. Audiences who embraced that single were not ready for the smooth sophisticated sounds which truely defines Swing Out Sister. Their successful blend of jazz, r&b, and pop makes this CD a classic. Corrine's uniqe vocals are refreshing, and adds an extra sparkle to this gem. This group ranks up there along with the timeless sounds of Sade, and Basia.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There Are No Bad Songs! April 16, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Yeah, it came out nearly 15 years ago, and the English group has been super-popular in Japan (rather than the U.S.), but the album still has replayability in the new millennium. Some may think this music isn't their cup of tea, but to tell the truth, everyone will like at least one song on this album. They kinda touch upon several genres, from pop to jazz. "It's Better To Travel" broke Swing Out Sister into the U.S. They're the group that you would hear on the radio and think "Man, that's a catchy song. I wonder who made that." And you would never realize that all those catchy songs you've heard were made by S.O.S.. And it all started with "It's Better To Travel." In fact, one of the greatest songs of all-time (and I may get flack for this) is "Twilight World." I don't think there's anyone who grew up in the 80's who didn't like that song. The horns and violins are captivating, and Corrine Drewery's english accent makes the song even more interesting. My favorite ones are hard "Breakout", "Twilight World", "After Hours", "Fooled By A Smile", and "Surrender". All equally melodic songs that you never get tired of. Corrine Drewery and Andy Connell truly didn't know how to make a bad song...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 11 days ago by Paul M Hermann
5.0 out of 5 stars it truly disturbed me that these artists didn't win the ...
it truly disturbed me that these artists didn't win the grammy when this outstanding work came out; but to give it jody watley was a slap in my ears. Read more
Published 13 days ago by taalibdin muhammad
5.0 out of 5 stars Ah yes! back to the eighties. Superb.
Ah yes! back to the eighties. Superb.
Published 27 days ago by maurice hyland
5.0 out of 5 stars Didn't know about the bonus tracks
The bonus tracks are really nice. The instrumental version of "Communion" is really beautiful.

A great purchase for those who enjoy the Jazz/Pop genre. Read more
Published 3 months ago by E-Rock 1994
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE TRAVELING WITH THIS
The music on this cd is better than I remembered it. Once I heard it, it all came back, and I am very glad I got it!
Published 3 months ago by Steven Cumber
5.0 out of 5 stars Bringing Back the '80's!
I used to listen to this on cassette all the time,then lost touch with Swing Out Sister's great music. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Richard W Dow
5.0 out of 5 stars Existential for your 80's collection, but timeless for your jazz...
I've always liked the indie vibe of SOS, but it is the elegant voice of Corrine that compels me to hit rewind/playback over and over... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Richard martinez
5.0 out of 5 stars a classic pop album
Swing out Sister is among the best of '80s pop music groups, but their blend of pop and jazz is as fresh today as it was in 1987. Read more
Published 9 months ago by john willard
5.0 out of 5 stars Swing Out Sister's "It's Better to Travel" still holds its own
After hearing Swing Out Sister in concert this summer at NightTown in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, I found that its signature album of "It's Better to Travel" still can hold... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Gary J Silver
5.0 out of 5 stars Break Out!
I love this group's sound and couldn't resist buying it here on Amazon. I use to borrow a relatives and decided to buy my own copy. Thanks.
Published 13 months ago by Sparkle
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