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Kiki Dee Import

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  • Audio CD (July 29, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Emd Int'l
  • ASIN: B000F8O7R4
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #436,322 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Geisel on August 1, 2008
Format: Audio CD
I agree with one of the previous reviews - this is a spectacular album, and very likely Kiki Dee's best all around. It's her most consistent in terms of song quality and her vocal approach works perfectly from song to song. The musicians, many of which are Elton and Kiki Dee Band regulars, are among the best. Dee Murray, Davey Johnstone and James Newton Howard turn in great work here. Elton and Clive Franks did a great job producing and all the songs, whether written by Kiki or other writers make for a stellar lineup.

It's acoustic when it needs to be, electric when necessary and soulful just about all the time. The remastering makes it sound like it came out last year, and frankly all these packaged young girl singers today could take a lesson how it's done by studying this album.

Even 30 years later, it still holds up and, after having it only on vinyl all these years, I'm so thankful EMI decided it was finally time to put it on CD for more ears to discover, and mine to rediscover. Buy it, play it and enjoy the great grooves, for the first time or yet again!

Love ya, Kiki!

(BTW, check out Kiki's web site for great new recordings by her and Carmello Luggeri - they're awesome!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Virgolino Luis on June 30, 2008
Format: Audio CD
This 1977 Kiki Dee release is simply one of the best records ever made, to my musical taste obviously. First of all Kiki's voice is beautiful and surely would deserve wider recognition. But that's not all: she penned herself five songs on this album and co-wrote another two, which is perhaps a lesser known side of Kiki Dee. The contribution of Keyboardist/composer Bias Boshell with two great songs is remarkable. Then we have the great musicians (most of them worked with Elton John, producer of the album) with special attention to the great guitar man Davey Johnstone who's all over... and the also the great James Newton-Howard. Then we have the exquisite orchestral arrangements, the horn arrangements with the Brecker Brothers (incl. great sax wizard Michael Brecker who sadly passed away recently) and another one of my favourites David Sanborn on alto sax (what a solo on "Keep right on"!).
This is a kind of soul-jazzy-funk-soft rock that I love so much, close to Steely Dan's music, I should say. There are no weak tracks, I love all of them, but I can't help make a special remark on "Keep right on" and "In return". And then the sound quality is unbelievable for a 1977 record, better than many recent releases...
In the year of 1977 I was 20 and was living in London, I had the privilege of attending a Kiki Dee concert, I absolutely loved it. I bought this album (vinyl) at that time, fell in love with it, 31 years later I bought the re-issued CD, and although my musical taste has grown onto a jazzier side (so to speak), I still consider this one of the best albuns ever recorded. For younger generations who never heard of Kiki Dee or even for elder ones who only know her for the duet with Elton John "Don't go breaking my heart" I stongly recommend that you buy this CD. You won't regret it.
Thank you Ms Kiki Dee for giving me such beautiful musical moments.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By CacaoRock Online Radio on July 10, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Seems that after the success of her duet with Elton John, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," Kiki decided to call him to produce this album. It is one of the most solid and consistant pieces of seventies soft rock I've ever heard, literally. The album is flawless and rarely loses orbit. As soon as you see it, get it. "How Much Fun" "Sweet Creation," "First Thing In The Morning" and "Chicago" are the highlights of this amazing river of light.
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By Richard J. Perez on February 15, 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
While I only somewhat liked her duo with Elton John, Don't Go Breaking My Heart, I'm so grateful that they worked together on that song, as it made me aware of this fabulous artist.
I first bought this album when I was in high school - sometime in 1978. (I'd lost my albums in the early 90s, and had looked for a cd or mp3, finally finding it on Amazon, and downloading the album last summer.)
I remember thinking how amazing it was at the time - the lyrics, the beats, her voice. I'd grown up on a wide range of music - pop, folk, rock, R&B, and country, as well as Ranchera, and realized that in general, I enjoyed women's voices overall. Of course, there's always the exceptions - Warren Zevon, Boz Scaggs, Jim Croce, Al Green, Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, and then came Prince.
In any case, some of the best tracks on the album are Into Eternity, Standing Room Only, Chicago, Night Hours, Walking, and First Thing In the Morning.
Kiki is best at rock with hints of blues, and with ballads where her voice draws you in and carries you along.
There is only one song on the album with a commercial feel - How Glad I Am, hinting almost at Disco, and is the only time that the album fails to work.
It's such a joy to listen to a whole album again.
BUY THIS ALBUM!!
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