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Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams


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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002L9G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #181,197 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. She's A Runaway
2. Fadeaway
3. Still The Night
4. Rickshaw Riding
5. Angels
6. Misery
7. The Strangest Kind
8. Say You Will
9. Ultimately Fine
10. That's All
11. Looking For Me Somewhere

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Anyway, this BoDeans album is great.
gretasp
This record originally came out in 1986, produced by T-Bone Burnett and part of what I called then (and still call) the Great '80s Roots Rock Revival.
J. Chasin
The rest of the album is also very strong, and shows the broad range of musical talent that the band possessed even from the beginning.
D. Keating

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By P. S. Blencowe on February 22, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I read Amazon reviews all the time but very rarley put anything to print. However, this album is so amazing that it deserves my valuable time. Someone said the first "side" is as good as anything from the 80's. It's as good a side as anything, anytime and don't forget that beautiful little closing track that is just so perfect. Throughout the album the guitars just bristle with a beautifully fresh sound and the melodies are unforgettable after a few listens.
No one will ever top Little Feat's output from '73 to '76 but this album comes close. Indispensable is a bit over-the-top...but this album is.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Keating on April 10, 2002
Format: Audio CD
As some other reviewers have mentioned, this album is a lost gem of the 1980s music scene. Simply put, it is an awesome debut album from one of the better bands of the 80s. The first three songs are great (and probably the better known ones), and will have you singing along with them after a few listens.
The rest of the album is also very strong, and shows the broad range of musical talent that the band possessed even from the beginning. I have owned this album since it came out, and still enjoy listening to it.
I highly recommend this album to any BoDeans fan who does not own it. This album is where it all started. If you have never heard of the band and are looking for a starting point, this is it. You will enjoy it if you like well written, guitar driven songs. If you like early REM, give them album a listen, I think you will enjoy it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Chasin on March 23, 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This record originally came out in 1986, produced by T-Bone Burnett and part of what I called then (and still call) the Great '80s Roots Rock Revival. In many ways still the best BoDeans record, with immediate, simple, instantly engaging songs and bracing playing and youthful enthusiasm. This is one of those records that you can only make as your first record.

If anything, time has been kind to L&H&S&D. This reissue sounds absolutely great-- this album has not sounded this great since it was on vinyl, and an A/B comparison with my earlier CD release revealed this pressing to be fuller and punchier warmer and more immediate; since my turntable is in storage I couldn't compare to the vinyl, but this is the way the record is meant to be heard.

The bonus tracks are OK; "Try and Try" is a fun song, essentially a Buddy Holly rave-up with Every harmonies; the rest sort of confirm that the best songs made it onto the record in the first place. It would have been nice to hear some of the demos for the songs that actually got released; how did "Angels" sound in Kurt's bedroom? And I haven't even watched the DVD yet.

But no matter; this is a great record, in hindsight I'd say a high water mark for the decade, and this version sounds brilliant.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 25, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I did not discover this album until my final year of college (1994). I lost my original tape, so when I went online to purchase the CD, I was shocked to learn that it was released in 1986. The songs on this album could easily be released today and still sound like current music. This CD goes everywhere with me: the office, at home, in the car.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dennis Hawley VINE VOICE on March 22, 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This review is not focused on the songs per se, as this 1986 release is well-known by music fans. Instead, here are some thoughts on the re-mastering and the extra disc of a 1985 concert.

When I received the item, I pulled out my earlier version on the Reprise/Warner label. Then I set up my stereo system, with all settings on `flat' (i.e. no boosting of high ends, etc.), using a high-end amplifier, CD player and a pair of older JBL professional studio monitors, designed to provide an uncolored sound in the recording studio.

I positioned myself in the `sweet spot' between my speakers, and put on the older version. I listened to the first two songs in their entirety, making sure to pay very close attention to the sounds...the separation of instruments, bass response, high ends and vocal colorings. I actually kept my eyes closed most of the time in order to better focus on the range of sound. I then sampled about 30 seconds of several other tunes. Afterwards, I put on this re-mastered version, returning to the same listening spot, careful not to change any setting on my receiver.

When I pressed `play', I was almost knocked to the ground, the sound was so much better. The music leaped out of the speakers at a much higher volume (even though the volume level had not been changed). The comparison in separation and overall clarity was stunning. While it seems almost clichéd these days, I literally could hear instrumentation in this version that was simply not discernable in the Reprise label version, especially in quieter passages. The improvement in sound quality alone justifies buying this new version.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tim Brough TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 19, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Back in 1985/86, Slash Records seemed to be on the brink of starting a whole new American Breed of Rockers. They had new albums and new bands from Los Lobos to The Blasters to The Bodeans. They all got sort of lumped into the 'new wave' category, but there was something more going on here. "Love and Hope and Sex and Dreams" was one of the best embodiments of this group of bands, and reissue, almost 25 years after the fact, shows why.

The Bodeans were young and enthusiastic kids who wanted to make their own sound. Being from Wisconsin, they has no burning desire to be trendy or fashionable, just to make music that felt like escape to them. With the first thrilling notes of "She's A Runaway" and the rocking theme of breakout the song offers, it's an instant classic that should have slotted in comfortably next to the Springsteen or Mellencamp hits of the day. T-Bone Burnette heard the truth inside the songs and the vocal magic Kurt Neumann and Sam Llanas made, and hauled them away to Los Angeles to make this album. "Love and Hope and Sex and Dreams" is a missing link of an album, the chain the runs between The Everly Brothers and The Rolling Stones (from whom the album nicked its title).

The remaster sounds incredible. The BoDeans were still fresh and excited, with T-Bone at the top of his early production game. "Rickshaw Riding" has sudden space in its slowbreathing sound. "Looking for Me Somewhere" sounds like Johnny Cash passed on it to hand it over to these youngsters.
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