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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Music Entertain
  • ASIN: B000008KVF
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,005 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I loved this album on cassette and I own it on CD.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Daniel J. Hamlow HALL OF FAME on July 3, 2003
Format: Audio CD
It seems unjust that Rob Hyman and Eric Bazilian of the Hooters musically made their best mark with only their first album. The artists they wrote for and produced albums for seemed to do better. One artist they propped up was Patty Smyth, best known as the voice of Scandal--("The Warrior", "Beat Of A Heart"), and although it didn't do well, I consider Never Enough to be one of the best albums of the 1980's.
For the most part, Never Enough expands on Scandal's sound to a wall of rock guitar with the usual 80's-accompanied keyboards. Smyth's edgey, robust voice is easily demonstrated on the rocking title track. A girl meets the man of her dreams, and that promise in the dark they made together ends up being lost in the storm forever, to paraphrase. She learns the cost of freedom, which becomes a secret the man shared to something we all can share. Easily the best track here.
Her cover of Tom Waits' "Downtown Train" betters Rod Stewart's 1991 version. It matches her persona, pretty but not in an artificial model-glamorous sort of way, street-smart, wearing a leather jacket and mini, tough but loyal. When she mentions the line about Brooklyn girls being thorns without the rose, and she says, "Oh if I was the one/you chose to be your only one" it reminds me of tomboy Mary Stuart Masterson telling Eric Stoltz about Lea Thompson in Some Kind Of Wonderful. David Sanborn has a nice and all-too brief sax solo.
"Call To Heaven" is a sobering rock ballad of a soldier at war who captured by enemies and executed by firing squad, exploring the minds of both sides. The guitars and Patty's vocals go up a notch from this verse on: "Gather 'round reluctant marksmen/One of them to take his life/With a smile he gives them pardon/Leaves the dark and takes the light.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Irene Rose on March 25, 2005
Format: Audio CD
The outstanding track is "Call to Heaven" which never got any radio play time because it's more than 5 minutes long, but they are an enthralling 5 minutes. It is one of my top 20 songs of all time (and I've heard a lot of songs).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul J. Ferraro Sr. on September 12, 2009
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What can I say? Patty Smyth could have been a raging star for the last 20 or more years, but she chose a regular life with very sporatic releases instead. Good for her! But when she did release a record, including "Never Enough" (1987), her natural talent as a singer/songwriter was overwhelming. 9 great songs from beginning to end...that is "Never Enough". I had the pleasure of seeing her perform live in support of Rod Stewart back in 1993 at the Nikon Jones Beach Theatre on Long Island, and most recently in June 2009 at B.B. King's in New York City. Like her recordings, her live performances were and are spectacular.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael Bomback on October 2, 2013
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Really should be a classic ,most of the album is very good well crafted songs ,this is the superior version of "downtown train".
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By JoeDX on January 20, 2015
Format: Audio CD
I have the "Never Enough" album on vinyl.

I have always been a Patty Smyth fan since the original "Scandal" album.
IMO Patty has one of the best female rock voices in rock history .

However.......
If I can describe the album in two words it would be "over produced" .
It seems that the producer tried to make Patty (and the album) in to some kind of "arena rocker" instead of the natural straight rocker she is.
The end result is a cookie cutter wall of sound in every track that fails to really distinguish one song from another and her voice is overly reverbed the point of ruining it .

This album needed more of someone like "T Bone Burnett" producing it and less of the Phill Spector treatment.

The album is for two groups of people....either fans of " arena rock" or Patty Smyth fans.
I am in the latter group.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Vincent Alvino on January 2, 2007
Format: Audio CD
i had this on cassette when it was first released and spent alot of time trying to find the cd. i always liked this album, and i don't thik it ever really got the promotion it should have. there are some great songs here and of course that voice of patty's-pure heaven. it is s slightly different style than that of scandal album and maybe that it why it never caught on the way it should have. i recommend this to anyone a fan of patty's singing and to those who love rock music.
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