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Obsession:Best of Animotion

AnimotionAudio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Song Title Time Price
listen  1. Obsession 5:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Let Him Go 4:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. I Want You 4:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. I Engineer 4:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Strange Behavior 3:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Anxiety 4:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Room To Move 4:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Calling It Love 4:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Obsession (12 Inch Remix Version) 7:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Let Him Go (12 Inch Remix Version) 6:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. I Want You (12 Inch Remix Version) 6:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. I Engineer (12 Inch Remix Version)10:57$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 16, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Polygram
  • ASIN: B000001EKI
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,687 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Every top 100 hit is here, as well as remixes. Problem is, they left off the 12" version of Room to Move, which would have made this a complete final chapter in the recording history of this band in its two lineups. And if space was an issue, they coul have removed the "12 inch remix" of Obsession, which I believe was remixed a year or so later. The original album version included on this disc (5:35) is actually the "long" version. The remix (7:32) is overmixed and takes away the sexy feel of the original. Other 12" versions are Let Him Go (6:04) (good 12"), I Want you (6:49) (good 12"), and I Engineer (10:57) (a little long for a generally uninteresting song). Also note that the 7" version of Let Him Go is used on here--it has more synths thant the original album version, which was guitar heavy.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars '80s techno-pop lite May 6, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
No guy or gal who spent 1985 hitting the video arcade for a game of "Dig Dug," decked out in suspenders and OP shorts, rubber bracelets and velcro sneaks, could forget Animotion's snarky Top 10 hit "Obsession," or its slightly salty come on ("Who do you want me to be, to make you sleep with me?").
No doubt, the song is a classic of its kind, with its over-the-top electric percussion, flourishy axeplay, campy lyrics (with catchy chorus) and throbbing synth backbeat -- in short, a crystallization of all that was '80s pop. (And anyone who catched the video, which received heavy MTV airplay, got the extra bonus of seeing the moussed-and-eyeliner'd band prancing around a Hollywood mansion in chintzy, movie-extra costumes.)
But for all those who thought that the L.A.-based group's catalog began and ended with that tweaked tune, here comes this "best-of" to remind you that, yes, you're right.
This recently released disc collects cuts from the group's three albums (released between 1984 and 1989). With each record, Animotion's lineup changed considerably, with only one orignal member hanging in there for 1989's self-titled disc. But the sound, irritatingly, stayed the same, eroding a lot of the good will created by the appealingly (and darkly) kooky "Obsession" (included here in the original, long album version, which cranks up the choked guitar riffs toward the fade).
The disc's skimpy liner notes (no loving fan's encomium here) reveal a core problem: As writers, the band's members were a shade under mediocre. The group's two biggest hits -- the other being a cover of Climie Fisher's "Room to Move," pasted on the "My Stepmother Is an Alien" soundtrack -- were penned by outsiders.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll be Obsessed with this one! July 12, 2004
By Alex
Format:Audio CD
Obsession: The Best of Animotion contains all of the greatest hits in the animotion catalog. From the possesive "I Want You" and "Obsession" which hit the top ten in 1985 to the eerie and peculiar "Strange Behavior". This also contains the later Animotion hits "Room to Move"- a Lightwieght song seen in 'My Stepmother is an Alien'. Animotion boasts great instrumentals on the synthesiezer as well as guitars and drums, plus great vocals done by Bill Wadhams and Astrid Plane. As for the reviews below, Obsession: The Best of Animotion DOES contain "I Engineer" plus the "I Engineer [12" Remix]! The 12" remixes add new flavor to the first four songs. These remixes arent only rare, they're great! You get CD quality remixes, in which you would have had to buy old used (and probably poor sound quality) 12" records. This CD is highly recommended for anyone who's heard "Obsession" or is into 80's Synth Pop. 5/5!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Dancible from start to finish! July 16, 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Not bad for a one-hit wonder, they generously threw in four 12-inch remix versions, which of course includes "Obsession". A great time for those who know how to dance, and useful material maybe for those who dance competetively.

It's really too bad '80's music (which is my generation) didn't sound this good - I actually would have liked it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great CD March 27, 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is a great CD. If you liked Obsession, you'll love this CD. If you don't know "Obsession," go to [...] and listen to the mp3 sample of it. Great vocals, great music, really good hook-filled pop songs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blast from the Past January 11, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This group was fine to listen to. I didn't remember them from the past but this album captured their talent.
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