The Lover Speaks
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I cannot really compare the sound to another band, they are unique in my opinion. I love it for sentimental reasons also.
---If you love the "new romance" movement within British New Wave - including THE COLOURFIELD, CHINA CRISIS, EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL, STYLE COUNCIL, ALISON MOYET, and many more - this album belongs in your collection. If you have a tendency to stew in your own pain and tears after a breakup, this album, a candle, and a full bottle of intoxicating spirits are just what you need. Freeman's lyrics are sentimental, sometimes sappy, occasionally cryptic, and often cynical. You'll be writing florid love letters to your ex-lovers in no time flat.
---If you are a huge 80s hair band or hardcore punk afficionado, this album may not be for you. For the wide and avid group of fans, music from THE LOVER SPEAKS still endures and we enjoy turning on new listeners to the sound whenever possible.
---Freeman headed up THE LOVER SPEAKS and after a cassette of the project traveled through the hands of THE EURYTHMICS Dave Stewart and ended up in the hands of Jimmy Iovine, the group was signed. Two albums were produced, but this is the only one that was released.
Freeman's deep and crisp tenor/baritone is ripe with emotion and lushness. The original "no more I love yous" by far eclipses Annie Lennox's remake, with its overlapping and seering backing harmonies accompanied by suprising key changes.
The rest of the album is also ripe with mid-80's synth/pop balladry and uptempo rock tracks!!!! Highly recommended!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Never thought I'd find this on an officially released CD (I've seen some offerings which people had burned to CD from the original vinyl album). Read morePublished 19 months ago by Randall R. Finnerty
Wonderful to hear these songs again. Just like I remember them! Worth the money to see the smile on my wife's face!Published on January 22, 2014 by Fernando Rojas
There is only one reason to get this album, for the original version of "No More I Love You's". Read morePublished on November 14, 2013 by Mork Twain
First, I'm in agreement with almost everything written before me. The following is my journey of fantastic discovery of this album, and the drama of it being lost. Read morePublished on August 11, 2008 by L.A. Franklin