Tommy Tutone

December 4, 2007 | Format: MP3

$9.99
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2:51
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: December 4, 2007
  • Release Date: December 4, 2007
  • Label: Columbia
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  • Total Length: 38:29
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  • ASIN: B0014KB9NM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,795 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 7, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Tommy Tutone is often noted as being a one hit wonder band. This is simply because "867-5309/Jenny" was their only song to receive air play. It isn't even their best song. This CD is full of good songs primarily from the first 2 albums. I highly recomend this CD, just take a listen and you will agree. Given more airtime for all their material they could of had a string of hits during the 80's, there is little music in the same genre today that can match this stuff !!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Eric R. Last on February 12, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Tommy Tutone made three albums in the early 80s, and had one smash hit single, "867-5309/Jenny", which was from the second album, "Tommy Tutone 2". This CD re-issue combines the first 2 albums on one CD. (The 3rd album, "National Emotion", has never been issued on CD, but is a disappointment compared to the first two.) Tommy Tutone's albums were comprised of energetic power pop in the style of the hit, plus slower, more somber songs that were equally catchy but had a quality of melancholy - "Shadow On The Road Ahead", "Which Man Are You". The first album is pretty good, a 3-star effort, but it is on the 5-star second album where they really shine. The two leaders, singer Tommy Health and guitarist Jim Keller, where known during the band's brief life for not getting along well together, and after album three they finally split up. More than a decade after their heyday, Heath resurrected the band name and put out two more albums as Tommy Tutone, without Keller's involvement. I haven't heard either one. If you know and love "867-5309/Jenny" and are curious about whether the rest is worth owning, my advice is go ahead and buy this CD, there are plenty of other good songs to be found here.
(April 2003 update: Now I HAVE heard the two later albums, and I like them both. 1994's "Nervous Love" seems more like a Tommy Heath solo album, but 1998's "Tutone.rtf" has got the old Tommy Tutone spirit, and holds it's own with the best of the albums from the 80s. I've submitted reviews of each to Amazon.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By P. Dunlop on July 18, 2002
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Tommy Tutone enjoyed a short heyday during the peak of New Wave in the early 1980s. The first two Tutone albums contained an array of power pop--music with hooks and an edge. There are at least five or six great tunes on this CD. Jenny (867-5309 is their best-known song and may also be their best. But songs like Baby It's Alight, Angel Say No, Cheap Date and Which Man are You, among others, are worth a serious listen. If you're into the music of the New Wave period, definitely check this CD out.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Vladislav on June 16, 2005
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Having been exposed to only "8675309-JENNIE" leaves you totally unprepared

for the scope and depth that this band summons forth in this compilation of their other songs. Tommy Heath and Jim Keller evoke a synthesis of sound that stirs the echos of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, the Beatles, T-Bone Burnett and Tom Waits among others. Why they did not chart more hits is no mystery as they had little help or promotion from their label. With songs like "Which Man Are You", "Why Baby Why","No Way to Cry", "Steal Away" and "Tonight", all of which have haunting lyrics and captivating melodies (like Orbison's Ballads)they should have stayed in the Top 40. Their lyrics are so good they must have been written with a silver pen using golden ink because once you start listening to the songs, its hard to stop. For anyone that believes no good music came from the 1980s, you need only hear Tutone 'Once' to realize that's not true. They had a rare talent and should have stayed together longer because their music is much, much better than the seemingly anonymous and androgynous "pretty boys" which seemed more concerned with their hair than with their music. Their guitars and vocals are faultless, and adding the meshing together of the drums and keyboards have you believing they had been together for many years. They don't need the on stage antics of other bands, and they did not need it as their music is so introspective and different that it is almost, "stand alone."

A genuine diamond that begs to be played over and over.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alan on July 14, 2011
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CD-R's are fine. It's the person preparing your shipment that may be screwy. Labels mis-spelled, some titles in CAPITAL LETTERS and some not. Some track listings may be incorrect. No info on who wrote or performed on the songs... just a pretty one sided label, a jewel case and a CD-R. A burner, a printer and some paper, and you, too, are in business...
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I saw this band perform in 1981 in a bar on the marina at Sodus Point, New York. They sucked live, and I drove 40 miles to find that that out! But I can tell you that in spite of this disappointment, I am a Tommy Tutone fan. Like a lot of "one hit wonders", Tommy Tutone has many more songs that are MUCH better than the one hit that, for some unknown reason, got the radio airplay. The depth of the songwriting on Tommy Tutone 2 is much deeper than the lyrics for 867-5301/Jenny would have you believe. "Shadow On The Road Ahead", "Why Baby Why", "Which Man Are You" and "No Way To Cry" stand out for me. And "867-5309/Jenny" is a hoot of a party song! I have not heard the releases after Tommy Tutone 2, but this album alone is worth the price of admission on a two-for-one CD.
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