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Audio CD, Import, Original recording remastered, September 22, 2009
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The songs aren't bad either. There is lots of fast paced dance music to be found here along with a couple ballads. The big hit was the catchy "Room to Move" (written and originally performed by Climie Fisher)& it was the group's 2nd & final Top 10 hit. It along with the powerful romantic ballad "Calling it Love" also made it onto the [My Stepmother is an Alien] soundtrack. They are the 2 best songs here but there are other quality tracks to be found as well. "The Way Into Your Heart", which Rhodes co-wrote with her husband - singer Richard Marx, is a pretty catchy mid tempo track & probably coulda been a single. "Send It Over", "Best Mistake", "Do Like I Do" & "Ground Zero" are also decent tracks & definitely worth a listen.
So to sum it up, if you're a fan of the group or good pop music, you should def checkout this album cuz it is a better than average release with lots of good songs & good music. It is also a good continuation of the group's earlier work. Unfortunately, it would be their very last album. But at the very least, it was a solid one with some memorable songs.
P.S. The version of "Let Him Go" on this CD is very different than the one on Obsession: The Best of Animotion. The instrumentals on this one boast mostly guitars, and less keyboards. On Obsession: The Best of Animotion "Let Him Go" is greatly synthesiezed. The Obsession: The Best of Animotion version, in my opinion is better.
This album is often confused with the 1989 release "Animotion". Make sure to ask your seller which version they have. The 1989 release, is good too (if you want both)
The bonus tracks are recorded from vinyl...it is extremely easy to hear the pops/crackle in the beginnings of the bonus tracks as well as the overall sound quality is terrible...for example the Obsession (12" Remix Version) track. A huge, huge disappointment.
It's so bad that I am likely going to return this cd. The Label should be sued (I'm not kidding) for releasing this and stating it was remastered.
This cd was created in 2009 which means the source materials were 25 years old. The source materials should have been digital and thus no need for vinyl recordings. I have over 100 cds that were remastered while the original recording was from 1980-1986 and this is by far the worst sound quality.
"Room to Move" is intensely synthesized but has a fun and upbeat groove. "Calling it Love" is actually a pretty good pop ballad that uses powerful vocals laden with synth bass and percussive flairs to give the song a light and pleasant feel. "Message of Love" and "House of Love" use a similar formula to achieve a decent, but not spectacular level of emotion. "Ground Zero", "Send it Over" and "Do Like I do" are OK in the sense that they are fast and fun but lack any serious musicality. The two remaining songs, "Best Mistake" and "The Way into Your Heart" are probably two of the better songs on the album, just below "Room to Move" and "Calling it Love". "Best Mistake" is an overall good song because of it's use of powerful vocals and effective synth beats and bass. "The Way into Your Heart" has an almost jazzy feel to it, especially with the addition of the trumpet and horn section, making it one of the best songs on the CD.
Essentially, although "Animotion " doesn't compare in the slightest to the bands superior older material, this album shouldn't be overlooked as it is a fun and generally well done late 80s synth pop album.
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This impulse buy turned out to be the worst music purchase of my entire life. On the plus side, the album cover is funny enough to pull pranks with.Published on September 12, 2005 by E. H. toney
Animotion is known for their hit Obsession. But the rest of the album is more exciting. They have a strong number of rock heavy songs like the best number Everything's Leading To... Read morePublished on July 9, 2005 by Preston