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One Night in Bangkok

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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hot Productions
  • ASIN: 5550392798
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Having recently discovered Louise Robey, the Countess of Burford, hidden away in a recording studio in Suffolk, England, it was a reminder of her earlier career accomplishments. Of late, she's been associated behind the scenes with the death metal group, Cradle of Filth. Robey is best known as the red-haired beauty, Micki Foster, who bewitched viewers on TV's three-year series, "Friday the 13th: The Series." Before that, she had mild success as a recording artist. This album, "One Night in Bangkok," released in 1984, represents her best effort. She's been reported to be working on a new album, but no release date has been promised.

On "Bangkok," she collaborated with producer Joel Diamond, who since then has accumlated 36 gold and platinum recordings and has produced hits for many artists, from Laura Branigan, Gloria Gaynor, Jay Black, Sister Sledge, Helen Reddy, and Australia's The Deadly Nightshades, to the more mundane Lorna Luft, Engelbert Humperdinck, Milton Berle, and Britt Eckland. Diamond's name came up in conversations over the years with other show biz people I've met who were happy with his work, including Dick Clark, Dr. Hook, Mike Doublas, Soupy Sales, and my good friend and Las Vegas star Clint Holmes. Often, a more successful career will stimulate interest in the earlier works, good or bad. In the context of 1984 when "One Night in Bangkok" was released, this is an excellent first album for Louise.

The title song is a cover of the Murray Head recording from the Broadway show "Chess." Robey's version hit number one in the dance clubs and various mixes of the song have circulated, but America was in an anti-disco mood by the mid-80s trying to cast off the musical vestiges of the 1970s.
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I am a Robey fan from her work on "Friday the 13th:TV series." I would recommend this CD for any true die hard fan of Robey or of "Friday the 13th:TV Series." If you are not a fan or do not know who Robey is, then I suggest that you try something else. There are only a couple of good songs on this CD. The best one is "One Night in Bangkok." I think that Robey has a great voice, but this CD does not "rock my world."
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It wasn't a disco classic, like the remastered package will claim, but I've owned it on vinyl since I was a trendy wee lass of 22 in 1986. Okay, so I'm old, but anyone from the 80s is "old" to some whipper schnapperz. The point is, I can still shake my booty without breaking my hip (so far), an' I still has all my chopperz.

All kidding aside, Louise Robey's One Night in Bangkok was always an irresistable wapatui blend of disco, pop, and soul that sounds dated and yet sounds great now that it's been remastered. True, she was a highly paid fashion model who would risk anything to become a highly paid disco singer. Her voice wasn't all that great, but she sure knew how to have fun. You will have fun listening to her if you like to do aerobic walking, and I'm living proof that Robey's music works. I've lost over 30 pounds!

Her cover of the old ABBA-Tim Rice penned "One Night in Bangkok" seriously rules it over Murray Head's, and "Killer's Instinct" is...well, just totally killer. She attacks the old Honeymoon Suite tune, "Turn My Head" with the gusto of any rocker with true grit and spirit. While her version of "Tighter, Tighter" is lacking compared to Alive and Kicking's, her marvelous tongue in cheek ode to being a fashion model in "Bored and Beautiful" is comical and commendable. Good version of "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show," but the Honeycomb still did it better. I don't like "Moth to a Flame" outside of the beat very much, but "The Right Combination" is a cute and bouncy pop song.

Okay, so it's not a landmark artistic effort, but it's an album I have always liked for the sheer light pleasure and fun of it all. If you like 80s pop and dance, how could you ask for anything more?
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I got this for the remake of One Night in Bangkok, the other songs arn't my cup of tea.
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I picked up this CD fully aware that most of it wasn't going to be all that great. I just wanted a hard copy of her version of One Night in Bangkok to play on my fairly nice stereo, since I find MP3's generally don't sound as good.

WHAT A MISTAKE. This 1996 'remaster' sounds horrible! The MP3 version of this song sounds much better. The whole CD is bass heavy, sounds slightly muffled, and distorts on the challenging sections. It sounds like a CD-R made from crappy low bit rate MP3's made in 1996, and that probably exactly what this is. I'm appalled at the sound quality on this disc.

Don't waste your money on this. Try to find an original copy of the disc if you can.

My question is, where does the better sounding MP3 come from??
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