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Rebel Yell [Expanded Edition] Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered

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More! More! More! An absolute "must-have" of the '80s, this 1983 album reached #6 and stayed on the charts for over a year and a half! Eyes Without a Face; Flesh for Fantasy; Rebel Yell; Catch My Fall , and the rest are here with bonus session takes.

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With a permanently snarled upper lip and the perfect matinee-idol blond hair, Billy Idol made punk rock palatable for MTV and the masses. He did so by watering down punk's aggressive attack with dance grooves and stretches of keyboards where no self-respecting punk would've dared. Essentially, he made pop music with a spare razor blade tossed in for fun. When it clicked, as it does on the anthemic title track of this, his career highlight, well, only an anarchist could complain. "Eyes Without a Face" and "Flesh for Fantasy" are two other early '80s radio stapes found here and they went further to establish Idol as a potential Vegas balladeer. This reissue contains some worthwhile demos. --Rob O'Connor
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 29, 1999)
  • Expanded ed. edition
  • Original Release Date: 1983
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B00000JCFW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,677 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By J. Milner on December 3, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I heard Rebel Yell again on VH1 a couple of weeks back and that prompted me to re-invest in the remastered version of this classic 80s album in the hope that the power and action of the original recording had been enhanced further. In nearly every case where i've bought a remastered version of an existing CD I have heard at least some sonic improvement. Not in this case. This must be the absolute worst example of remastering that i've ever heard. The original actually sounds better. Capitol Records should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this bass heavy, treble-free recording to ever make it to the pressing plant. The original was never that good and suffered from a poor mix but this new one has only enhanced the muffled and muddy sound even further. To say it's 24 bit is amazing as i've compared it to other modern remasterings and it doesn't even come close to the clarity and high resolution we expect from CDs these days.
It's a shame because it's a brilliant album, even now . If the music here doesn't get your adrenaline flowing then nothing will. What an album for turning the worst mood into a good one. The ultimate cheer-up CD. Sadly, now unlistenable thanks to so-called modern technology. Five stars for the music and minus 100 stars for the quality.
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Aside from the chart topping rockers and ballads we've all heard on the radio, this album does not dissapoint with bad filler songs. It is great throughout because of a variety of tempos and styles. Rarely will you find a more seamless blend of punk, disco, new-wave, and hard-rock.

"Rebel Yell" immediately grabs you with its dramatic synth opening and launches you into the album with an infectious almost disco hard-rock beat. Idol's lyrics describe a sexy urban nightlife with the convenient rhyme of heaven and seven eleven. After a frantic Steve Stevens guitar-solo the song breaksdown like something washing up against a beach of phat beats.

"Daytime Drama" is a nice midtempo guitar-driven track generously drenched with synth. "Eyes Without A Face" lays down a gorgeously smooth bass groove, courtesy of Sal Cuevas, for one of the best loved ballads of the 80's with nice female backing vocals by Perri Lister. Showcasing great dynamics, an extended bridge section hits you with guitars and great lyrics. Once again Idol is able to take you into the underworld with a reality that leaves little doubt that he's lived the life he describes.

On "Blue Highway" Idol evokes the wanderlust and free-spiritedness of the American highway while confessing to the dangerousness of its appeal with "Yes, I almost died on a blue highway." Eerily, Idol would later almost lose a leg in a motorcycle accident in the late 90's.

In his preoccupation with sex, Idol gives Prince a run for his money on "Flesh For Fantasy", another sleek rock track with a nice hook.

On the sophisticated "Catch My Fall", which features saxophone by Mars Williams, Idol makes a plea for brotherly love.
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With Rebel Yell, Billy Idol released what's arguably the best of his so far five solo albums. Keith Forsey was still at the producer's helm, and Steve Stevens was doing his fiery guitar theatrics, but here, the songwriting, ferocity and singleworthiness of songs, and tight arrangements were among their best. The album itself reached #6 on the album charts.

The anthemic title track is another example of an Idol classic failing chart-wise, like "White Wedding." It stalled at #46 on the charts, though it did respectfully well on the album rock charts, peaking at #9. But this turned out to be another frantic mixture of new wave synths, punk rhythms, hard rock, and techno beats. "In the midnight, she cried more, more, more!" roars Idol in the chorus, creating another memorable lyric. This song was also reinforced by the energetic concert performance clip on MTV, where viewers got to see Stevens perform some squealing and laser-beam sounding space age theatrics with his guitar. The session take has some "tonight" instead of "last night" in "last night a little dancer came knocking at my door," as well as some rough instrumentation and different lyrics.

Until reaching #1 with "Mony Mony," "Eyes Without A Face" became Idol's highest charting song, reaching #4 on the pop charts and #5 on the album rock charts. The slow airy synths and pulsing bass, claps in this ballad, backup vocals by Idol's girlfriend, Perri Lister, who also did the makeup on Idol's first album, and Stevens grinding guitar during the sudden ferocious rock section midsong provided yet another hit for Idol.
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Riding bus no. 34 to Junior High School. Glad to have the seat with the "hump" on the floor (the wheel well.) Rock n' roll cranking and crackling through lousy, tinny speakers intended not for music but for telling rowdy adolescents to sit down! Under the din of kids insulting each other, name-calling, farting, and chatting about what was on TV the night before hummed "Rebel Yell." If you had a hump seat, you were close enough to the speakers to hear the music.

Everyone knew who Billy Idol was. Most of us were too young to remember Generation X but we'd all loved "White Wedding" (c'mon, the video had coffins and other dark stuff.) There was a cool aggression to "Rebel Yell," a fitting theme for kids starting to separate from their parents but still "shackled" to home and school.

As winter gave way to summer, "Eyes Without a Face" was part of the summer soundtrack for the rock n' rollers that included the hits from albums like 1984 (Van Halen), Pyromania (Def Leppard), Out of the Cellar (Ratt). Fading to fall, Idol titillated with "Flesh for Fantasy," perfectly suggestive for us sex-on-the-brain teens.

Rebel Yell was (and is) brilliant because it fell neatly between the hard but approachable sonic rock of Van Halen and the edgy, snarly attack of the Sex Pistols (or probably more accurately, Billy's old band, Gen X.) More than just rockin', Billy clearly wanted his fans to dance, putting just a splash of disco into the songs. While being of the 80's, and sounding like it, the album is one of those rare pieces that sounds great 20 plus years after it was made. It should be on every "top 100" greatest albums of all-time lists.
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