Belinda Carlisle is an iconic and sometimes underated singer. Frontwoman of the 1980′s juggarnaught The Gogo’s is captured here during the height of her solo prowess with a great seven piece band. First off like the other records in this series the live sound was catured properly so sonically it actually sounds live a live concert. What I love about this record is it shows Belinda singing solo hits as well as some Gogo’s tracks in a way that most people will be unfamiliar with… sans slick production!
It shows that belinda always had a really good and more importantly for her songs a really cool voice.
I Get Weak, Heaven Is A Place On Earth, Runaway Horses, Our Lips Are Sealed, We Got The Beat and one of my personal favorites World Without You.
No brainer right?
Super enjoyable I look forward to seeing the DVD.
4 (out of 4)
Yeah it is.
Rainman Music is releasing a whole gang of these and I for one cannot be more psyched (more reviews to follow). Super tight performance and “real” live sound (no overdubs) with songs like “Ever Fallen In Love,” “Walking Distance,” and “Autonomy,” how can you go wrong?
Recorded in the 80′s what’s so great about this live recording is that this is what The Buzzcocks sounded like then. I know because I saw them back then.
It really will transport you back to a far less complicated musical history, to a very cool Brit power pop band playing with just the right amount of salty authenticity minus the sarcasm that I defy you to find today.
4 (out of 4)