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All for One [Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Import]

Motels Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (21 July 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: Unknown Label
  • ASIN: B00000JCFV
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,284,967 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Mission Of Mercy
2. Take The L
3. Only The Lonely
4. Art Fails
5. Change My Mind
6. So L.A.
7. Tragic Surf
8. Apocalypso
9. He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)
10. Forever Mine
11. Bonus Track: So L.A. (Apocalypso Version)
12. Bonus Track: Schneekin (Apocalypso Version)
13. Bonus Track: Mission Of Mercy (Apocalypso Version)
14. Bonus Track: Who Could Resist That Face (Apocalypso Version)
15. Bonus Track: Only The Lonely (Live)

Product Description

THE MOTELS All Four One (1999 US Expanded Edition 20-bit Digitally Remastered 15-track CD of the 1982 album includes five BONUS tracks including a live version of Only The Lonely recorded in Santa Barbara in 1983 complete with a fold-out picture sleeve)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars do not buy 26 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Got this as it was one of my all time face but had lost my copy. Played twice in car and has not worked since. Had tried to contact seller but no reply. Very disappointed. Really bad quality and service.
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4.0 out of 5 stars One classic justifies the price 9 Jan 2002
By Andy Millward VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
This album by the Motels features 11 competent, catchy and slightly forgettable pop songs, plus one awesome rocker that certainly ranks in my top 100. The failure to get Mission of Mercy no 1 certainly ranks as one of the great record company failures of all time (like the exec who rejected the Beatles, saying guitar bands were out!)
The song is simply perfect - terrific pounding beat, Martha's sultry vocals and an instantly memorable hook line: "I never knew mercy could feel this way." Even if the remainder won't be on your daily playlist, buy the album for this song alone.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Played This Record So Much My Mother Didn't Have To! 31 July 2002
By "one-woman-riot" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Only until just recently, I owned this album on vinyl only! I was just a little kid back when this was released and purchaced by my mother. I still remember sitting on the living room floor listening to it with headphones. I would just stare at her picture until, yeah it is to this day burned into my memory. I knew all the lyrics by heart. As I got older, I began to worry about something happening to my record. I tried not to think about how I would cope if I lost the ability to hear all the songs that have meant so much...Then it was finally available on CD format, I was estatic! Only the Lonely, and Take the L are the big hits from the day, but my favorites then as a kid and now have remained the same. Mission of Mercy, Art Fails, Change My Mind, So L.A., Tragic Surf, and Apocalypso are just perfect! They will always remind me of being a kid, a not-so-distant past when vinyl used to spin; playing music meant you had to pay attention because in order to hear the entire thing the record had to be flipped. Which added another dimention to it; which side of the album first would I pick? Someday, I am going to cover either Art Fails or Change My Mind! "Cause the man on the corner got something new and something new is good for you, today!" What else is needed to say...
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a listen! 10 Aug 2000
By "ransom22" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
If you were watching MTV back in the early 80's, you'll remember the Motels. "Only the Lonely" and "Take the L" were played in heavy rotation. I liked those songs, but not enough to buy the album back then.
Now that I've started buying the Motels' CD's, I know how much I missed out on at the time. I wish I'd bought their albums back then. Now some of them aren't available any more!
On this album, Martha Davis' voice and writing ability really shine. The CD is just a joy to listen to, from start to finish. Plus, the CD includes a nice historical note from Martha, and a few songs from the aborted Apocolypso record.
I just home Capitol re-releases the remaining Motels albums on CD. I'd love to have 'Control' and 'Shock' someday. Until then, I'll keep spinning the four CD's I was able to get, and keep enjoying Martha's voice and the group's music.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ALMOST GOT IT RIGHT 4 Feb 2001
By Avalon Don - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
" All Four One " is one of the twenty best rock albums of all time. The Motels had a timeless style like The Doors. The sound of the cd is outstanding and the added bonus tracks are a plus. My only complaint is the full photo of Martha from the original inside album packaging (which matched the outside cover art) is only a partial. Capitol you almost got it right. I also have the " One Way" cd version which does have the picture, but the sound quality is average at best.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Martha's voice & songs + sessionmen & brillant producer 4 April 2005
By Philip A.Cohen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I love this album and its' expanded edition,though some will debate whether it was true to the group's sound.The truth is,that the group's first two albums weren't commercially successful in the U.S.A.,and that a third album that the group recorded wasn't acceptable to Capitol,and wasn't released.The problem wasn't so much in the songs,but in the arrangements.But producer Val Garay(formerly an engineer for Linda Ronstadt) came up with a brilliant idea:get some very slick L.A. sessionmen to fine tune the arrangements,and replace the group members on the instrumental tracks in the studio,leaving the group members the simpler task of immitating the newly improved arrangements onstage.When Garay was asked about the use of sessionmen in an interview with the(long-defunct) magazine "Modern Recording and Music",he said "Maybe they'll be ready(to play) next time",which obviously humiliated the group.Still,the hits(and the use of sessionmen) continued for the remainder of the group's association with Garay.Without Garay and the sessionmen,the hits stopped.Now,some of the songs from the scrapped album "Apocalypso" debut as bonus tracks(including early versions of "So L.A." & "Mission of Mercy" played by the group),and you also get a live version of "Only The Lonely",where the group tries to approximate the studio version that they didn't play on(for the group's original studio version from the "Apocalypso" sessions,see the group's outtakes album "Anthologyland").What Val Garay did in the studio(to get the group hit albums & singles) was correct.Martha Davis(with whomever backs her singing and writing) IS "The Motels"
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deserted Island Album! 6 April 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Top down on the convertable Corvette, driving along the Coast Highway in La Jolla, smell of the sea in the air. This album is perfect for cruisin So Cal. Its also great stuff for those who aren't cruisin So Cal. Every song captures the best non-commercial aspect of 80s music. It also is about as close to a definition of what the good California 80s club bands were all about. If you want a small club band sound with solid (not slick) production, this is it. It doesn't get any better!
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