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Blast [CD]

Holly Johnson Audio CD
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Holly Johnson's first foray into the world of popular culture as frontman for conceptual Multi Million selling Pop act Frankie Goes To Hollywood; 'Relax' burst onto the airwaves and was banned by the BBC. With their Electro Rock Hybrid Frankie saved the Pop Single reinvented the Remix and paved the way for what has now called EDM (Electronic Dance Music). Frankie burned brightly ... Read more in Amazon's Holly Johnson Store

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  • Audio CD (16 Nov 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: MCA Records
  • ASIN: B00004SNTK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,045 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Atomic City
2. Heaven's Here
3. Americanos
4. Deep In Love
5. S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
6. Love Train
7. Got It Made
8. Love Will Come
9. Perfume
10. Feel Good

Product Description

Out of print in the U.S.! UK reissue of the 1989 solo debut album from former Frankie Goes To Hollywood vocalist Holly Johnson. Following FGTHs split in 1986, Holly spent the next few years in a court battle against ZTT Records before finally gaining artistic freedom and recording this debut album. Though FGTH had fallen from grace with their last release, Blast was an enormous success for Holly, spawning the hit singles Love Train, Americanos and Atomic City. Not entirely different from FGTH, Blast offers the listener a new and improved Holly Johnson. 10 tracks. Universal.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great slice of late 80s pop! 11 Nov 2009
By GWM
Format:Audio CD
Holly Johnson proved that he was more than just a cog in the ZTT machine with his first solo release for MCA, Blast. Pure pop, with some great synth-disco leanings. This album contains the popular sinlges Americanos and Love Train, plus the big, lush ballad, Heaven's Here.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars American version of BLAST By Hollyt Johnson 14 July 2007
Format:Audio CD
Copies of BLAST on the UNI Label come from America where this number one and platinum selling album in the UK did not get the promotion it deserved . American producers Dan "Relight My Fire" Hartman and StEphen Hague gave this a polished electro dance pop feel. Remixes of singles from this album Love Train, Atomic City , Heaven's Here and Americanos included classic mixes by Frankie Knuckles, PWL and Julian Mendohlsen RELEASED LATER IN 1989 ON THE REMIX ALBUM HOLLELUJAH! Americanos was also used as the opening theme tune for the Susan Sidlemann film "COOKIE"
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5.0 out of 5 stars BLAST: Number One In The UK 14 July 2007
Format:Audio CD
This first solo album from the legendary Frankie Goes To Hollywood singer and songwriter was number one in the UK and went Platinum almost immediately after release in APRIL 1989. This album and it's success throughout Europe proved that he was not just a product of the ZTT machine. Produced by , Dan Hartman, Stephan Hague and others.

Curated by Holly Johnson, this excellent new SFE/ Cherry Red reissue contains all the mixes some unreleased in the UK and the whole of HOLLELUJAH! The Remix Album. Included is a DVD of all 5 promo videos made for the project and a booklet containing sleeve notes by Holly about the making of the record.

Disc One
The Blast Album Remastered - 'B-Sides' And Rarities / Atomic City / Heaven's Here / Americanos / Deep In Love / S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "There's a party going on in Atomic City.." 4 Jan 2011
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Promised by Universal Music in 2009 and finally delivered by Cherry Red records in 2010,the expanded edition of Holly Johnson's first post Frankie album,"Blast" is so full of audio content most casual and hardcore fans alike will be very happy indeed.
Firstly to the mastering.The music,for the most part,sounds great.All errors from the previous reissue in 2009 have been rectified.The album proper plays through with the appropriate tracks running into each other.Most notable is the mix between the first and second tracks which other reviewers who purchased the 2009 release have mentioned was incorrectly mastered as two separate tracks.Not anymore,all good.There is however,two tracks ripped off vinyl records,more on that below.
Now on to the contents of the three discs.
Disc one has the remastered original album plus the single b-sides and rarities.
Disc two contains all the single remixes including some that were only released in the USA.But the greatest bonus for fans is the inclusion of the tracks from the "Hollelujah" remix album spread throughout the two discs.
Disc three is a dvd containing the video album "Blast-The Videos" which is essentially all the promo clips for the album including an extended video of "Atomic City",my favourite track on the album.It's great to finally have these videos on dvd.
There's a small gripe from me re two tracks ripped from scratchy vinyl records,in particular,"Love Train(ride the a train mix),track six on disc two.It's only a small complaint from me as I own the cd single for this song and already have this mix.If I didn't own this mix,I'd be a little unhappy."Perfume(Aromatherapy Inst.Mix) is a different matter,I'm guessing the compilers couldn't source the master.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real 'feel good' album 17 Jan 2011
Format:Audio CD
Having already bought this album in the late 1980's on cassette and VHS I wanted an up to date copy that I could actually play on something! I absolutely love this album, it's so uplifting and there isn't a track you would want to skip. An excellent album, upbeat and full of fun, if you're feeling down, this is guaranteed to cheer you up! Holly you're a legend!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sound quality 14 Jan 2011
Format:Audio CD
The reissue is great due to all the material being in one package, but they screw up with the sound quality in 2 tracks
DISC 1 track 17. PERFUME 12 (Remix Instrumental) and DISC 2 track 6. LOVE TRAIN (Ride The A Train) there is a scratching noise
through the hole track, like the sound you would hear while playing a dirty old vinyl.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FGTH
My husband is a HUGE Holly Johnson & Frankie Goes To Hollywood fan, so this album was a MUST for his collection. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Wookez
4.0 out of 5 stars Looking for this for ages
Deliever in good time - I've been looking for this for years as my girlfreinds copy was stolen from my car ages ago. This is a replacement CD It's just great to get.
Published 18 months ago by J. Breen
5.0 out of 5 stars fab cd
old but good tunes now where did i put it !! o o o o o o o o o o o ooo o
Published 21 months ago by terry gutteridge
3.0 out of 5 stars Lousy packaging
Although the music and the video's are great, the packaging is lousy. All 3 discs have a lot of scratches, due to the nature of the packaging. Why not a thick jewel case? Read more
Published on 6 Feb 2011 by J. Kamps
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
This excellent extended version of Blast gives you more of the superb talent of Holly Johnson. The original album was number one in the UK for the very good reason that every track... Read more
Published on 6 Jan 2011 by Andy Mac
2.0 out of 5 stars Great album, cheap reissue
Excellent album. Unfortunately nothing has been done
to improve the original sound.
No remastering, no bonus tracks and even worse, there's a mastering error
between... Read more
Published on 19 Nov 2009 by P. De Wagter
5.0 out of 5 stars What Can I Say?
Other than this is a excellent album from Holly Johnson, Love Train is a brilliant song. A feel good album. Read more
Published on 12 Sep 2009 by Mrs. J. Smith
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