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Charmed Life [CD]

Billy Idol Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (7 Aug 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000008GS9
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,012 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Loveless
2. Pumping On Steel
3. Prodigal Blues
4. L.A. Woman
5. Trouble With The Sweet Stuff
6. Cradle of Love
7. Mark Of Caine
8. Endless Sleep
9. Love Unchained
10. The Right Way
11. License To Thrill

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Billy Idol ~ Charmed Life

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5.0 out of 5 stars Rock on Billy 8 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Top rate this album coz it's from the last great rock and roller. It has all the energy of the genre and a driving beat which is a great accompaniment to riding my bicycle. Super stuff!
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There really are a few great songs on this cd. Virtually everyone must remember the song "Cradle of Love". Well, perhaps they do not remember the song but virtually every bloke I have ever spoken to remembers the video! There are, however, a few other good songs on this release, including "Prodigal Blues" and "The Loveless". Some of the songs are quite mellow - think "Eyes Without a Face" and these are the ones that I like the most. Although, even for me "Cradle of Love" is by far the most memorable. The entire cd is not wonderful but there are certainly some good numbers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BILLY'S BEST 3 May 2005
By G. YEO - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
"Charmed Life" was recorded during a bad motorcycle accident that Billy had, hence as I recall, the title.

By 1990, Billy Idol had matured into a rock artist and this album is miles away from the youth appeal of "Rebel Yell." It shows the former Gen-X punk wanting to grow his music and it works.

From a kickass version of "The Right Way" and "Prodigal Blues" (the originals) to "LA Woman" to "Endless Sleep" (the covers) - this album is well produced, well-written and will grow on you. There really isn't a bad track on this.

Steve Stevens had left the fold to pursue a solo career at this stage and Mark Younger Smith shows his guitar chops. The change of style is refreshing.

As a songwriter, Billy peaked with this one. I didn't much get into "Heroin" - his next album. This and "Rebel Yell" remain indispensable parts of Billy's collection so get it if you can.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Billy Idol Rules! 11 Jun 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I love this CD! I bought it for "LA Woman" and "Cradle of Love", and I absolutely love all the songs. "Pumping on Steel" is a total rocker and I think that it should have been a hit. "The Loveless" is also rockin'. A message to all Billy Idol fans that don't have this recording - buy it today!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Good CD from Billy Idol. 28 April 2002
By Cindy Savidge - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Great CD from Billy Idol. If you are a Billy Idol fan, then this is definitely a title that you will want to add to your collection. This CD has all the heart and snarls of the previous CDs. Great job Billy! Keep on rockin'!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Billy Idol, welcome to the 90's! 9 July 2003
By Ei - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio Cassette
Upon hearing he was touring again, I felt the sudden need to listen to one of his albums, but all I could conjure up was the beaten on copy of "Charmed Life". It's a very good mix of ballad and fiercely pumping arm tunes.
While listening to this disc, I was flashng back to "rebel Yell", and "whiplash smile", and the Billy Idol I saw live in concert about five times. Even into the 90's, Billy was still pumping out some great tunes. His cover of "LA Woman", paid homage to Jim Morrison, and he added his own flavor to it. "Cradle of Love" is the first single, and I remember quite vividly that around the time of this album's original release, Billy Idol had a major accident on his motorcycle and with his broken leg, he made the video for "Cradle of Love".
I still love his music now, after all these years. "Charmed Life" is a slightly more mature Billy Idol, who is still pumping that fist furiously.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This album rocks me the "Right Way". 19 April 2005
By H3@+h - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Other than "Cradle Of Love", this album doesn't seem to get much mention from anyone, but I love it. In fact, front to back it's my favorite of his. "Loveless" and "Pumping On Steel" are both good rockers, and I really like "Trouble With The Sweet Stuff". He does a good job on The Doors cover too. "Prodigal Blues" and "Endless Sleep" are nice mellow touches also. It's a great mix of the older and newer Billy Idol. And best of all, this is DIRT CHEAP! One of few albums I own on cassette, CD and vinyl.
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