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Immunity [Import]

Rupert Hine, Rupert Hine Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (6 July 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Airmail Japan
  • ASIN: B003MCV5CK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting 6 July 2001
By Andy Millward VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Rupert Hine wouldn't win the prize for greatest vocalist, but his disks are never less than dramatic and atmospheric with high production values, imaginative and evocative use of synthesiser sampling way ahead of its time, and haunting, sometimes dreamy lyrics from Hine's long-time co-writer Jeanette-Therese Obstoj.
The mood is infectious, whichever track you listen to. Try the cheerful title track (which sounds like a steel band playing), the creepy narrative of Samsara (picture cold war eastern europe), Psych Surrender the odd tale of boredom for a patient locked in an asylum, then the theatrical I make a wish.
Guaranteed to be nothing like you've ever heard before, but surprisingly melodical with it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Early electronica with soul 10 Oct 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Early electronica with soul, literate and intelligent. An album that was overlooked in its time but that still sounds fresh and experimental in a new century.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still as Good as Ever 12 Nov 2007
Format:Audio CD
Got the original on vinyl and it still sounds as fresh today as it ever did. Way ahead of its time and if real talent counted for anything at all then Hine should have been a very big star. Unfortunately, he was overlooked by too many but this record should convince everyone just how good he was.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Disturbingly good 9 Mar 2010
By Brer M
Format:Audio CD
I bought this on vinyl when it first came out decades ago and still listen to it many times over. It is musically strong - all the tracks are memorably listenable and enjoyable - and all have a dark edge or menace with a feeling of mental instability that creates a sense of unease to go with the strong musical structure. Excellent. A classic.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Immunity - An amazing trip 6 Aug 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This was the first of a Trilogy of solo recordings by Hine on A&M in the early 80's. It is also the best. This is a newly remastered recording that sounds fantastic. Two things stand out on this one: Hine's lyricist is Jeannette Obstoj, who spins tales and visions that are sureal, full of tension, and enjoyably wierd. Hine vocals fit the songs perfectly. The soundscape Hine creates is a perfect match, layered with creatives noises and effects that provide an intense and sometimes scary experience. The record has not dated in the 20 years since release. Get this one!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 17 Mar 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Every single song on this album is amazing. Rupert Hine has a perfect voice for this material, the production is early-80s perfection and the lyrics are disturbing and bleak. A must-own for people that have some taste.
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5.0 out of 5 stars No Immunity for this infectious album 15 April 2011
By RPGee Wiz - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is a little change up for me. My hard line musical knowledge couldn't fill a thimble. I'm not an audiophile, I don't play an instrument, and a decibel sounds too frighteningly like Algebra for me to even look up! In short I'm just a normal average guy who knows what he like if not why. Rupert Hine's Immunity is what I like.

If I had to try to sound smart, I might say something like; Immunity is an emotive, evocative sound scape which leads the listener through a whimsical and pathos infused journey replete with twists and turns,and a myriad of emotions ranging from dark to beautifully melancholy. I Promised I wouldn't put those words in my review however.

If you are a fan of the likes of Peter Gabriel, Thomas Dolby or the like, this album will be right at home on your shelf. That's right its an album! That means the whole thing is something intended to be listened to from start to finish, and that is hardly difficult as each song left me wanting to hear what was coming next. By the end I felt as though I had been through something. Its the way an album should leave you. These songs are not meant to be shuffled into an ipod. They are made to be listened to in sequence on a stereo or whatever you have that's reasonably close.

According to what I have read, Rupert Hine has been a prolific and successful producer for most of his career, with notches in his belt to the tune of Tina Turner's Private Dancer, The Fixxs reach the beach, and Howard Jones's Human Lib. Those are arguably their best albums, and I think if you hear Immunity you will be able to see Rupert Hine's masterful production value as a guiding hand in all those albums.

This album is the one in question however, and it is a must have as far as I am concerned. Though it has synthesizers in it you would be selling it short to simply call it 80s music. This album is timeless, and its creator an out of time visionary.

These are all the things I would say if I knew what I was talking about.
4.0 out of 5 stars Oldie But Goodie 17 Mar 2014
By Keef - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album came out in the mid-80's but still holds some good lyrical content and interesting musical treatments. Probably Ruperts best album.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Time warp - we're back in 1981 3 Mar 2003
By William - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Everything about this album has 1981 written all over it. Synth pop at its extreme, yet that's what was 'in' back then. Listening to it now takes some strength, but it's a classic all the same. 'Misplaced Love' is the best on this album, and is hard to find on CD - so worth getting for that song alone.
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