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NME Presents: 1 Love [Import]

Various Audio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (22 April 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: WEA International
  • ASIN: B00007JSOQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,028,425 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Completely fantastic 17 Oct 2002
Format:Audio CD
There aren't enough stars in the cosmos to describe this album, and there is no way i can truly reflect the quality of the music enclosed therein. Quite simply it features some of the best modern day bands and groups covering some of the best (and somethimes most unlikely) hits of all time.
Although there isn't a poor track here, i seriously recommend Stereophonics 'Nothing Compares 2 You'- his voice was good for Handbags, but it is awsome here. Oasis performing 'Merry Xmas Everybody' is a sheer novelty, whereas Badly Drawn Boy & Jools Hollands rendition of Come On Eileen just goes to show how good modern covers can be.
Great music supporting a great charity- it's a must to buy this album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one loves this album 16 Oct 2002
Format:Audio CD
Wow. What an album. The stars have given it their best for charity. This is a great compilation. Some of the biggest names of music give us an album that crosses tastes and genres but still every track is great. The highlight is undoubtably muse's version of 'house of the rising sun', in which Matt Belamy stamps his vocal depth and talent all over a classic. The song grows and grows and is surely a sign that muse still have there best to come.
The track list is great through out. With songs you thought you hated such as the soppy 'back for good' being transformed, Mcalmont and Butler change it into an indie gem of a track.
The most positive feature of this album is that all the bands are able to stamp there own paticalur style and sound over there songs. Each band has brought somthing new to each song and avoided just going through the motions of covering a song. Even pop acts such as Darius and the Sugar Babes manage to prove they are able to use artistic liecence in creating there songs. Things that you thought would never work such as Kelly jones and the sterophonics doing 'nothing compares to you' turn out to be a brillant mix of great song writing and masterful performance.
The one real let down was the Oasis version of 'Merry Xmas everyone'. I made the mistake of sitting down and anticipaing the shout of 'its CHRISTMAS' in Liams usuall 'suttle' voice, yet it was an anticliamx to only get an acoustic Noel sang version. Still once you judged it on merit it was a well executed effort.
This album will be a talked about classic for yeasr to come. Yes we should all buy it because its a charity album, but this one is so good. A must buy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a listen 16 Oct 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Although an album of cover versions may not appeal to many music buyers, I can strongly recommend this album. It combines the cream of current talent with a collection of fantastic number one's from the last fifty years. The haunting quality of Kelly Jones singing 'Nothing Compares 2 U' and the enthusiastic version of 'Out of Time' by the Manic Street Preachers defines an album of suberb quality, both by performance and by material. I should not rave about this album so early on from it's release, but to date I have had nothing but enjoyment from listening to it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic songs - Great interpretations 21 Oct 2002
Format:Audio CD
Having seen the track listing for this CD, along with the artists covering the songs, I was intrigued enough to purchase it - the fact that the proceeds go to "charideee mate" was the clincher.
I've not been disappointed. In most cases, rather than just covering the song, attempts have been made to do something a little different.
In a few cases, the song has been somewhat "slimmed down" from the original. The Power of Love by Feeder is much less flamboyant than the Frankie Goes to Hollywood version - but it makes interesting listening. I would certainly disagree with Amazon's reviewer's interpretation of it being a "Disaster".
Nothing Compares to You with just Kelly Jones of Stereophonics and an acoustic guitar is definitely worth a listen, and Come on Eileen with Jules Holland on the piano is just plain superb.
If you enjoy cover versions, you'll find some great one's here, and if you don't - open your mind and give these a try. It's for a good cause, after all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indie! Class! 21 May 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
A brilliant Cd with artists covering past Number 1's and some better than the originals. A brilliant mix of songs only let down by 3 pretty average songs. Highlights are Stereophonics cover of Nothing Compares To You, and Starsailors, All Or Nothing. Only average songs are the cover of Back For Good and Daruis's cover of Pretty Flamingo which seems somewhat out of place.
This CD also contains a piece of pure genius, Jimmy Eat World's cover of the 1996 Number 1 Firestarter by Prodigy (who also feature on here), its a complete contrast to the original and in my opinion much better, transformed into a mellow Indie track it works brilliant.
A must CD for serious Indie fans and anyone who likes good cover songs, which are all brilliantly presented on this. All for Charity too, Buy It!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some of the best..........some of the worst 29 Mar 2004
By BigDog
Format:Audio CD
I think I got this a Christmas present which wasn't listened to for months and managed to find it's way into my car CD changer through boredom. Did I ever regret not listening to it sooner, I'm not normally a fan of covers but this album has some fantastic tracks with a good mix of styles and energy levels.
On one end of the scale the stereophonics version of the great “nothing compares 2 u” is just amazing, the rough edge on Kelly Jones voice adds a level of emotion I just wouldn’t have expected, at the other end Muse belt out a superb rendition of “house of the rising sun”.
In between there are some great performances from the Manic’s, Feeder and Faithless (feat Dido), but there are two little diamonds:
Badly Drawn Boy and Jools Holland with “Come on Eileen” which you just can’t help singing along to with a big smile on your face, plus come Christmas when everyone is expecting you roll out the usual tired favorites, stick on Oasis’s version of “merry christmas everybody”, I can just picture the scowl on noel’s face as he sings it…..
And the bad side, do yourself a favour and don’t listen to the last three tracks….you’ve been warned
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth purchasing
Bought this as I have all the other Warchild ones (good cause) and I'm a sucker for covers compilations. It's good, with quirky versions of things like Thunderclap Newman.
Published 2 months ago by Mr. D. G. Medley
3.0 out of 5 stars Get it right the Amazon Reviewer
The Huey Lewis & the News mentioned by the reviewer above is a different song to the one by Frankie Goes To Hollywood (its also not the same song as the Jennifer Rush one). Read more
Published on 1 July 2011 by Richard
4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun!
I don’t usually buy compilations, but in this case, I couldn’t resist. With proceeds going to the War Child charity, a collection of modern bands and artists have... Read more
Published on 24 Mar 2004 by Robbie Swale
4.0 out of 5 stars Indie tracks great, others are a let down
I bought this cd because i like to hear cover songs, and it had them done by my favourite groups such as the stereophonics, oasis and McAlmont and Butler. Read more
Published on 30 Oct 2002 by Col T Parker
2.0 out of 5 stars Pale imitations of the originals...
There are only a couple of ways a cover version can be a good thing. Either the song is transformed out of recognition by the covering artist, creating a new entity that isn't... Read more
Published on 26 Oct 2002 by Damian
4.0 out of 5 stars 1Love- 1Life
The only reason this gets 4/5 is because some tracks are plain PAINFUL (Back For Good, McAlmont & Butler- the pain... Read more
Published on 24 Oct 2002 by Mr. R. A. Barnes
3.0 out of 5 stars Hit and Miss...but buy and support the cause
Initially this collection of classic number ones by established stars of the day seemed to have great potential.... Read more
Published on 17 Oct 2002
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