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Necessary Evil [Import]

Debbie Harry Audio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (9 Oct 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Eleven Seven
  • ASIN: B000SM7QVQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 458,380 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Two Times Blue
2. School For Scandal
3. If I Had You
4. Deep End
5. Love With Vengeance
6. Necessary Evil
7. Charm Redux
8. You're Too Hot
9. Dirty And Deep
10. What Is Love
11. Whiteout
12. Needless To Say
13. Heat Of the Moment
14. Charm Alarm
15. Jen Jen
16. Naked Eye
17. Paradise

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
It comes as no surprise that the latest outing by Deborah Harry is a sonic assault on the listener - having been a fan of both DH and Blondie since 1975 (small kid back then!), I've grown up to realise that DH never releases an immediately accessible album when it comes to solo work. Her single releases are always radio friendly but act as no clue to the main work of the album.

The latest is the most complex and diverse collection of songs so far in her solo catalogue. However, all is not lost - give it time and you will find that the album starts to make sense and ..... even sounds cohesive if you can manage to leave your finger off the skip button on second listen!

Forget the classic 80's pop of the opener "Two Times Blue" the all familiar "Blondie" pop sound starts and finishes here - it's a great track and deserves its rightful place as the first act, however, it all goes true DH thereafter with an amazing range of musical styles fusing together as you travel an intelligent sonic soundscape which crosses all genres, it abuses your ears;('School for Scandal', 'Necessary Evil') has you relaxing;('If I Had You', 'What is Love', 'Needless to Say') makes you feel uncomfortable;('You're Too Hot', 'Charm Redux'), makes you want to dance; ('Deep End', 'Whiteout' and the fantastic experimental tribal funk of 'Jen Jen') and then back to chilling with the lyrically ironic 'Paradise'.

This is not a pop, punk, rock or alt album - it's a 100% Deborah Harry album and it's well worth the time and effort, musics leading lady never fails to challenge her own boundaries and styles and in so doing, brings the listener a truly unique experience unmatched by any of the competition, past, future and present!

Welcome back Deborah Harry - it's been too long.

Main reasons to buy: Jen Jen, Deep End, Whiteout & Needless to Say - 100% Fantastic

Summary: Buy, Perservere and most of all, Enjoy!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
When i first played this album I couldn't really remember any of the tracks except Two Times Blue, which I'd heard already on Debbie's myspace page but after a few listens, the tracks start to jump out.
Lead single Two Times Blue is a great pop song which deserves a single release and radio play. It sounds a bit like the Blondie UK number 1 hit Maria, which is no bad thing.
Other top tracks are the melodic If I Had You, the quirky Love With a Vengeance, a spikey You're Too Hot a punky Whiteout and a romantic Needless to Say. I love Deborah's vocal gymnastics at the start of You're Too Hot. Her voice has matured a little, in the same way that Joni Mitchell's has, though she still sounds fantastic and you can't mistake her for anyone else. I'm happy that Deborah Harry is still making music and I do really like this album. It sounds very 'current' and makes the most of new technology which is good to hear, as the production on an album like Debravation sounds quite dated to me now. Buy it and keep it in your player for a while, it's a grower...in a good way
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anticipated Excellence 18 Aug 2007
Format:Audio CD
Fourteen years since her last solo outing, Necessary Evil can't arrive soon enough. The first single from the album, "Two Times Blue", is a gorgeous slice of pop of the kind that only Ms Harry could produce and is accompanied by an equally gorgeous video available on her web site. Other tracks which can be heard from the album include "What is Love" available on the "True Colors" CD from this summer's tour and "If I had you" which can be found on Debbie's MySpace page. From what I've heard so far it appears that Debbie hasn't gone for the easy option of producing a "safe" album but has adopted an eclectic approach to this record. It's fantastic that she continues to make music, push boundaries and doesn't allow convention to dictate her way. Here's hoping the album is the hit that it deserves to be. Go Debs!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars She's still got it...sporadically 17 Oct 2007
Format:Audio CD
She's 62, it's fourteen years since her last solo album and Blondie are doing great business on the revival circuit. So the question is, is there any real need for a new Deborah Harry solo record in 2007?

Maybe not, but if she uses the opportunity to come up with something as willfully odd and undeniably brilliant as You're Too Hot then I'll forgive her anything. I swear to god, if Beyonce did this song it would be at number one for weeks. It sparkles with a wit and invention that is increasingly missing from the pop charts these days.

Of course it goes without saying that a whole album of this is too much to ask for but there are enough sparks to make this a worthwhile purchase for any existing fan. Dirty & Deep is the best song Madonna has never done, Paradise slows things down a touch to great effect and the title track is another winner.

To be fair there is a fair share of stuff I won't really listen to again, but you can't have everything can you? Patchy it may be, but at it's best it reminds you just how vital Deborah Harry has been...and still is.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FUN!!! 30 Jan 2011
By Mart
Format:Audio CD
As others already said, this CD is one which takes a few listens to appreciate. Quite a lot of art is like that and some of the best doesn't communicate immediately. Not every track is brilliant but I particularly liked, 'Two Times Blue;, 'Deep End', 'School for Scandal' to start with.

I find listening to it a lot of fun, interesting & different -- well worth a purchase for that alone. A derivative world is a boring world & I would much rather support artists that come up with something original and interesting, even if it does not massage the average person.

Play it loud in your car and drive people nuts :-)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Times Blue is the hook
Dreadful release that even manages to be worse that Debravation. Why on earth Debbie felt the need to do this I don't know. Read more
Published 2 months ago by James P. Spaldin
5.0 out of 5 stars Debbie at her best!
Brilliant album with rich sound and some beautiful tracks as well as some meaningful ones! Beautiful harmonies which is to be expected from the consummate artiste that she is. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than the two Blondie reformation albums
Though it takes a few listens to get into, it doesn't take long to realize that Deborah Harry's 2007 release, `Necessary Evil', is the best pop thing she has recorded since 1989's... Read more
Published on 5 Jun 2010 by B. S. Marlay
4.0 out of 5 stars bezerk pop mayhem from a true musical legend
deborah harrys fifth solo headline outing is that rare thing, a rock record with a sense and sound all of its own. Read more
Published on 25 Oct 2009
1.0 out of 5 stars disappointing
A very disappointing and unpredictable album. Deb's voice is still answering her and maintaining its uniqueness, however, the music is artificially assembled in the studio. Read more
Published on 24 Oct 2007 by Lu
3.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre....again
AS with any Blondie/Deborah Harry album you get great songs but they are outweighed byt he so-so songs and downright BAD songs. Read more
Published on 21 Sep 2007 by J. Evans
3.0 out of 5 stars what the !
being a big blondie /debbie harry fan i was a bit disapointed with this latest effort from the queen of pop! Read more
Published on 18 Sep 2007 by oliver twisted
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Fabulous
Deborah's new album from start to finish is superb, opening with the first single from the album 'Two Times Blue' a pop perfected masterpiece. Read more
Published on 4 Sep 2007 by Matthew Bell
5.0 out of 5 stars Deborah Harry - Necessary Evil
Necessary Evil is Debbie Harry's 5th solo album: Koo Koo (1981), Rockbird (1986), Def Dumb & Blonde (1989) and Debravation (1993). Read more
Published on 4 Sep 2007 by thereviewers
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