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No Parlez

Paul Young Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (1 Oct 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B0000269Y8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,909 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Come Back and Stay (Extended Version) 7:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Love Will Tear Us Apart 5:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) (Extended Version) 6:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Ku-Ku Kurama 4:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. No Parlez 4:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Behind Your Smile 4:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Love of the Common People (Extended Version) 5:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Oh Women 3:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Iron out the Rough Spots (Extended Version) 7:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Broken Man 3:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Tender Trap 4:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Sex (Extended Version) 6:520.99  Buy MP3 


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Young Paul - No Parlez - cod:11121

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52 of 53 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
With all of the poor comments against what was a classic 1980's LP I decided to investigate what could have been so wrong about these CD releases. It appears that the initial CD release effectively was the original 'cassette album' (which included extended versions of a number of tracks as well as a bonus track: "Behind Your Smile"). The original LP had shorter and superior versions of the famous tracks. The 25th Anniversary CD release appears to include most of the original LP tracks with the exception of "Come Back and Stay", "Love Will Tear Us Apart" and "Love of the Common People" which all appear to be shorter edits (and also "No Parlez" is 5 seconds shorter - possibly the fade out). Now, as far as I can tell, the first CD version of "Love Will Tear Us Apart" IS the LP version at exactly 5 minutes, whereas the 25th CD is an edit at 4 minutes 25 seconds. I don't believe that you can get the original LP versions of "Come Back and Stay" or "Love of the Common People" anywhere on CD (other than a CD-R if somebody has transferred their original LP across). Anyway, you'll need to burn your own CD-R if you want to attempt to reproduce the classic "No Parlez" original LP, but you'll have to produce 'Edits' of the first CD versions of "Come Back and Stay" from 7:56 to 4:57 and also "Love of the Common People" from 5:51 to 4:56. Read more ›
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful - NOT the Original Version 12 Sep 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I owned and loved the vinyl LP of this album in the 80's. When CD came onto the market, I taped my LP collection and ditched my records and record deck through lack of space. Now, years later, I was keen to re-buy the album on CD.

This version is awful though. Every track (I think) is a kind of disco mix of the original with lots of digital drums and 'scratching' thrown in. Utter rubbish.

One of the tabloid papers was recently giving copies of this CD away, so I got one of those........and it's exactly the same!! Have Sony/BMG somehow lost the original masters or something? It seems it is not possible to buy a CD copy of the original vinyl release.

I'm going to get myself a vinyl copy on Amazon or at a car boot sale, and archive it to CD (I've bought a record deck again in the meantime!) as this seems to be the only way.

Very disappointed!!
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars warning, NOT the original album version 17 July 2008
Format:Audio CD
The initial CD version of No Parlez included only longer versions of the hit singles alongside a few other songs. The album versions from the album were, however, nowhere to be found. In the liner notes of this re-release Paul Young describes those versions as being wearing; not an understatement. According to Paul, the album version was always the true version and finally one can listen to it on CD a quarter of a century later.

It took me not a whole lot longer than zero seconds to realize that something was wrong. The starting crushing interplay of bass & drums on Come Back and Stay is nowhere to be heard, the songs simply "starts". When I heard that the middle section where Paul sings "Since You've Been Gone...." is truncated did I realize that this is the single version being used, NOT the original album version. Things get worse: Love Will Tear Us Apart is presented here without the intro on the original album, again it simply "starts". Similar story with Love of the Common People, the long intro on the album has been shortened, similar as to the single version although I am not sure whether its identical, it is a bit longer than the version on his Time compilation. I think/hope I have spotted all the faults.

The production at the time was revolutionary; Lauri Latham (later worked with Echo & the Bunnymen, Squeeze and The Stranglers) came with a distinctive glossy and crisp sound. Although it became soon dated, it sounds today very fresh. The re-mastering is good, it is as if the tapes were cleaned with the separation much clearer. The music has also aged well, Paul Young's voice still gives me goose bumps. A bonus CD is included with the boring 12 inch versions but an interesting version of Tears For Fears' Pale Shelter and 2 great live recordings.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Why must the fans suffer? 29 Jun 2013
Format:Audio CD
There have been many reviews regarding this album already. It seems that the CD releases do not match what was originally released on LP back in the 80's.Is it too much to ask for a CD that is remastered properly with the original versions? The problem with this CD is not with Amazon but the record company. Most of the reviews of the CD versions are not liked but the record companies do not respond & don't care. I used to own this LP & I want a CD that reflects that release. I'm put off buying the CD because of the previous reviews. The only way to get this album is buy the LP & copy it to CD. Not what I really want to do but at present it's the only option.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as it was when it was first released
I loved this album when it was new. I bought it and wore it out several times, way back in the days of audio cassette. Now I have it on a cloud, apparently. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Wednesday March
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
Classic album! had the vinyl all those years ago and only just got around to replacing as a stocking filler for husband for xmas. looking forward to hearing it again.
Published 5 months ago by Julia M. Wadforth
3.0 out of 5 stars Shortened Versions
This is a good album for Paul Young fans, I first purchased this album in its cassette form errr.......a long time ago. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Michael Duffy
5.0 out of 5 stars 80s Child
A reminder of the vinyl days when records or albums could tell a story. The album has heavy influences of Soul, motown and even new wave. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Barry Kilgannon
5.0 out of 5 stars Paul Young - No Parlez
The music is brilliant. The backing vocals so 80's in a very good way. Engineering is fantastic. And arrangements just as good. Miami Vicetastic even
Published 13 months ago by L. Law
4.0 out of 5 stars Finally the original LP version on CD
The reviews below are NOT for this 2010 remastered version of No Parlez. CD1 contains, for the first time ever, the original LP version of No Parlez, remastered in 2010. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mark1971
5.0 out of 5 stars Teenage years revisited
I purchased this cd to replace albums in my tape casette collection, the dinosaurs among us will know what they are!! Read more
Published on 28 Feb 2012 by joesyp
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Album
I was looking at my music collection when a Paul Young track came on the radio. Realised I didn't have a copy of No Parlrz so was delighted when I found it was on offer at Amazon. Read more
Published on 1 Jan 2012 by M. Chapman
1.0 out of 5 stars No Parlez
I bought the vinyl version of this album in the 80s. It was one of my favourites for many years. "Love of the Common People" would bring tears to my eyes. Read more
Published on 30 Jun 2011 by Musiclover
5.0 out of 5 stars paul yound cd
This is the CD I was after and it is great in the car, I have made a copy of it for my laptop as well.
Published on 7 Feb 2011 by theresa
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