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Read My Lips (New UK Version)

6 Jun. 2002 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2002
  • Release Date: 6 Jun. 2002
  • Label: Polydor Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2002 Polydor Ltd. (UK)
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  • Total Length: 1:00:18
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  • ASIN: B001TN1RWM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,611 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Red Rose on 24 Nov. 2012
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Yes, three versions, slightly different playlists.

'Read my lips - Extra tracks', is the version you really want. 15 tracks, including Murder On The Dance Floor, Get Over You and a live version of Groovejet. £1 new or 1p used. Wonderful value.

'Read my lips - Import'. 13 tracks only, including the above.

'Read my lips'. A bare 8 tracks on this, excluding Groovejet, and more expensive.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dm Blackwell on 4 Jun. 2008
Format: Audio CD
I have to say this album still stuns me when I listen to it. And let me say that unlike so many albums I can listen to this one from start to finish. All the songs are at least good, with many being very strong and a couple are classic pop tunes (M.O.T.D. and Take Me Home). SEB has never matched this album, and may never tbh it's that good (2nd album was always going to be playing 2nd fiddle to this one - and it did!).

'Read My Lips' is a finely crafted blend of pop, 80's and dance electro type stuff all mixed up and laid out in well produced and structured songs. Sympathetic drum/sequencer programming allow the songs some space to breath, as too often this style of music suffers from the "there's a semi-quaver pause with no sound in it, so let's fill it!" sentiment. As always less is more. SEB shows a sign of maturity here.

The words are nicely weighted between meaning and candyfloss (like all good pop should be), and SEB sings them all well within the constraints of her uniquely accented vocal range. Nice also that she moved on from the vocal perception of sulkyness often showing in her previous band 'The Audience'.

It's not a total classic album, it's not quite so accomplished as that. But it's a GREAT album and will not age badly as many electonic pop does.

It's still a favourite CD of mine to listen too at home or in the car, and as I mentioned I can easily listen to it all the way through without skipping tracks. But more than any other compliment is that I can't think of a time I have heard a better debut album. It's that good!

Well done SEB.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MusicMaker on 12 Mar. 2014
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Despite having the clear appeal of breakthrough singles Murder On The Dancefloor and Get Over You, Sophie Ellis Bextor manages to produce an album with a clear difference between Singles and Fillers.

The original eight tracks are all very good and all capture the quirky pop that Murder On The Dancefloor suggests. Take Me Home is a definite step up from Cher's original and Move This Mountain is a very motivational song. The highlight for me however is Sparkle which is often slated for being formulaic filler but I think the use of harmonies and bizarre keyboard lines really make the hairs stand up on the back of my neck in a good way.

It's the second half of the album, the additional tracks, that don't quite fit in. They all sound roughly the same and move at a very slow pace. This is a disappointment after the albums strong first half. Even Everything Falls Into Place, which has a pace opening, manages to dull itself after a few bars. The omission of Groovejet (if This AIn't Love) is also a disappointment and the live version almost feels like an apology from the record label. Either way at such a low price it is a worthy buy even if 6 of the tracks you won't ever listen to!
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By "awnapier" on 5 Sept. 2001
Format: Audio CD
Here is the long awaited debut album from Sophie Ellis-Bextor, the girl that rather famously and gloriously kept posh from the number 1 throne with Spiller last year. Now she's on her own and it isn't half bad. Ellis-Bextor has managed to do something that so few popstars can nowadays; keep it pop, yet sophisticated and stylish. With the magnificent "Take me home" and equally good tracks "Lover", "Murder on the dancefloor" and "I believe" Ellis-Bextor she can definitely sing and write (all tracks are co-written by her).
A couple of tracks are a bit weaker ("Sparkle", "Final move") but on the whole it's extremely strong. With an album this good under her belt at the tender age of 22 I can only wonder what gem of an album she'll come up with next.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By redrp30@aol.com on 12 Sept. 2001
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"Take Me Home" may have given the impression that another disco diva has arrived on the Cher bandwagon..especially as "Take Me Home" is a cover of a Cher hit. Luckily Sophie has produced a sophisticated pop album that takes a backwards glance at the eighties and is all the better for it. There are potentially many singles on offer here..."Lover" the next touted single is a reggae style number that recalls Bananarama/Fun Boy Three. "Move This Mountain" a collaboration with Alex James of "Blur" is the probable highlight although "I Believe" and the lovely "Is It Any Wonder" run it close. There isn't a weak song anywhere though the wonderfully camp "Murder on the Dancefloor" seems to be getting attention if only for the wonderfully polite way Sophie sings "Goddamn". Her style is the epitome of cool and the owner of this album can buy right into that.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By dnapk@hotmail.com on 10 Sept. 2001
Format: Audio CD
You will probably reading this review in order to determine - "is it worth the purchase?" My first instincts would be to say "yes." If like me you were unsure if such an artist could deliver on an album, then you will be pleasantly surprised. The album benefits from a variation of track and vocal styles with the "Take Me Home" track easing your way into an endless abyss of pop and easy listening musical delight. Other good tracks include "Is it any wonder" and "Sparkle." Overall this CD would be a nice addition to your collection and worthy of a purchase.
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