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Solid Pleasure

2 Mar. 1988 | Format: MP3

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1:24
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2:38
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2:47
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1:27
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1:49
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2:11
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1:57
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5:28
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4:11
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3:05

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Sept. 1987
  • Release Date: 1 Sept. 1987
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Copyright: (C) 1980 Universal Music Domestic Division, a division of Universal Music GmbH
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  • Total Length: 40:59
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  • ASIN: B001KWBPVU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,310 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Oscillator on 22 Nov. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Part of a wonderful series of reissues, this 1980 album is Yello's first. It's a tribute to Boris Blank's musical skills and Dieter Meier's vocals/narratives that it sounds remarkably undated. Whilst their closest contemporaries would seen to be Depeche Mode,Human League, Soft Cell, OMD (all of whom also made some marvellous albums) Yello worked from a broader canvas - traces of Can, Kraftwerk, Public Image, Jarre, maybe Suicide and easy listening can be found here. It's also interesting how influential they seem to have been - there are blueprints on here for both Barry Adamsons's imaginary soundtracks (see the run of tracks from "Magneto" to "Assistant's Cry" for proof) and the Pet Shop Boys. There are also bits that sound like Cabaret Voltaire. Throw into the mix synth disco classics such as "Bostich" and you have a work of brilliance.
Their first couple of albums could maybe be construed as being more experimental than those that followed but this recording is still remarkably accessible. You can't go wrong with this
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stotty on 15 May 2013
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Anyone who simply classifies Yello as an 80s synth duo clearly hasn't listened to their output properly. Yello can't really be pigeonholed so easily, as this, their debut album demonstrates.
'Solid Pleasure' is a highly experimental blend of music that at times calls to mind Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk and Can. It's quirky, eccentric and is to be honest, quite an acquired taste.
Tracks like 'Bimbo', 'Eternal Legs' and the disco hit 'Bostich' have some commercial appeal, but they certainly aren't run of the mill synth pop numbers.
Yello even put their own unique, bizarre take on other genres, including world music on tracks like 'Downtown Samba', 'Rock Stop' and 'Coast To Polka'
My favourite tracks on 'Solid Pleasure' are the spooky 'Night Flanger' and the glorious Tangerine Dream-esque soundscape of 'Blue Green'.
'Assistant's Cry' and closing track 'Bananas To The Beat' are just plain barmy.
'Solid Pleasure' isn't radio, chart friendly pop by any stretch of the imagination. Boris Blank and Carlos Peron create weird and wonderful sonic worlds, using all manner of samples and instrumentation for Dieter Meier's crazy characters to inhabit.
It's an incredibly brave debut album in many ways and although not to everyone's taste, it's a vital record that was a world away from all the other synth-based acts of the time.
Yello were pioneers back in 1981, and anyone that appreciates experimentation in any form of music will lap this up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Simon Amery on 22 July 2013
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have always like yello sinve i first heard them back in the mid 80's when they made the race. i worked back throught their back catalogue and bought them on vinyl which still to this day sound superb with great production. i bought this remaster when i was feeling a bit flush and have listened to it many times since as it still sounds fresh and totally unlike anything else. bostisch is my favourite song if forced to choose one. a must for all yello fans and streets ahead of later offerings.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. M. Watson on 31 Oct. 2013
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Over the years I have accumulated all the Yello records bar this one. To see it digitally remastered I bought Solid Pleasure by Yello.
It is as they say each to their own.
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