Or
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.

See Wishlist
Strange Kind of Love
 
See larger image
 

Strange Kind of Love

31 Mar 2008 | Format: MP3

£5.99 (VAT included if applicable)
Buy the CD album for £10.92 and get the MP3 version for FREE. Does not apply to gift orders.
Provided by Amazon EU Sąrl. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations. Complete your purchase of the CD album to save the MP3 version to your Amazon music library.
Song Title
Time
Popularity  
30
1
4:40
30
2
5:15
30
3
5:15
30
4
5:06
30
5
4:02
30
6
5:07
30
7
4:21
30
8
4:21
30
9
4:13
30
10
5:08
30
11
3:50

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 31 Mar 2008
  • Label: River Records
  • Copyright: 2005 River Records Limited
  • Total Length: 51:18
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B004927R4C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 80,046 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
21
4 star
4
3 star
0
2 star
1
1 star
0
See all 26 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 Jun 2010
Format: Audio CD
LOVE and MONEY had popped out their debut album "All You Need Is..." on Mercury Records in 1986 to critical acclaim, but only slight public interest. All of that changed for the Scottish soul rockers with their sophisticated and smart 2nd album.

"Strange Kind Of Love" was UK released on LP, MC and CD in October 1988 on Fontana SFLP 7, SFMC 7 and 836 49-2 respectively. In keeping with the times, both the cassette and the CD carried a lone bonus track - "Scapegoat" - to entice people away from the 10-track vinyl version. It was also produced by GARY KATZ of STEELY DAN fame and carried the then desirable DDD code on the rear (a Full Digital Recording). I picked up on the title track's CD single and have loved the album ever since - even hoping it might one day get Universal's 2CD DELUXE EDITION treatment...but alas.

Which brings us to this Cherry Red April 2010 reissue on CDMRED442. It's the 11-track CD version with a further 6 bonus demos added on (79:21 minutes). This new version features involvement from two principal members of the original band - lead singer and songwriter JAMES GRANT and Keyboardist PAUL McGEECHAN. The booklet's not bad (Halleluiah has been properly spelled as Hallelujah), but disappointingly its 12-pages excludes the lyrics and a few pictures that came with the original issue and although both of the boys and Katz have provided new comments on the album, they're short and strangely uninformative.

But the really great news is the SOUND...

Paul McGeechan has handled the remaster himself using the original tapes and he's done a fabulous job. The original CD (despite being DDD) used to sound ever so slightly subdued - clinically clean even... Well now it has real muscle and on some tracks is hugely improved to a genuinely thrilling level.
Read more ›
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Simon J. Hill on 29 May 2006
Format: Audio CD
It pains me to say that this gem of an album housed some of the best peices of music from the late eighties that was barely heard by the masses.

True music fans heard the single 'Halleluiah Man' and then set about finding this album. Released in 1988 it was the follow up to 1986's 'All You Need Is..Love and Money' which spawned the much played singles 'River Of People' and 'The Candybar Express'.

This set was obviously more sophisticated, a top producer in Gary Katz was drafted in to bring a more produced sound rather than the raw edge of the debut.

The songs were more melodic and the lyrics more attuned to everyday people's experiences.
'The Shape Of Things To Come' is a beautiful ballad of the highest quality, heartfelt lyrics which depict the absolute helplessness of the heart when without the object of its desire.
'A Strange Kind Of Love', another single is a cracking dance track, not that my local DJ ever played it, he was far too scared that he'd clear the dancefloor, better to stick with the boring manufactured drivvle that was around!
'Axis Of Love' is a clever use of words to describe the turbulence surrounding the struggles of keeping a relationship. On to another single
'Jocelyn Square' where we get the best lyrics " I still think about you, but only really when it rains" In Scotland it rains a lot!
'Walk The Last Mile' is another slow, moody ballad where we find songwriter James Grant in absolute awe of someone, " In your light I crumble" "Your at the centre of everything I do, wherever I go, I'll walk the last mile with you" A modern day poet indeed!
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Coincidence Vs Fate TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 Aug 2005
Format: Audio CD
Strange Kind Of Love was one of my absolute favourite CDs of the late 80's and I still have the original CD release on Fontana. It's nice to see it get a well-deserved re-release, but it's a shame that some of the tracks from the album's singles were included too. More on that later.
Onto the album itself. There are just so many great tracks that's it's difficult to know where to start. The album is certainly helped by the discipline instilled by Gary Katz, who was also Steely Dan's producer. James Grant's voice has never sound sweeter than on this album and I think that has a lot to do with Katz's style.
"Halleluiah Man" kicks the whole thing off and is a superb, swaggering thing of beauty - this was the first single from the album way back in 1988 and it really deserved to be an almighty hit. As with the rest of the album, the lyrics are superb and would stand up on their own without music, which you can't say about too many songs: "I'm the back sheep while the shepherd sleeps, I'll do anything to bring the government down".
There were quite a few singles culled from this album, the aforementioned "Halleuiah Man", the title track, "Jocelyn Square" and "Up Escalator", which I think was one single too far.
These singles featured songs which were absolute corkers and for some reason were left of the album. Tracks such as "She Carved Her Name", "Set The Night On Fire" and "Saint Henry" would have set quite nicely along with "Inflammable" and "Avalanche", which are the two best tracks on the album for me. Both are sparkling tracks with Grant's usual clever lyrics.
I can't recommend this album enough. One of the best "lost classics" ever.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Product Images from Customers

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category