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The Power Of Love [CD]

Captain Sensible Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (20 July 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Cherry Red
  • ASIN: B002CVQ7RK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 75,136 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Glad It's All Over
2. It's Hard Not To Believe I'm Not
3. It Would Be So Nice
4. Sir Donald's Son
5. Stop The World
6. Thanks For The Night
7. Royal Rave Up
8. I'm A Spider
9. Secrets
10. I Love Her
11. Power Of Love, The
12. I Love You
13. Back To School
14. Women Sago
15. There Are More Snakes Than Ladders
16. One Christmas Catalogue
17. Come On Down
18. Beggars Can Be Choosers
19. Revolution Now

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4.0 out of 5 stars 'Great Value - Variable Sound Quality' 31 July 2009
By Antony May TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
As a 'disciple' of genius Tony Mansfield, I became a big fan of The Captain's in the 80's. This second album was originally released in November 1983 and failed primarily because of a lack of a second hit. 'Glad It's All Over' hit big in April 1984 when the album had already been out 6 months. 'Stop The World' and 'I'm A Spider' had already failed as singles and so a non lp track 'There's More Snakes Than Ladders' was issued as the follow up to 'Glad It's All Over'. While 'There's..' was a minor hit, it did little to promote 'The Power Of Love' and so it was that an 80's classic album was left to sink without trace.

This time around, the original running order has changed to suit The Captain's own idea of how the album should have been put together at the time. Whether his preferred running order was swayed by the fact that 'Glad It's All Over' was a huge hit or not I don't know but it now open's the album in place of 'I'm A Spider'.
To be fair, the new running order does work very well as an album listen and the more I listen to this the more I feel the Captain was robbed!

For 'TM or New Musik fans, this album is essential as it features all of Tony's trademark production noises and sounds and the extra tracks include the Mansfield produced singles 'There's More Snakes Than Ladders' and the Captain's Christmas single 'One Christmas Catalogue'. Also amongst the seven extra songs on this cd is the Captain's own crazy and long 'Back To School?'. As it was originally the b side to 'Stop The World', which I haven't got on single, I hadn't heard it before. It's a daft as The Mad Hatter but mixes Damned like rock guitar with some New Musik like effects towards the end. Produced by the Captain, it shows how inspiring Mansfield's work must have been at the time.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The True Power Of Love 12 July 2007
By R. Neil
Format:Audio CD
The second and last Captain studio album for A&M. This album pretty much picks up where Woman And Captains First left off. With help from Robyn Hitchcock and Tony Mansfield the Captain has created one of the most overlooked pop albums of the 80's. From the first track I'm A Spider to Sir Donald's Sun haunting melody to the jinky anti war anthem Glad It's All Overto the rollicking title track this album will entertain from start to finish. Those lovely Japanese have even stuck on There's More Snakes Than Ladders at the end. Jennifer Rush, Huey lewis And The News and Frankie Goes To Hollywood listen up this is the true Power Of Love.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Covers amazing stylistic ground with ease and flair 11 Oct 2009
By Gibby - Published on Amazon.com
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The Power of Love is less varied and novelty filled than Women and Captains First, but nonethe less contains a few subtler gems: "It's Hard to Believe I'm Not" and "Secrets" both co-written with Robyn Hichcock, "Stop the World" and Glad it's All Over", all distinguished by Sensible's engaging vocals and silly/serious lyrics. Remasted, resequenced from the original vinyl running order, along with non-lp b-sides and singles.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, The Power of Love on CD! 9 Sep 2009
By Eric Hamen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This album, along with "Women and Captains First", are the cream of the Captain Sensible non-Damned catalog. These songs are pure pop, largely cowritten by Robyn Hitchcock and produced by Tony Mansfield. The album has a breezy simplicity that really highlights Sensible's pop sensibility. It is also a more 'direct' album than "Women and Captains First". This Cherry Red release contains some great b-sides and for the first time contains the LP in it's entirety.
4.0 out of 5 stars New to me 17 Jan 2013
By G. Jones - Published on Amazon.com
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Captain Sensible's music is relatively new to me--I hadn't heard it before "Wot" was played on a food talk show on my local radio station. I was interested and bought "Women and Captains First" and liked it--a variety of energetic music, good-spirited, humorous, and I liked the sentiments expressed. Same with "Power of Love." Both have several extra tracks that are as good as the rest. The background vocals are good as well.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great B Sides added to classic album 23 Oct 2011
By fiL! - Published on Amazon.com
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I once did ol' Cap a favor by putting all his vinyl on my early cdr recorder. My favorites were always the B sides and odd single tracks. There is still a huge void as quite a few Sensible remain unissued on cd. But here we do get a good bunch.

The album itself is not as strong as the first. You do get some synth-pop classics like "Stop the World" with a return to "Wot" style rapping, and "Glad it's all Over" Is a nice song. "Royal Rave Up" is a cheeky swipe at the monarchs. My favorite is "Thanks for the Night" that would later get recut with The Damned. There's a great cover of the somewhat obscure Floyd chestnut "It Would be so Nice" and the fun "It's Hard to Believe I'm Not" with those classic irreverent Sensible lyrics.

The real gems are the extras. The greatest Sensible track ever and single A side has to be "There are More Snakes Than Ladders". "One Christmas Catalog" is a great song that even us yanks sometimes hear playing in the malls at that time of the year. "Come on Down" was the weakest single but the flip "Beggars Can be Choosers" is a great rocker, then there is the 8 minute bluesy psychedelic wander of "Back to School". The disc ends with the last A&M single "Revolution Now" that has some great social commentary that was ahead of it's time--"the film of the t-shirt..." that seemed to predict crap like a movie based on a theme park ride. While Cap'n got booted from that label at least he kept the music coming for us punters. Me thinks it's about time for another solo album. In the mean time it would be nice to see all the A&M B sides and rarities get reissued, the full Crass single, too, and all the other oddities.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Great album. Terrible mastering 16 Jan 2010
By theAllPurpose - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Captain Sensible's second solo album "The Power Of Love" is filled with catchy new wave/pop songs with a touch of psychedelia. Favourites include "Glad It's All Over", "Stop The World" & "I'm A Spider" (all of which were released as singles) . Actually the whole album is solid though I'd say his first LP "Women and Captains First" is a bit better. Some of the bonus tracks are great but not all are essential. This album really deserves 4 and a half stars, however, I find the mastering on this Cherry Red reissue to be terrible and thus I have rated it only 3 stars. This music is supposed to be very dynamic but the mastering is so compressed and loud that it is simply unlistenable if you are listening at higher levels. The vinyl of this album is very dynamic, warm and rich and unfortunately with this CD, the music sounds harsh and "digital". Pick up the vinyl LP and you will be in for a real treat.
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