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5.0 out of 5 stars if you love LuLu you'll love this album
ever seen the film to sir with love some of the songs are from that staring LuLu all of the tracks are obviously Lu Lu and they are fab
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2.0 out of 5 stars Shocking Sound Quality - Better Available Elsewhere
Despite her protestations to the contrary, Lulu has always been an artist who's followed the trend - whatever that may have been - to get a hit record (remember her tragic 1980s re-recordings of Shout and her version of 'My Boy Lollipop'?). She was blessed with a fantastic voice yet has largely squandered it on substandard material and inappropriate production. This...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Shocking Sound Quality - Better Available Elsewhere, 2 Feb 2005
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This review is from: Most Of Lulu / Lulu's Album (Audio CD)
Despite her protestations to the contrary, Lulu has always been an artist who's followed the trend - whatever that may have been - to get a hit record (remember her tragic 1980s re-recordings of Shout and her version of 'My Boy Lollipop'?). She was blessed with a fantastic voice yet has largely squandered it on substandard material and inappropriate production. This compilation issues two albums from her Mickie Most period - probably her most commercially successful time. Rather than combine her two 'proper' Mickie Most albums 'Love Loves To Love Lulu' and 'The Lulu Album', EMI have inexplicably included, in place of Love Love To Love Lulu, a horrible Music For Pleasure compilation from the 1970s. If it were not bad enough that the people at EMI have completely missed the point, the worse of it is that these recordings sound awful. It might be that they are ropey mono (nothing wrong with mono) or that they have been sloppily mastered but, either way, it is a big disappointment. I would suggest you ignore this and, instead, shell out for the Taragon issue; an American release which costs more but whihc has been lovingly compiled and mastered. A note to EMI - Try harder!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not Something To Shout About Loudly, 4 Aug 2007
This review is from: Most Of Lulu / Lulu's Album (Audio CD)
I feel a little awkward giving this too critical a hammering because over the years I have had an admiration for Lulu's staying power. However, a lot of her career was spoiled by the "Euro" style music she indulged in. Such songs as "Boom Bang A Bang" and "I'm A Tiger" for instance are very bubble gum and uninspiring.

However, on the other hand, she did do some wonderful stuff, mainly when she covered songs from class writers such as Neil Diamond, Nilsson & Don Black.

Listen to "To Sir With Love", "The Boat That I Row","Without Him", "Me The Peaceful Heart" and "Boy" and you will realise that this is worth the price of the CD.

A mixed bag full of fillers and hits, which is full of nostalgia, which I suppose is the key to the reason for buying this.

Good and Bad in equal measures.
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5.0 out of 5 stars if you love LuLu you'll love this album, 5 July 2013
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ever seen the film to sir with love some of the songs are from that staring LuLu all of the tracks are obviously Lu Lu and they are fab
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bought it for 'Lulu's Album'!, 16 April 2007
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This budget CD milks together two of Lulu's early albums. The first is 'The Most Of Lulu' which hit the top 20 in the UK LP charts in 1971, and contains all of the singles that she recorded for producer Mickie Most in the mid to late Sixties, and frankly, I don't like many of them. Songs like 'I'm A Tiger' and the Eurovision Song Contest winner 'Boom Bang A Bang' are very rinky dink, but good examples of bubblegum pop music (if you are into that short of thing), despite their success at the time. However, her US chart topper 'To Sir With Love' and 'The Boat That I Row' are classics.

The second album, and reason why I actually bought this CD, is simply called 'Lulu's Album', released in 1969 to tie-in with her TV series at the time, and an absolute cracking record. Lulu's voice is pure honey on Manfred Mann's 'Mighty Quinn' and the Bee Gees's 'I Started A Joke'. Lulu covers a wide range of material, and is just as at home belting out 'Cry Like A Baby' by The Box Tops, to singing 'Where Did You Come From', a bouncy love song and a Lulu original.

Lulu wasn't always happy with the songs she had sing on the EMI label, and you see why. But to have 'Lulu's Album' in it's entity is reason enough to buy this 2-on-1, as well as the evergreen 'To Sir With Love', which Mickie Most foolishly let slip as the B side to 'Let's Pretend' in the UK.

It has to be said, EMI missed a trick here. 'The Most of Lulu' was a compilation album, and so it would have been better to have paired 'Lulu's Album' up with her other studio album on the label: 'Love Loves To Love Lulu', which has a better song selection. That LP included plenty of the dodgy songs, but also has some respectable covers of 'To Love Somebody' and 'Morning Dew', both of which were good, so much in fact it would have been tempting to have given this album five stars instead of four.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lulu's Great!, 31 Dec 2006
This review is from: Most Of Lulu / Lulu's Album (Audio CD)
Personally, I really love some of the tracks Lulu recorded for Mickie Most. These two albums don't belong together and that was a mistake to put them on one disc. I do agree with another reviewer that it would have been much better to put "Love Loves to Love Lulu" along with "Lulu's Album". The latter has some excellent renditions of songs such as "Gimme Some Lovin'" while the compilation album has some superb songs along with some that we could all do without such as the dreadful "I'm A Tiger", "Boom Bang A Bang" (which Lulu doesn't like herself). Lulu is a great singer and while this is worth getting for "Lulu's Album" I agree that it is wiser to get the Taragon album for her entire recordings while she was under contract to Mickie Most. This is not very expensive and it is worth getting for "Lulu's Album" which is not available elsewhere. When will her two albums on Atco be reissued?! "New Routes" and "Melody Fair" are among her most mature works when she was still very young. They are classic albums along with the singles which were released at the same time. They were recorded in the states and she followed Dusty's example and garnished hits such as "Oh Me, Oh My" and other superb songs from those albums. A 2-CD set with all her Atco (Atlantic)material is due from this great artist.
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9 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The very worst of the best, 2 May 2002
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P. Coleman "PeaceColeman" (England) - See all my reviews
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After a less than impressive period of chart activity at Decca Lulu signed to Columbia records and Micki Most. What followed was a series of bubblegum pop singles that were successful but for the main part forgettable. Lulu has one of the best and most distinctive voices in popular music but with alarming regularity she has recorded songs that were not worthy of her talent.
Just prior to these recordings Lulu was fronting her own band and holding her own artistically with The Stones and The Animals here however she is firmly in Herman's Hermits territory. As a lifelong Luvver of Lulu's voice I rate this period in her career as the lowest point. Before the release of 1969's Lulu's album she was down in Memphis cutting it with Aretha's sidemen and proving that temporarily she had grown up. However it has to be said that (Dusty apart) at her worst Lulu was the best of the sixties Brit girls and if you fondly recall Saturday nights watching It's Lulu on the Beeb you will love this.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fab album, 30 Jan 2011
This review is from: Most Of Lulu / Lulu's Album (Audio CD)
excellent cd,lulu at her best.a collection of her classic songs,normally difficult to find.well worth the money, as there are two collections of lulu's albums, on one cd,brilliant.
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