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Stella
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 7 October 2003
This was the first YELLO album I ever heard, and I still think after all these years that this is by far and away the best of all the YELLO albums. It covers the styles of music that YELLO excells in, such as the exciting and driving beats of "Domingo" and the classic "Oh Yeah", but also demonstrates the haunting and complex pieces such as "Stalakdrama", "Desert Inn" and Koladi-ola". A top quality stereo reveals some subtle and rich work. The other songs on the album such as "Desire" and "Vicious Games" are typical YELLO fare - impressionistic and distinctive.
I have since gone on to buy many YELLO albums, but still rate this as the best - if you have never heard YELLO before, this is the album to buy. Unfortunately, they are largely unknown here in Australia, so it can be very difficult to find YELLO albums, so snap them up whenever you get the chance.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 4 October 2003
Stella is a wonderful album to own, a timeless work of art - playful and endearing with every listen.
For me the very best of Yello's music transports you into a different landscape of beauty and wonder, filmic soundscapes surround you with spoken word vocals with almost child like story telling, you know that excitement you get when as a child you wake up on christmas or birthday morning, and discover the presents and gifts you receive, Yello's music is similar to that , they great you with audio gifts - the speakers give birth to a life of rythem, filmic backdrops, and out of this world sounds.
oh yeah is a classic, ciel ouvert and sometimes are cinematic works of audio art, the whole album gets played and played again and again over the years, and never weakens with time.
The reason Yello stay head and shoulders above everyone else in similar genres (if there is anyone in similar genres which i doubt there is) - is because of the intricent way the music is produced, like a fine wine, or very high quality produced piece of machinery, car, or watch , the finer details are always given thought , the layers of sound with echoes, deep rumbles, whispers, morphing strings, etherreal moods, human feel beats breath life into the music.
Most music over the last 20 years has been like factory made suits, suits made by machine - Yello however are the finest hand made suit ever made in music terms.
Even to this day they are still producing some of the best music after 20 years or more
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 17 July 2007
Boris Blank and Dieter Meier have been in my music collection ever since hearing one of their most famous tracks, Oh Yeah on Ferris Bueller's day off. Giving these albums the remastering treatment has given the ever fresh duo a welcome sound boost as i will agree with other reviewers here that Early Cd's sound flat compared to modern day recordings.

All of the Yello albums remastered to date are worthy of a 5 star review and i whole heartedly recommend them,However, If you haven't yet introduced yourself to the musical delights of Yello, then may i Recommend the purchase of 80/85 a new mix in one go as this has some of the best tracks from these albums (excluding the race)although 80/85 has not yet (criminally) been given the remastering treatment,
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 9 April 2006
One of the best albums of the 80s as far as I'm concerned, but I really can't bring myself to buy it for a third time - I have the original vinyl, and a CD release, but 'remastered' means little to me. If you haven't got it already and have a yen for Yello then it's glorious, glamorous 80s technopop at its best, second only to "You Gotta Say Yes...."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 4 April 2003
A lot of the other Yello stuff is a much-of-a-muchness but with Stella Deiter Meir and Boris Blank have created an absolute gem. The lyrics sometimes come with that awkward quirkiness of non-native English speakers but the music is wonderful in any langauge. A great mixture of beat and tune that mix rich synth sounds with good old drums and electric guitars. Big mood changes from the mesmeric, haunting Ciel Ouverte to the driving rock of Domingo. The opening track Desire sets the scene and it just carries on from there. A great album from start to finish. If you want to add a bit of Yello to your collection then your search starts and finishes with this album.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Like many CD's produced throughout the 80's, Yello's first clutch of albums have now been "remastered" by banging the master tape through a compressor and a limiter to make the sound more "in-yer-face", like a Sugababes album or whatever. Cheers, guys, just what we needed. Unfortunately there's now a dilemma for the fan: buy this version because of the extra B-side and 12-inch tracks, or stick with the old CD version with its faithful reproduction of Yello's master tape? I'm hoping that record companies will see the light before long and give us the best of both worlds but [in philosophical font] with grainy MP3s taking over the world, I don't see it happening anytime soon. A missed opportunity, 'cos Stella is one of the most terrifying, groovy, danceable, hammer horror albums you're likely to find. The bass on "Stalakdrama" is floor-shaking, whilst "Oh Yeah" sees them putting on the dancing shoes that would pay the rent for the remainder of the 80s. Still a 5-star album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 16 August 2005
It was good to find this Album on CD. And at a good price.
I think this is the best Yello album. Its not pop, its atmospheric and moody. But the last track (No Angel) was a disco hit in Germany ?
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on 6 November 2014
This is an excellent cd, I think, a matter of personal taste whether you prefer the remaster over the original version. The remaster has excellent clarity and an enveloping spatiality but with a slight digital edge to the sound; more noticeable on high resolution systems. Nevertheless easy to recommend and very enjoyable.William
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 16 November 2005
Like many CD's produced throughout the 80's, Yello's first clutch of albums suffered with that characteristic 'flat' CD sound, which are frankly quiet compared to todays compact disc releases. So "hooray", for these remastered versions. "Stella" is an easy place to start, as it's possibly their most accessible and is still frankly superb. There are too many classic Yello moments here to mention; well okay, 'Desire', "Vicious Games' & 'Angel No' are timeless. Along with the richer sound, they have also added a B-side and three rather good (old-fashioned-extended) 12" versions finished-off in a nice digipack. A class act indeed.
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on 24 May 2013
Fantastic. Not a duff track on it. Great dance tracks, that are actually intelligent, but full of joy. Play as loud as possible. And think what a great life Dieter Mayer was blessed with, O Lucky Man.
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