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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Little Pop Album !
Debbie Gibson was the ultimate child star of the mid eighties. There was always a rivalry between Debbie and Tiffany at the time, but Debbie Gibson was streets ahead, she wrote and produced all her own material and her songs were perfect bubble gum pop for teenagers at the time. Her songs themes are pretty simple but she knew how to write a catchy tune. Only In My Dreams...
Published on 9 May 2004 by callinggloria

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2.0 out of 5 stars Sucess then gone from the blue
1988 will be remembered as the year that the nasty talent-free Madonna took off and disappeared for a bit-well no new album out anyway and pop's true Queen Kim Wilde was allowed back to the fore again where she should be. But 1988 also introduced us to the (shudder) singing 'TV star/mall brat' syndrome which is supplanted by the even worse today-the X Factor and Flop...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Little Pop Album !, 9 May 2004
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Debbie Gibson was the ultimate child star of the mid eighties. There was always a rivalry between Debbie and Tiffany at the time, but Debbie Gibson was streets ahead, she wrote and produced all her own material and her songs were perfect bubble gum pop for teenagers at the time. Her songs themes are pretty simple but she knew how to write a catchy tune. Only In My Dreams has to be the strongest track on the CD and gave Debbie her first major UK hit. Other big singles featured here are Shake Your Love and the beautiful Foolish Beat, which saw Debbie getting a little more mature. Best album tracks on here are the edgy Fallen Angel and Play The Field. Ok, Debbie was never the most credible artist but she's got more talent in her big toe than most of the crap currently clogging the charts. This is a pure pop album which was never going to change the music world, but i loved it at the time and unashamedly still do. Looking at the cover picture it seems Debbies craze for drawing faces on your kneecaps never quite took off! Shame!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great blast from the past, 27 July 2012
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Bought this on cassette tape as a child as I loved Debbie Gibson and her music. I bought it on CD as quality of cassette is not very good now and I still love listening to her music and remembered all the words!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A successful Pop debut Album, 24 April 2010
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For eighteen months at the end of the 80s, Debbie Gibson had a string of Top 40 hits - the first four which are featured here on her debut Album: 'Out Of The Blue' - the catchiest by far being the title Song.

One of several 'teenage girl' Singers around at the time that were singing Songs that had a catchy beat to them with simple and innocent lyrics - and the pubic liked and bought them.

This was the better of the two Albums she did back then - the follow up 'Electric Youth' had lesser success chart-wise in terms of Singles - only managing to produce two hits, but fared somewhat better as an Album in the Album Charts by making the Top Ten where her debut had failed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Debbie Gibson, 9 Sept. 2013
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Debbie Gibson is a pretty darn good songwriter. yeah, it's pop, but really honest to goodly, quality pop songwriting. Catchy pop songs with creative musical phrases. She was definitely better than the average pop singer of her genre. I think she is still wiring and singing, so there's the proof. I definite plus to your collection if you are an 80'spop music fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars debie gibson out of the blue, 22 Feb. 2011
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i give the high marks for this cd my son is over the moon and is so pleased with the sirvice you give i will all ways be a very good fan of amazone and you will all ways get my custom
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 26 April 2015
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Good album from the 80s
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 11 Mar. 2015
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 13 Feb. 2015
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loved it
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The greatest ever!!!, 21 Nov. 2013
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Debbie Gibson was the ultimate child star of the mid nineties.

There was always a rivalry between Debbie and Simon Smashy at the time, but Debbie Gibson was streets ahead, she wrote and produced all her own material and her songs were perfect bubble gum pop for sleazy old men at the time. And she wasn't French, which was vital in the Communist pop market of the time, ruthlessly run by Mikhail Gorbachev.

Her songs themes are pretty surreal (goats? flying space warriors?!) but she knew how to write a catchy tune. Only In My Dreams has to be the strongest track on the CD and gave Debbie her first major UK hit. Other big singles featured here are Mr Boom-Boom and the beautiful 'Tartrazine Heart 2', which saw Debbie getting a little more aggresive, and dare I say, confused.

Best album tracks on here are the edgy 'Tehran is Fallen/re-dux!' and 'Plastic Destrukkt (Sidewalk version)'. Ok, Debbie was never the most credible artist but she's got more talent in her rare taxidermy collection than most of the crap currently clogging the charts.

This is a pure pop album which will one day change the music world, and I loved it at the time and unashamedly still do. Looking at the cover picture it seems Debbie's craze for drawing monkeys throwing faeces in each others' faces never quite took off! Shame!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Sucess then gone from the blue, 13 Jan. 2009
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1988 will be remembered as the year that the nasty talent-free Madonna took off and disappeared for a bit-well no new album out anyway and pop's true Queen Kim Wilde was allowed back to the fore again where she should be. But 1988 also introduced us to the (shudder) singing 'TV star/mall brat' syndrome which is supplanted by the even worse today-the X Factor and Flop Idol. This 'pupil pop' gave us Tiffany, Sabrina (who looked older then she was, not surprised with that chest!), Kylie Minogue and Debbie Gibson here, among others. Debut wise Kylie's album was pants and of course she had little to do with it-and still has not much to do with her far better output that began in the mid-1990s away from Pete Waterhead and co.

Debbie Gibson is a more able-star admittedly-she wrote, sang and co-produced the whole album itself and sadly this shows. It's not bad but a 16 year old girl writing and performing is just that. Little maturity on show, vocals that need a lot of work to heat up and mature and Fun Factory candyfloss and bubblegum everywhere to rot your teeth and ears. Charmingly there are a few good singles here-the nicest-'Only In My Dreams' could only become a near-miss for the UK Top 10 once the fun feel-good bounce of 'Shake Your Love' had reached No.7, whereupon the former song became a hit in it's wake after re-release and doing around 35 places better. 'Foolish Beat' completes the charming single-set showing real sudden depth of emotion and astounding musical brilliance-still sounding great today. But apart from the groovy 'Fallen Angel'-another mature piece that should have been released instead of the absurd 'We're Staying Together' (and what's with all the playground whistles from a sports teacher?)The album's title track is a fair listen to, feather light but easy on the ear and was an OK release. But the rest of the album is pure kids stuff like the equally dumb 'Play The Field'. Debbie, you're not a bad girl, but this is a bad song.

Her follow-up album would hardly mature and this is why Tiffany wins over here. She contributed nothing to her 1st eponymous album apart from that rousing, scratchy vocal and immediately had a collection of much better songs, though of course the worst two were released sadly-a Beatles cover and a turgid ballad. But pick Tiffany's album over this cos barely half the album truly matters. She's 16 for God's sake. And being American does NOT make her superior to what we had here in the 80s-we had the best. But take note that Debbie's attitude and general image was a hell of lot better than the nasty slut-types screeching today.
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