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80s pop at its finest,
This review is from: All Right Now (Special Edition) (Audio CD)
'All Right Now' really captures the highlights of the best work of Pepsi & Shirlie, and is a great reminder of all the great songs they gave us.
Originally this was released as a 9-track album in the UK in the autumn of 1987. All these 9 tracks are here, complete with 8 additional tracks - 4 remixes/alternate versions, 3 B-sides and 1 previously unreleased song. The only negative is that their 1991 single "Someday" has not been included, as well as the extended versions of "All Right Now" and "High Time".
The songs that are on here are of superb quality. 80s pop has never sounded better. It makes you wonder what could have been if the group had not split up. The singles "Heartache", "Goodbye Stranger", "Can't Give Me Love", "All Right Now" and "High Time" being the most catchy and most commercial songs. This is one of the few albums I can truly say have no filler tracks, every song is a joy to listen to and has a feel-good factor all the way through. My personal favourites from this album except the singles are "Crime Of Passion" and "Surrender". It is almost a crime they were never promoted as singles, they are that good. In addition to this you get the S/A/W-penned previously unreleased "Who's Gonna Catch You (When You Fall)?" (also recorded by Sinitta and Mel & Kim), which is almost worth the price for this CD alone.
This album was sadly not a big success chart-wise in the UK. However listening to these songs you realise how underrated this group were. Maybe it was just the time and place...
I would recommend `All Right Now` to any serious pop music fan, although they were not around for long they did write music history and will always be remembered for their pop brilliance.
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Initial post: 8 May 2012 03:38:39 BDT
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Posted on 28 May 2012 04:43:19 BDT
One World says:
The 1991 single for "Someday" is from the duo's said to be impossibly hard to find second album. Maybe it will get reissued someday.
Posted on 10 Dec 2012 18:59:49 GMT
ScottPaul ScottPaul says:
Most decent and brilliant albums never recieved the sales or chart position they deserved in the 80s, a ridiculous time regarding scum labels and elitist djs trying to do down artists all the time. At the same time total crap like Madonna, Minogue's S/A/W stuff, Cure, Madness and others get positions and sales they don't deserve at all, so the world's unfair as it has always been and promoters and record buyer's are seriously warped so it all balances out in the worst possible way.
It's good this underrated album has finally been reissued and I'd never compare it to the usual S/A/W tat (Sinitta, Hazell Dean, Sonia etc.all) cos the approach and singing is so much more. But I'm so glad 3 b-sides appear to bulk up the album's playing time as the album only had just 9 previously, and one was always dreadful ('High Time')-even worse, it became a single. What WERE they thinking! And I hope their version of 'Who's Gonna Catch You' is a damn sight better than Sinitta's icky verson, isn't it bad enough all S/A/W songs sound the same without exact titles being used by them all?
I hear they made one more album before they split up (released in '91?) and I wonder if that will appear one day.
Posted on 2 Mar 2013 23:56:46 GMT
Jon F. says:
Pepsi & Shirlie's second album (Change) can be purchased here, but its rareness (comparatively speaking) does naturally mean it's somewhat on the pricy side.
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