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  • Audio CD (5 Jan. 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B00005PJJN
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 98,028 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. My Forbidden Lover
  2. Sexual Guarantee
  3. Crying At The Discoteque
  4. Don't Leave Me Alone
  5. Almost Famous
  6. Paradise
  7. Transmetropolis
  8. Stars Come Out At Night
  9. Paris In The Rain
  10. Baby Come Back
  11. Breaking Free
  12. Don't You Want Me
  13. Shine On
  14. Ritmo Del Amor
  15. Tears Of A Clone
  16. The Bells Of Alcazar
  17. Blues In G-Minor

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ALCAZAR Casino (2001 UK BMG label issue 15-track CD album featuring the singles Crying At The Discotheque and Sexual Guarantee glossy colour picture sleeve booklet with lyrics)

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Alcazar follow that age-old Scandinavian pop tradition of having a group name beginning with a capital "A". They also abide by another Euro-pop ritual, of being unable to fill their debut album Casino with anything more than 14 (or 15 if you include the hidden bonus track) variations of their disco-inspired hit "Crying at the Discotheque". Like this excellent breakthrough track, you somehow feel that you've heard all of these catchy tunes before. Following in the style of "...He wore a tie like Richard Gere", the lyrics are suitably wacky throughout ("...Identical strains of code, Dressed up in the fashion mode" from the playful "Tears of a Clone"). Unfortunately the album flounders due to the continuous self-references (how many times can Alcazar be mentioned in the space of 55 minutes?) and having a male vocalist who sounds remarkably like radio presenter Paul Gambaccini. For quality alpha-Nordic pop try the Army of Lovers's Massive Luxury Overdose.--John Galilee

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Format: Audio CD
One excellent thing about Scandinavian acts is that they're very articulate in their music, and Alcazar are no exception. 'Crying At the Discotheque' is by far the best (and most commercial) track on 'Casino', but that doesn't mean several of the other pickings aren't loaded with hit potential.
My favorites include 'Paradise', 'Stars Come Out At Night' and 'Breaking Free'. Classic pop songs powered by a buzzing disco back drop that provides something of a rare combination that's usually hit-or-miss, and that cover of 'Don't You Want Me' will hopefully push Alcazar into territory previously visited by Ace of Base but not yet graced by the A*Teens. If anything, people should remember their name for the sheer number of times they name-drop themselves!
This is a terrific album and the British charts could use some uplifting beats that don't hail from Ministry of Sound with the promise of never returning and is also not dismissed as being tacky assembly-line pop. Await the Bells of Alcazar!!
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By A Customer on 30 Nov. 2001
Format: Audio CD
After a long absence here is a band and an album that can lift the spirit and move the disco movement firmly into the 21st century. A fusion of Daft Punk, Abba and Army Of Lovers, Alcazar have produced an album worthy of anyone's getting ready to go out CD collection...Fantastic. If you like "Crying at The Discotheque"(which includes possibly the greatest karaoke line this year after Kylie's la la la la's, ...you'll want to order this now...
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By A Customer on 20 Nov. 2001
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This is a really good album, full of up tempo dance songs with the odd beatiful ballad. The album is very very dancey- but the songs themselves have such melodic tunes and harmonised vocals as to make the music here instantly accessible. The standout tracks are definitely the seventies -esque "Crying at the Discoteque" and the Britney esque "Shine On". Other highlights include a fairly good cover of "Don't You Want Me" and the somewhat otherworldly "The Tears of A Clone". The lyrical content and the swedish accented vocals make some of the music sound a little alien, but it is compelling nevertheless. A lot of critics have been trying to find the ABBA of the new centruy- I think this might be it!
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Format: Audio CD
I happened upon Alcazar quite by accident, and mused upon the catchy tune "Crying at the discotheque". I laughed at the wonderful video which acompanies it, and thought "Hmmm, something about the production reminds me of the wonderful, the exotic, the superb (but sadly no more) Army of Lovers." Joy of joys Alexander Bard (ex -AOL) rides again. If you liked them and miss their tongue-in-cheek songs, then this is for you. Best line from "Crying at the discotheque " is "You wore a tie like Richard Gere". I can't leave this tune alone. Also, "Don't you want me" is VERY acceptable, and coming from a Human League fan that's praise indeed. Gerrit now!
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By A Customer on 24 Aug. 2004
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When I first heard Alcazar in 2000 I thought Crying In The Discoteque was ok but nothing else they recored really struck me. It was only when I heard the new single, This Is The World We Live In, from their second European album, Alcazarized that I thought I'd give them a go and buy their debut album. I have listened to it all day, its definatley something to be proud of. I was slightly dissappointed at first coz I thought it wasn't all that good but after a few listens i was hooked! There are some excellent songs on this album even though they managed to get their name into most of the tracks!!!
Probably the worse track on the album track 13 Ritmo Del Amor, not really my kind of thing songs in foreign languages but all the same its quite good if your half asleep.
My fave track has got to be Shine On at the moment, but it changes all the time.
Lets hope their second album is as good as this one!
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All the songs are catchy and very dancey. As you would expect of any self-respecting Swedish band. Highlights are Transmetropolis (The "Light Years" of Casino for Kylie fans), Stars Come out At Night and Almost Famous.
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