I Do Not Want What I Have Not Got [VINYL] Import
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The 10 tracks of Disc 1 (51:13 minutes) are the LP "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got." originally released on Ensign Records CHEN 14 in March 1990 in the UK and Ensign 21759 in the USA (it reached Number 1 on the charts in both countries). Produced by Sinead and Nellie Hooper and Engineered by Chris Birkett, unfortunately the original CD was always a lacklustre affair sound-wise - but this April 2009 Limited Edition 2CD remaster by ADAM NUNN at Abbey Road Studios is 'so' much better - warm and clear - and huge in places.
Listening to the now upfront drums and bass of "I Am Stretched On Your Grave" is wonderful (Steve Wickham of The Waterboys plays Fiddle on it). The very quiet "Three Babies" is now beautiful too - the strings arranged by Sinead and Nick Ingman acting as a powerful backdrop to the melody - her vocals emotional and real. "The Emperor's New Clothes" features ANDY ROURKE of THE SMITHS on Bass (he's also on "You Cause As Much Sorrow") with blistering guitar work from MARCO PIRRONI of Adam Ant's backing band - it's a punky little number that still rocks. "Black Boys On Mopeds" was arranged by KARL WALLINGER of WORLD PARTY (ex Waterboys) and ends Side 1 of the original LP in acoustic style - the remaster bringing out its quiet power and heartfelt lyrics about "...police who kill black boys on mopeds..."
The opener of Side 2 - Prince's stunning "Nothing Compares 2 U" changed her life. I remember the video to this day - like a fist in the solar plexus - and here it still has that same visceral punch - great stuff and an undeniable masterpiece.Read more ›
Very pleasantly suprised - the quality is as good as her debut, very well written songs and Sineads voice is amazingly powerful and full of emotion. Maybe one of these days I'll get around to trying her later albums, but for the moment this is permanently in my cd player (PS if you haven't already guessed, The Lion And The Cobra is a must-have too!)
Each song on »I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got« (such an uncommercial album title would only work out for Sinéad) has its own soul, its own story, its own sadness. Beautifully sung by the Irishwoman, and in a way that no cover version will be able to keep up with the depth that she has put into it all.
A unique album that is very hard not to be touched by. It will always stand as a legendary album.
An album well worth having.
So much more than Nothing compares 2 U.
It took me about 3 plays to get really into it but it was worth the patience.
You will play this for years to come.
Emotion in music.... heart felt songs..... you cant beat it...
Play it loud, in the dark & lose yourself in it.
Buy this ...
Wonderful, powerful, distinctive singing style, controversial but nevertheless excellent lyrics, strong stuff.
And I think many people owe her an apology - she was much hated and reviled, but at times she was a voice of truth in the midst of untruth. A strange and damaged person but a lot of talent.
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I bought this album purely for Sinead's rendition of night nurse on the extra disc. I am not disappointed. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mr. D. Greenwood
Excellent, a masterpiece and must have for everybody's music libraryPublished 9 months ago by David