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Real (Remastered & Expanded Special Edition)

26 Aug. 2013 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 26 Aug. 2013
  • Release Date: 26 Aug. 2013
  • Label: Edsel
  • Copyright: (c) 2013 Demon Music Group Ltd.
  • Total Length: 1:58:29
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  • ASIN: B00EH9USPW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 76,921 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on 28 Nov. 2002
Format: Audio CD
I love this CD, and I think it clearly establishes Belinda Carlisle as a serious, powerful singer in her own right. This is a mature album in terms of the music and the lyrics; while faint echoes of the Go-Go's can be detected in a couple of songs, there is no sugary pop aspect to be found. She does indeed get real on these songs, going quite deep into the listener's soul. This music does differ from her earlier work somewhat, which explains to some degree why casual listeners might not recognize its merits without hearing the songs several times. Most unfortunately, many people never got a chance to hear a single track on here because radio stations largely ignored it. This is a recording of high quality, consistently enjoyable from start to finish.
It is strange in a way to detect traces of Go-Go's music in places here because in depth and emotional content these songs are on the opposite side of the spectrum from that great music from the past. "Goodbye Day" starts with a quick flurry of drums, which is a little unusual, but its vibrant, full sound makes it an excellent opening track. "Windows on the World" has somewhat of a Go-Go's music pace and sound, but it is by no means a meaningless pop song. "Tell Me" is a wonderful song. The verses have a slight Go-Go's feel to them, but the choruses take the intensity up several notches and imprint Belinda's individual voice on the song. It features an uptempo beat similar to that of "Lay Down Your Arms," but Belinda's singing gives this song the kind of emotional pathos it really needs. I really love "Lay Down Your Arms" because of its passionate and intense choruses; of all the songs on the album, this is the one that I often find replaying itself in my head.
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By Scarlet Jupiter TOP 500 REVIEWER on 22 Aug. 2015
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More guitar-based and raw, "Real" (1993), Belinda Carlisle's 5th studio offering, is a departure from the perfectly polished pop of previous albums. Affected by motherhood, Belinda consciously chose to change direction with this, presenting a more personal and mature set of songs, which lacked the immediate, broad commercial appeal of past albums. A change in her image is obvious, too, hardly wearing any make-up on the stark cover and inside photos, as if trying to strip altogether (hmmm, please do!). Contributing to the overall sincerity is the fact that she co-wrote most of the songs, which also explains the intensity of her delivery. "Lay down your arms" and "One with you" are the record's instant grabbers, the rest of the album calls for repeated listenings before coming to appreciate it. "Too much water", and the almost religious "Where love hides", are also standouts, though more quiet, while the atmospheric "Tell me" should have been given a single release. The brilliantly remastered 2CD+DVD combo features an array of remixes and singles versions, as well as the videos, a brand new interview with BC, plus an extensive booklet with fantastic sleeve notes and rare photos, it is a gorgeous little package. Although it was hugely ignored, "Real" remains one of Belinda Carlisle's most consistent and rewarding recordings. Really.

**** for the album
***** for this edition
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Real was Belinda Carlisle's fifth album, originally released in 1993. It marks a change from the polished pop of her earlier albums, and the more guitar based songs hark back to her days with the Go-Go's.

Carlisle was also taking more of a hand in both the writing and production of her music, and although it lacked the broad commercial appeal of her earlier albums, it probably has stood the test of time better and twenty years after its first release Real is still an album that sounds fresh.

The lead off singles Big Scary Animal and Lay Down Your Arms were a signal of intent that this was a slightly different Belinda Carlisle, and Big Scary Animal performed well in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 12. Lay Down Your Arms (originally released by the Graces in 1989 - Carlisle's version sticks quite closely to the original) didn't fare as well, stalling at 27.

Although this was a sign that the album wasn't going to enjoy the success of previous records, there's still plenty to enjoy here - One With You and Tell Me are particular highlights, but the whole of the album is strong.

As with the previous albums, this 2013 re-issue adds considerable extra value to the original album. CD One has various remixes and edits after the main album has concluded and CD Two has plenty of interesting material.

The second CDs of previous albums in the re-issue series have tended to mostly comprise remixes, which can be interesting, but some lack a great deal of replay value. CD Two here has six demos, followed by the three new tracks recorded for the A Place on Earth compilation - Feels Like I've Known You Forever, A Prayer For Everyone and All God's Children.
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The fourth and final instalment in the Edsel Records Belinda Carlisle library, 'Real' was originally released in 1993 on the Virgin Records label both in the USA and the UK.

As with the previous reissues, all tracks are remastered, but this one only has a couple 7" versions as the single releases on this album had only 2 released: 'Big Scary Animal' and 'Lay Down Your Arms'
Also included are some demo versions of songs from this album, and some that are B-sides.
This release also includes the 3 new tracks recorded for the 'A Place on Earth: The Greatest Hits' released in 1999 on Virgin Records. The reason for their inclusion here is because they are part of the Virgin Records library which Edsel Records had purchased.
The Dyme Brothers remixes of 'Heaven is a Place on Earth' are included on here as they are more recent remixes.

However, the inclusion of the live versions of I Feel Free, Circle in the Sand, and Heaven is a Place on Earth (from the Love Never Dies 12" single from 1988) seems to be a bit of an epic fail, as they don't really fit on this album. My guess is that there was no room on the Heaven on Earth reissue to put these on, so they put them on here as there is less bonus tracks on the release.

Once again, the DVD contains the music videos to accompany the singles to this album plus the music video to All God's Children (from 1999). The interview with Belinda on here is much longer than the other releases, but is really good to watch.

Thanks Edsel for these superb reissues, you have made Belinda Carlisle fans the world over very happy :)
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