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Sheena Easton Original recording reissued, Import

4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (29 Jun. 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Import
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00000JQIL
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 819,567 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Morning Train (Nine to Five)
  2. Don't Send Flowers
  3. Cry
  4. Take My Time
  5. Prisoner
  6. Modern Girl
  7. So Much in Love
  8. Voice on the Radio
  9. One Man Woman
  10. Calm Before the Storm
  11. Family of One
  12. Please Don't Sympathise
  13. Right or Wrong
  14. Paradox
  15. Summer's Over

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Format: Audio CD
Apop classic containing Sheena's first three hit singles. Although this is nearly 20years old it still sounds fresh and Sheena's lovely voice lends itself to the upbeat numbers as well as as number of beautiful ballads. Best track "So Much In Love". Includes 5 bonus tracks and is excellent value. A great reminder of one of Britains best singers who remains shamefully under rated. Go on - treat yourself
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By FAMOUS NAME VINE VOICE on 5 Jan. 2009
Format: Audio CD
In my opinion, one of the most 'perfect' albums ever recorded!

The 'phenomenon' that was Sheena Easton was always a bit of a conundrum - a complicated state of affairs when you had a British Singer, a Scottish accent, singing English pop songs with an American-style set of lyrics ('9 to 5' and 'Modern Girl' in particular) that appeared that she was going to be so big, only to 'fizzle out' after about a year or so of success in her native country.

It was always obvious though that her singing style would appeal largely to the American-buying public (re my statement concerning the two singles mentioned earlier) but to be fair to Sheena, she did once say years later having left Britain, that if we started buying her records again, then she'd return to the UK - light-heartedly of course - but we didn't oblige...

However, this album captures her at her very best. and in my opinion the way I preferred Sheena Easton to the direction she later took - which for our part as a nation, the non-buying British public are probably responsible.

Four great hit singles on this, including the title track which was the only one that would let her down in terms of high chart placings by not making the top 40. These hits are well placed on the original album (give me vinyl any day!) and so there is no time to get bored, but this is also one of those albums that when you play it, time simply flies by, because all the tracks are just SO good!

I mentioned 'perfection' earlier, because every song is so perfectly placed on this, and like a jigsaw; if any one were placed differently, these tracks would not seem right - whoever was responsible for that knew exactly what they were doing and deserves a great deal of credit!
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Format: Audio CD
I've always wanted to get the UK version of this album on CD, but unfortunately, to date, it's never been released. The UK version of Sheena's debut album was released in 1980 with a different title, "Take My Time", and a different track order to this US version which was released the following year under the title "Sheena Easton".

This was the only Sheena album to sell well in the UK. It reached the Top 20 on the album charts and stayed on the charts for 19 weeks, going gold in the process and yielding most of her UK Top 40 hits, "9 To 5" (which got to number 3), "Modern Girl" (number 8), "One Man Woman" (number 14) and "When He Shines" (number 12). I'm in agreement with another reviewer in thinking it rather odd, and a little disappointing, that the latter track was omitted from this US release, as it's one of the lady's best ever songs.

What we have here then is the re-issue on CD of the US version, which features five bonus tracks and, quibbles aside over the omission of "When He Shines", it is, quite frankly, superb!

Whether strutting her stuff on the uptempo pop numbers such as "Take My Time" or singing her heart out on plaintive ballads like the wonderful "So Much In Love", Sheena never puts a foot wrong on this album; it's polished, well crafted middle-of-the-road pop at it's best. Such a shame then that her career in the UK went off the boil so quickly after this, as her subsequent albums didn't do nearly as well.
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By A Customer on 15 Feb. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I love sheena easton but this first album is not as poppy as her later albums. She was much better singing dirty songs like sugar walls and strut.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x97f6e06c) out of 5 stars 13 reviews
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x97e876a8) out of 5 stars Must Have 16 Sept. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This CD contains all the tracks off the American version of the same name plus 5 bonus tracks.While most Sheena fans are familiar with the American version songs; it is the bonus tracks that make this CD worth the money alone.Family of One, Please Don't Sympathise and (especially) Right or Wrong, make you wonder why were these tracks left off of other LPs when originally issued.Right or Wrong is far superior to most of the non bonus tracks.The two remaining bonus trax Paradox and Summer's Over are haunting but are avail on other CDs.If you like the first two Sheena American releases get this CD.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x979eb15c) out of 5 stars Nice Place To Start 10 April 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The best way to appreciate the vocal artistry of Sheena Easton is to listen to her albums in sequential order. It is then you get to hear the remarkable growth she has made from her early beginnings up to her most recent work. She is one of the few artists whose work has generally improved throughtout her long career. This debut album was recorded in 1980 after she was discovered in a BBC program called The Big Time, which was a cross of the now familar formats of American Idol and Making Of The Band. The album was a huge global success and achieved Gold status here in the US. It featured two top twenty hits in the US and four(!) top 40 hits in the UK. The album is very british sounding with hints if new wave underlying the obvious ABBA influences. It also marked the beginning of a Sheena Easton trademark in it's diversity in song styles. Throughout it all, you hear a young singer who is clearly talented and blessed with great range and phrasing. Yet you gat the sense of a singer who is trying to sing her best instead of feeling the song and adding a sense of individuality. This is typical of a debut album, especially one who was so young and thrust into a recording career so quickly. Opening the cd is Morning Train (9 To 5) was the biggest hit on the album, hitting number one in seventeen countries. It is a slice of pop culture and very finely crafted pop. The comparisons to a purer sounding Olivia-Newyon John began with this single. Don't Send Flowers gives a better sense of the sound of the overall album with its new-wave synths. Typically strong vocals over a stong drum beat with rather silly lyrics. Cry is the first sign of versatilty. It is a country ballad and hints at the subtlety that Sheena would show in later releases. Take My Time is a classic pop song with a strong, catchy hook. Prisoner is a highlight on the album. It is a standout track that rocks, even by today's standards. Easton shows that she can handle the harder edge that the track implores. She sounds at her most relaxed here, as if the challenge to do something different inspired her and let her have some fun. Sounds like something Heart would later record. Modern Girl again shows the diversity. It was the second Top Twenty single in the US and moves in more of a dance style. Again great hook. One would never imagine how far Easton would come in terms of vocals from this track. Her voice sounds very thin, a combination from nerves (she was being filmed during this seesion, being young(21) and the mix used on her voice, which while it gave her a sheen, glossy sound, tended to make her voice sound technical. So Much In Love hinted at the softer, nuanced vocal Easton is capable of. While the production is definitely dated, her vocal is a standout, being very breezy and at times sounding a bit like Sade (especially during the verses). Voice On The Radio is the one true clunker on the album. The corny lyric was typical of early eighties fare and Easton sounds like she's screaming over the chorus. One Man Woman is another great pop song with multi-layed Easton vocals (something else that would pervade her work). Calm Before The Storm (JZ's favorite)in hauting fashion. While I still haven't clearly figured out the lyric on this one, the sentiment and feeling is there from the beautiful piano arrangement and the vocal, which while again does not hint at how big and full her voice would become, does show she could clearly handle an emotional ballad. The bonus tracks recorded during these sessions that are included on the re-issue include Right Or Wrong, an acoustic midtempo number that has a country feel to it. Paradox, a beautiful love song which showcases Easton's vocal range from her developing lower register to her piercing higher register. Summer's Over, a moody, calypso-styled midtempo song with a softer look at Easton's smoky midrange and nice harmonies during the chorus'. Also recorded during these sessions but not included on the re-issue are When He Shines, which was included on her second album and became a top 30 Pop hit and massive AC hit, is a classic Easton power ballad building in both arrangement and vocal. It is the one track above all the shows what Easton would truly be capable of. You finally get to hear the perfectly controlled vibrato Easton would soon perfect. No One Ever Knows id a British sounding ballad, which again better demonstrates what power and range she possesses. Overall, a better than average debut but when compared with her body of work, the weakest of the lot.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x979cf744) out of 5 stars The bonus tracks make this a must buy! 12 Oct. 2001
By Frank Gaertner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Why is it so often that an artist's first CD is her best? Perhaps it's because there are no expectations for a first CD. Regardless of the reason, Sheena's first CD is definitely her best. She and her producer, Christopher Neil, chose 10 catchy pop songs for this album. Neil gives Sheena room to breathe life into each of these pop gems. She sounds young, excited, and sympathetic on these tracks. And I agree with the reviewer before me - when I heard the bonus tracks, I wondered why they had been cut from the original album! So often the bonus tracks are long remixes and other rarities that only an artist's mother could love, but these bonus cuts are classic Sheena. This is well worth your money.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x979ebf6c) out of 5 stars Make Sure To Get the Version With 5 Bonus Tracks 16 Oct. 2010
By KaseyG - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
While I prefer the pouty vamp that Sheena Easton became in the late '80s, after Prince got his hooks into her and she guest-starred on "Miami Vice" and began doing commercials as a spokesperson for Bally's Health Club, this first album of hers is a solid debut effort.

The material is comparable to what Olivia Newton-John was doing in the '70s. Sheena was one of a handful of new female artists to really hit it big in 1981, but she wasn't as country as Juice Newton or as rock as Kim Carnes, falling somewhere in the middle.

Of course, "Morning Train (Nine to Five)" was a HUGE hit in the US/Canada in Spring 1981, spending five weeks at #1. It's a bouncy, upbeat pop number and unlike today's divas, Sheena's voice carries the song without any autotune or technical enhancements.

The follow-up single "Modern Girl" is also here, though nowhere near as big a hit as "Train", it's still a pleasant, catchy, singalong tune.

Though the rest of the album mostly falls into the sometimes dreaded Easy-Listening/Adult Contemporary mode, Sheena's glossy vocals and delivery and the interesting arrangements prevent it from boring the listener.

A few songs like "Don't Send Flowers" and "Cry" have a very slight country tinge about them.

"Voice on the Radio", "Take My Time" and "One Man Woman" are harmless faster numbers, adequate but not spectacular.

"So Much in Love" is a perfect example of Adult Contemporary.

"Prisoner" is probably the closest thing to a rock number that this album offers and is one of the better songs.

The pretty piano ballad "Calm Before the Storm" is also memorable. Sheena's delivery helps the song trascend its simplicity.

If you buy this CD, make sure you get the version with the five bonus tracks, because two of them are even better than the material on the original album pressing.

The gorgeous, slower "Family of One" showcases Sheena's range and crystal-clear vocals. It's my favorite of all the songs on here.

The laid-back "Summer's Over" makes you feel like you sitting on the beach, listening to waves roll in. This one's also a winner.

The country-flavored "Right or Wrong" and slow, dreamy "Paradox" complete this album.

While not many of these tracks jump out and grab you right away, this album will grow on you and while it's not her best, it's a great start for better things to come.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x978249f0) out of 5 stars TRACK LISTING 6 Feb. 2007
By newport55 - Published on Amazon.com
1. Morning Train (Nine to Five)

2. Don't Send Flowers

3. Cry

4. Take My Time

5. Prisoner

6. Modern Girl

7. So Much in Love

8. Voice on the Radio

9. One Man Woman

10. Calm Before the Storm
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