- Audio CD (11 Mar. 2002)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: When
- ASIN: B00004R7ZB
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 127,944 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
Songs of Strength and Heartbreak
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Songs of the Strenght and Heartbreak (CD Album) by the Mighty Wah! - 12 tracks : 1. Never Loved As A Child, 2. Sing All The Saddest Songs, 3. Disneyland Forever, 4. I Still Love You, 5. Hope You Fall (In Love), 6. Hey! Mona Lisa, 7. Loverboy, 8. Alone, 9. Heart As Big As Liverpool, 10. Je T'Aime, Je T'Aime, 11. The Return Of Rock And Roll, 12. The Country Epic (Can't Stop Cryin')
Pete Wylie hasn't had the most successful of careers. Dogged by label problems and ill health--he broke his back in 1995--his excessive bad luck may have perversely been his greatest asset. Wylie is a survivor who, having never had to deal with the distractions of superstardom, has concentrated on writing a succession of top flight songs. As the aptly titled Songs Of Strength and Heartbreak proves, when it comes to writing big, ballsy epics, The Mighty Wah! is a true master craftsman. Like the Lightning Seeds crossed with Phil Spector and the Manic Street Preachers, Wylie lavishes on the grand guitars and swathes of strings for "The Return Of Rock And Roll" and "I Still Love You". Like an over-energised Clash, he rocks on "Never Loved As A Child" and like a pop genius he mimics Elvis Presley for gospel closer "The Country Epic (Can't Stop Cryin')". It's an album of passion, joy, pain and big, big sounds; everything you'd expect from a man who calls himself Mighty. --Dan Gennoe
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I am so glad that, for once, I acted on a whim and bought this. This is utterly brilliant. Superb songs, fantastic production values and what a voice !!! This is a huge album full of epic songs and is just the right stage of overblown.
An uplifting, feel-good Meisterwerk. Buy it and break the news to your other favourite CDs that they're going to be spending lots of time in their slip cases from now on.
Like always Pete delivers every song with sheer passion. The voice as sharp as ever and production so sharp it cuts. Beautiful backing vocals and strings.
The songs are amazing. DISNEYLAND FOREVER...HEY!MONA LISA and the epic HEART AS BIG AS LIVERPOOL amongst the best work hes ever done. Dont be put off by a 65+min running times its ALL KILLER NO FILLER.
If a fan this is a MUST. If a lover of music BUY THIS ALBUM and discover the last passionate man in rock n roll. This is album is an EPIC WORK OF GENIOUS!!!
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