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Alannah Myles

Alannah Myles Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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1. Still Got This Thing
2. Love Is
3. Black Velvet
4. Rock This Joint
5. Lover Of Mine
6. Kick Start My Heart
7. If You Want To
8. Just One Kiss
9. Who Loves You
10. Hurry Make Love

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5.0 out of 5 stars Black Velvet,� if you please Feb. 13 2003
Format:Audio CD
With a hard rock bluesy guitar that later isn't a bad imitation of early ZZ Top, and a rousing cry in that rough voice of hers, kind of a more refined variation on Joan Jett, Alannah Myles kicks off her debut album with "Still Got This Thing For You."
That's followed by the second single, "Love Is", which is punctuated by a throbbing bass and a 80's hard-rock guitar. Here's how she defines love: "Love is ( love is )/Heaven to the lonely/Show me/What you want me to do/Cause love is/What I got for you"
The slow bluesy "Black Velvet", with more of that punctuated bass, is of course, hands down, the best song here, and the one that topped the charts in 1990. Who can forget that chorus: "Black velvet and that little boy's smile/Black velvet with that slow southern style/A new religion that'll bring ya to your knees/Black velvet if you please." There's another lyric that's visually cool: "The sun is settin' like molasses in the sky." However, don't let naysayers tell you she was a one-hit wonder. There's more great stuff on this album and on her followup, the more melancholy Rockinghorse.
"Rock This Joint" is the hardest rocking song here even replete with Def Leppard-like backup vocals. There is a slight nod to "Pour Some Sugar On Me" while that ZZ Top-like guitar plays. She wants to rock the joint to the point that, "I wanna die with a smile on my face."
That is followed by the first ballad and third single, "Lover Of Mine" which deserved a place in the Top Ten at the very least. Her voice when smooth, shows she has slow-song talents. The chorus and guitar at the end puts shifts into minor power ballad mode.
The mid-paced "Kick Start My Heart" has shades of New Jersey-era Bon Jovi, specifically "Bad Medicine" down to the synthesizer, horns, and guitar.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three stars for one song, zero for the rest. Jan. 14 2002
Format:Audio CD
Taking advantage of a recent daydream, I purchased a few CDs from my remembrance of years gone by (while dipping a madeline in my tea... no, wait a moment, that's someone else's daydream). This one came to mind due entirely to the throaty, breathy voice that belted out "Black Velvet" with such feeling. I was interested to discover if I would find the song as satisfying today as I did those years ago.
In short, I did. "Black Velvet" conjures the same dark, rural gothic images today as it did then. Then I listened to the rest of the CD.
Make a note, when encountering a CD by a singer who is essentially a "one hit wonder," don't listen to the other songs on the CD. None of them have the power or the feeling of "Black Velvet;" some are merely mediocre, others just plain bad.
Be that as it may. If you are wishing to revisit your youth, or whichever of the stages in which you found yourself when this album was released, for a drive down Memory Avenue, ten bucks is not so drastic a price to pay for the cab fare.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Alannah, Where Are You ?... We (I) Miss You Aug. 12 2000
Format:Audio CD
I sure miss the mature, rockin' talented women of the 70's, 80's to late 80's ( Heart and Pat Benatar specifically).These gals could belt out with the vocals and their wild feminine charms without ever becoming sugar coated caricatures of pop music...
Then,Myles shows up to prove that they still existed towards the closing of the 80's.After Alannah's explosive chart topping album from '89 it seemed she was destined for more success.After the Black Velvet hit, she released a couple of lesser well known and harshly critiqued albums...
Alannah Myles debut, containing Black Velvet ,showcased her as a sexy rock n' roll siren with sultry throaty vocals without coming across as dry sandpaper but rather smooth silk. There were no filler tracks or songs penned at the last minute. Each song, while collectively they worked together, had it's own unique flavor...
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5.0 out of 5 stars It just gets better and better! Dec 28 1998
Format:Audio CD
I really enjoyed listening to this album a long time ago - enough to replace my worn out tape with a CD. I like every track on it and its refreshing to find an album that lives up to the standard and the promise of the first released track. If you're looking for a really raunchy rock CD, this has to be it. All I can say is - what happened to Alannah Myles after this?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Harder rock than I expected, great stuff! May 12 1999
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Format:Audio CD
I first heard of Alannah Myles by hearing Black Velvet on the radio. I loved the song. A friend loaned me the CD, and I was surprised to hear that most of the songs are hard, raunchy rock! I soon bought my own copy of the CD, and play it a lot. Also like the next CDs, Rockinghorse and Alannah. .Alannah Myles should be a lot better known than she is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I grew up with this cassette. Feb. 10 2000
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Format:Audio CD
Alannah Myles is one of the better artists I know of. I highly appreciate her music and would recomend it to anyone who is open for good music. This specific album is one that I've grown up with. Although I've never been one to listen to it excessively, it's always a good one to count on.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic voice March 30 2001
Format:Audio CD
when I first heard black velvet I had no idea who it was so I asked my nephew, it took awhile to find the cd but I finally did but was it ever worth it, I love every song on it, she has a fablous voice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! Nov. 15 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Anyone interested in rock, female rock, or Canadian rock needs to have Alannah Myles in their collection! She should be rated as a near equivalent to Pat Benatar (THE Queen of Rock).
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