- Audio CD (Oct. 25 1990)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Sony BMG
- ASIN: B0000025VF
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
|1. Have You Ever Seen The Rain?|
|2. Faster Than The Speed Of Night|
|3. Getting So Excited|
|4. Total Eclipse Of The Heart|
|5. It's A Jungle Out There|
|6. Goin' Through The Motions|
|8. Take Me Back|
|9. Straight From The Heart|
It is heavy, and the background vocals are simply superb. I agree with most other reviewers; GETTING SO EXCITED has always been my least favorite song on the entire album. Oddly enough, the album title brings out the bombastic Wagnerio-Steinmanesque tone superbly, but I never really LOVED the song as such. Track #1 is absolutely superb, and charged with her powerful voice. Of course, the uncontournable TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART is the must-hear in its extended version of 6:49!!! Ravishing! GETTING THROUGH THE MOTIONS is cute, and not to be taken seriously, while IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE is quite pop. I always like that arrangement. TEARS is a raunching duet by Bonnie and Sctosman extraordinaire Frankie Miller, with whom she collaborated on two subsequent albums. TAKE ME BACK is very powerful as well, while STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART, the Bryan Adams cover is just plain great. Again, that voice alone makes you shiver! A must-have from a great woman, even if you don't like all the songs. For everyone else who is not most familiar with her work, try NOTES FROM AMERICA, my all-time favorite Bonnie Tyler release ever!
"Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" is a good opener. Not so fast, almost a ballad. Bonnie has good voice, like always...
There's also fast song: "Faster Than the Speed of Night" has a good rhythm, "It's a Jungle Out There" has very good vocals!!! It makes me very happy!!! Also "Going Through the Motions" is a happy song. There's also children singing in the beginning and in the end of the song.
"Getting So Excited" is maybe a very sad/happy song. It tells about a lady who sees a boy and a girl fell in love while she's getting bored... This is quite easy song to listen but quite difficult if you want to really love it!!! I like it very much! It's different from the others.
This must be one of the best Bonnie Tyler albums ever! The Great One!!!!