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|1. Leave A Light On|
|2. Runaway Horses|
|3. Vision Of You|
|4. Summer Rain|
|5. La Luna|
|6. (We Want) The Same Thing|
|7. Deep Deep Ocean|
|9. What Ever It Takes|
|10. Shades Of Michaelangelo|
Top Customer Reviews
3 out of 5 stars
"Leave A Light On" is by far the best solo song she's done, this lush song combines Go-Go's pop with stylings from her first two solo albums. And guess who does the slide guitar solo midsong? George Harrison. George also does twelve-string and bass on "Deep Deep Ocean."
"Vision Of You" is the best ballad she's ever done, and the Spanish guitar by Rick Nowels enhances the wistful mood this song evokes. Her sugary voice is put into its best effect here.
"Summer Rain" is a mid-paced dance number that bursts into a crescendo with the catchy chorus. The brisk string arrangement throughout the song adds much to this, the second single.
"Shades Of Michelangelo," the closing ballad, outdoes "Love Never Dies" from her Heaven On Earth album, but struggles for top honours with "Vision Of You." This heartfelt song has idealistic musings, where she's "painting a perfect world/with shades of Michelangelo." Belinda wrote this song with her ex-bandmate Charlotte Caffey.
Rick Nowels, best known for his work with Stevie Nicks, works wonders for Belinda as he did for the "Welsh Witch." He produced the album. Even Ellen Shipley, one of Stevie's backup singers, contributes. In fact, both of them co-wrote most of the songs on this album. However, X.Y. Jones' guitar work introduced a slightly harder edge to Belinda's sound, and it's a wonder here.
Kenny Aronoff, best known as John Cougar Mellencamp's drummer, drums on most of the tracks.Read more ›
Every song is lavishly produced, with sweeping vocals from the lady who must be a gift from the heavens, and every song is so easily single worthy. Its a shame this album wasn't promoted to death - its likely that it would be remembered as one of the greatest pop albums ever recorded, and that's saying a lot.
Leave a Light On and (We Want) The Same Thing both sport high tempo, amthemic beats that made 'Heaven is a Place on Earth' such a success, while La Luna, Summer Rain and Valentine settle for the softer approach, each telling tales of lost or unrequaited love. La Luna and Summer Rain stand as two of the greatest and most loved songs of her entire career - the latter being Belinda's personal favourite to this day.
Everyone can take something away from this album. The lyrics are beautiful, the orchestrations beautiful, and Belinda sounds every bit as stunning as she looks. Why did her US career take a nosedive after this epic? Who knows. Belinda's downfall (which began just after this album's launched when it slid further and further down the charts) is one of the music industry's greatest crimes. She has more talent in one of her fingernails than any modern day chart topper you can care to name, and a superb lineup of songs.
I guarantee anyone who buys this album will not be disappointed. It is, quite simply, of an insurmountable level of excellence. A work of musical art that does not deserve to be forgotten.
As if the passionate, energetic "Leave A Light On" were not perfect enough already, it also includes a Slide Guitar solo by the incredible George Harrison. When Belinda sings "hold on tight" in "Runaway Horses," it is good advice because this song can truly run away with both your imagination and your heart. "Vision of Love" is just beautiful--warm vocals, great lyrics, great music. Belinda's voice conveys layers of heart-felt emotion that she never before expressed so fully. "Summer Rain" is one of Belinda's best songs ever, with beautifully sweeping choruses that take you to the railway stations she sings about to watch her true love ride away never to return. "La Luna" is a passionate love song with a distinctly Latin feel to it, accentuated by the sounds of a Spanish guitar and Gypsy violin. "(We Want) the Same Thing" is a rocking track with a strong and steady beat.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
I enjoyed this cd from Belinda Carlisle and is just as good as her other fine releases.
This album has to be deep if more than 15 years from its original release it is being played by me constantly. Read morePublished on April 29 2004 by John P. Thompson
Every song on this album is perfect and uplifting in their own, individual way. Every song plays like one long, thumping chorus. Read morePublished on April 28 2004 by Michael S. Burgess
This is truly a stunning album.
Filled with fantastic pop tunes (Leave a light on for me, Runaway horses, Summer rain, La luna, Same thing) and stunning ballads (Vision of... Read more
I got this album recently and instantly fell in love with it!
Every single song is fantastic and it's easy to see why this is
considered Belinda's best album. Read more
This was one of the first CD's I ever bought, yes I bought this CD back when it first came out and the other week I threw it into my new car CD player. Read morePublished on Oct. 25 2003
This CD is unlike any other cd out there. 10 songs that are all top notch, great listening songs. The album is somewhat diverse, which usually spells disaster, but Belinda can... Read morePublished on April 15 2002
The third solo album of the singer of the Go Go's is well made in every way. Belinda Carlisle has got a voice to which I could get addicted. These vibrations! Read morePublished on March 10 2002 by Oswald Muerner