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She's So Unusual Import
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|1. Money Changes Everything|
|2. Girls Just Want To Have Fun|
|3. When You Were Mine|
|4. Time After Time|
|5. She Bop|
|6. All Through The Night|
|8. I'll Kiss You|
|9. He's So Unusual|
|10. Yeah Yeah|
If Cyndi Lauper's She's So Unusual evokes memories dominated mostly by her cartoonish image, then try to get over it so you can pay attention to the music. Simply, Cyndi Lauper has a wonderful, emotive voice. Her vocals have an impish quality, but there's also tremendous strength, articulation, and nuance. Who would disagree that "Time After Time" (later covered by both Everything but the Girl and Miles Davis, if you need further proof of her credibility) is as heartstring-tugging as "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" is frivolous, or that "All Through the Night" is as longing as "She-Bop" is intense? The instrumental arrangements are quite inventive and rich, and although the musicality is pointedly '80s, the album sounds more winsome than dated. The title of Lauper's debut isn't self-deprecating or even self-parodying; it's self-congratulatory. Listen to it again, and you'll find this pleasure to be far from guilty. --Beth Bessmer
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Cyndi was our champion. She encouraged us to walk in the sun, have fun, and play with ourselves. She was a little bit kooky, a little bit radical, and a whole lot of pop. A playful swirl of rainbow colors with an upbeat no-nonsense attitude and a generous spirit. Maybe it was the wrestling thing that was her downfall, I don't know.
Her singing voice could be surprisingly powerful, as well as a bit quirky, a bit confused, and a tad heartbroken at times. *She's So Unusual* succeeds at displaying her range of emotions and her invigorating energy.
If you need to lift your spirits, play "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"; in the mood for a bittersweet ballad then listen to "Time After Time". "Yeah Yeah" and "I'll Kiss You" are crazy fun, "When You Were Mine" is her wonderful rendition of a Prince song, "All Through the Night" is soft and gentle, and "She Bop", well, listen and decide for yourself.
Cyndi was one of the shining lights of the 80's. Even though she still burns brightly with unique talent, for a far too brief period in time she was not only the most unusual but simply The Most.
MONEY CHANGES EVERYTHING
The second single from the album. Awesome song.
GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN
The first single from the album. This song definitely defines Cyndi's sound and image. It will remain a classic forever.
WHEN YOU WERE MINE
This is a good song, but I hate the fact that it was originally recorded by PRINCE. I hate Prince.
TIME AFTER TIME
The third single from the album. Although a great song, I'm kind of tired of hearing it.
The fourth single from the album. I've always liked this song. When I first heard what the song was really about, my mouth dropped. The song is about female masturbation. I can't believe that the critic didn't bother Cyndi on this one. If Madonna had done it, they would have harrassed her.
ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT
The fifth and final single from the album. This song is one of my favorites. I heard the live version of this and I wasn't all that impressed, but this song is one of her best.
I'LL KISS YOU
HE'S SO UNUSUAL
The album isn't as good as her third, which would be A NIGHT TO REMEMBER, but this one is still worth the money.
Most recent customer reviews
Il y'a un autocollant de collé sur la pochette sur laquelle on peut lire remastérialisé et en ayant l'album original je les ai comparés, et c'est vrai... Read morePublished 7 months ago by DJ Amateur MONTREAL
Back to the 80s. I love the colorful see-through record, however,I only have minor complaint...All the songs are exactly the same as they were in 1984. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Andrea Petrovic
Very good mastering for this 30 years old anniversary album. The transparent vinyl look awesome. Sound almost the same as the original LP. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Four Winds
Awesome! Thanks Cyndi. Very cool record. Wish I had got the box set though. Think I still will! One twoPublished 20 months ago by Jamie Roko
This is a loving reissue of Cyndi Lauper's breakout album She's So Unusual, which spawned many hits and defined a look and sound of the whimsical 80's pop punk princess. Read morePublished on Dec 11 2013 by GrowlKillBear
I thought maybe a different mastering job might help the bright sound of the original but no luck. The original record, this 30th anniversary edition and even the Mobile Fidelity... Read morePublished on Dec 28 2012 by The Seeker