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True [Enhanced, Original recording remastered, Import]

Spandau Ballet Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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SPANDAU BALLET True (2003 US issue limited edition digitally remastered 8-track enhanced CD album including Gold CD-Rom video plus Home Video Footage Photo Gallery and Weblink picture sleeve)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Spandau Ballet Strike "Gold" March 26 2004
Format:Audio CD
Spandau Ballet was one of the most successful New Romantic bands of the 1980s in large part because of this 1983 masterpiece, which includes their US and UK smash hit "True" as well as the popular "Gold." Also includes the third single, "Communication," which unfortunately failed to chart here in the States. The album was followed by the excellent "Parade" LP, but Spandau Ballet's career was essentially over in the U.S. This remastered version is well worth the $$, though the extras fail to impress (a DVD of the videos for True, Gold and Communication would have been much nicer). Standout tracks: True, Gold, and the fantastic "Pleasure."
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4.0 out of 5 stars 20 Years Later, the Music Still Rings "True." Sept. 23 2003
Format:Audio CD
Spandau Ballet had a respectable string of hits in their native Britain, but they were a one-and-a-half hit wonder in the U.S., where they scored the Top 10 smash "True" and the Top 30 hit "Gold." But if this 1983 album is anything to go by, the band deserved far greater success on these shores. At 8 tracks and clocking under 40 minutes, "True" is a tastefully crafted hybrid of new romantic pop and blue eyed soul. Singer Tony Hadley was always one of pop's most underrated singers; his expressive vocals perfectly complimented the intricate melodies of guitarist and songwriter Gary Kemp. The singles "Gold" and "Communication" may be dated in production, but at their core, the songwriting is still fresh. Other album cuts such as "Code of Love" and "Foundation" also hold up, but the disc saves the best for last: the title song which goes down as one of the best and most familiar ballads of the 1980s. "True" has been remastered for its 20th anniversary, and the disc has an enhanced portion which has an attractive set of extras including the video for "Gold" as well as home footage of the group. It's one of those records that triumphs equally in both style and in substance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not a single mediocre song on this album Feb. 14 2003
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Aside from the trademark "True" and "Gold", this 8-song album has all very strong songs. No filler whatsoever here. While artists today try to fill an album with 15 songs and half of them are garbage, Spandau Ballet doesn't do this with True. You get eight brilliant songs, and nothing else.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Truly Enjoyable Album Nov. 16 2002
Format:Audio CD
I can't say enough good things about this album. Spandau Ballet's "True" is a fine collection of up-tempo and easy listening pop tunes that will please your ears. Though the album has something of a dated feel with its synthesizer-driven 80's sound, it's still a great album and it's one you will never tire of listening to. And unlike many albums of its time, "True" is well-produced without being overblown.
There's not a bad cut on this album and many are real standouts. The title track was the hit single from this album and rightly so. With its light and easy vocal and instrumental arrangements, "True" is a nice relaxing song that continues to be a playlist favorite for many adult contemporary stations. This is one of those songs that never wears out its welcome. Likewise, "Pleasure" and "Code of Love" are nice tunes that will put you at ease.
Up-tempo numbers like "Lifeline", "Heaven Is A Secret", "Communication" and "Foundation" are equally enjoyable as they have an envigorating, get-up-and-dance quality to them. "Gold" is a strong, somewhat thought-provoking tune that received some airplay and it should've been a Top-10 hit.
"True" is one of the better albums from the 1980's and it's one you will want to add to your collection. Listen to it and see if Spandau Ballet's "True" doesn't give you a lot of "Pleasure."
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4.0 out of 5 stars Yuppies with a purpose July 3 2002
Format:Audio CD
Even if you dread the term "yuppie" in your vocabulary, you can't deny the sleekly crafted sounds of Britain's criminally underrated Spandau Ballet, who were themselves musical yuppies. Nonetheless, with just 8 songs, this album helped define a decade, and perhaps well beyond.
Though most just know this band from the rich textures of the sensitive balld "True," (featured in the heartwarming Molly Ringwold box office hit, "Pretty In Pink"), there is definitely much more to this talented band, who boast the flair of Duran Duran, with the musical progress of Human League (another criminally underrated 80's band).
I like the hooks that abound on this slinky record, from whizzing keyboards to dance-style beats. Spandau Ballet truly were ahead of their time, and many a band owes its influence to these pop pros. But let me dispense with all the hype. Buy this one for your baby, or just buy it for yourself. Da Peace Dogg thinks you can't go wrong with Spandau Ballet, and Da Peace Dogg never gets it wrong when it comes to hot music!!
Viva La Ballet!!
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