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Wonderful [Import]

Adam Ant Audio CD
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1. Won't Take That Talk
2. Beautiful Dream
3. Wonderful
4. 1969 Again
5. Yin And Yang
6. Image Of Yourself
7. Alien
8. Gotta Be A Sin
9. Vampires
10. Angel
11. Very Long Ride

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Adam Ant ~ Wonderful

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Adam's last and most critically acclaimed album. It's just beautiful. Much more about the vocals then the rest of his work. You can tell they purposely didn't over produce it so you can hear the raw pain in his voice. And the desire for what he could no longer have. He obviously lost a great love before writing these songs. Wonderful is a gorgeous song and the louder you play it the better it sounds. So turn it up!!!! Beautiful Dream is just that. And makes you wish he was singing about you. Gotta Be A Sin is a GREAT song. Angel almost sounds like a U2 song.....but in my humble opinion....better! If you didn't like it when it was first released, you are a few years older now and it is time to give it another try. I think you'll be pleasently surprised. And I know you won't regret buying it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars bare to the bone unplugged Adam Ant March 28 2010
By David Tiberi TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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this has to be his most personal album to date...it's very raw, powerful and full of emotional energy!

Wonderful is the one song that you feel the hair on the back of your neck stand up at full attention!

This is a must have album for any Ant Fan, or for the "skeptics" who need to take a second listen!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you for staying with us. Feb. 2 2006
By Jason Stein - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
By 1995 Adam Ant was all but forgotten in the pop music world. Yet, the song "Wonderful" broke through the top 40 (and should have gone #1 without a doubt). An amazing feat considering the derision and ridicule Adam Ant endured up to that point. "Wonderful" is certainly his most mature work, and compared to his other albums, one of the highlights of his long career. The song "Wonderful" is worth the price of admission alone, but all the songs work nicely together. "Won't Take That Talk", "Beautiful Dream" (which also should have been #1), "1969 Again", "Yin & Yang", "Image Of Yourself", "Alien". Marco and Adam sound energized by having had another five years off and an album shelved by their previous record company.

After eleven years of listening to this album it has only gotten better with time. The sad part is it's been eleven years now since Adam has produced anything new. Also, the unfortunate media attention surrounding his bipolar disorder in recent years which has contributed to out of control behaviors (see gun waving in a pub) all makes a comeback unlikely, but you never know. He's proven everyone wrong at least three times in his career. "Wonderful" is definitely worth picking up if you're an Ant fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the new Adam Ant Sept. 18 2000
By Heather Ferris - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I absolutely love this album. The songs on this work of art suprised me when I first heard it. Being used to the loud drums of "Kings of the Wild Frontier" or the heavy guitar use in "Vive Le Rock," Wonderful was quite refreshing. Beautiful, poetic, sexy, soothing - there are not enough discription words for it! Lucky enough to meet him, I was and still am impressed by the lack of boundaries he sets for himself.
His expression of emotion is very well executed in hits like: "Beautiful Dream" "Yin & Yang" "Vampires" and "Very Long Ride." The music was very well written and practically weave a web for the lyrics to rest on. My personal favorite is "Image of Yourself" merely for the fact that it makes me feel good to listen to it.
If you are not a loyal fan or want to try some of his music, this is a good one to choose. Its a fun little piece that will always be at the top of my most-liked album list.
As I have heard it said, "either you like him or you don't." There is no middle ground and I pity the fool who says otherwise.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still Wonderful. Oct. 21 2005
By The Groove - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Many collectors with a large music library own a handful of releases which, to their dismay, are no longer in print. I have quite a few, and one of them is 1995's "Wonderful," the eighth studio album by Adam Ant. After dominating much of the 1980s with his high-concept brand of camp pop, Ant grew up and got serious, offering an appealing mix of mature, guitar-powered rock. It spawned one minor Top 40 hit, the title track, but its sales were disappointing (even for a past-his-prime 1980's star), and Capitol soon let "Wonderful" die an unfortunate death. That's too bad, because it's an underrated album that deserved better promotion and sales. Ant's longtime collaborator, Marco, reappears as a songwriter, but we also get help from Boz Boorer, who's also done a few tunes with Morrissey. "Won't Take That Talk" is a great opener, a fine balance of acoustic and electric guitars with some crisp production. The album takes a funky turn with the sensual "Beautiful Dream," followed by solid numbers "Gotta Be a Sin," "1969 Again," and "Alien." The years since "Wonderful" haven't been wonderful for Adam, though. His frequent run-ins with the law and his public battle with mental illness make it very likely that this could be his final album. But even though "Wonderful" is no longer in print, it's still worth the effort to get it used, either online or at a secondhand record shop.

(Side note: the album artwork and photography is by Anton Corbijn, known for his work with U2, Depeche Mode, and others. The pictures and display are done very well, proving why Corbijn is one of my favorite photographers.)
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Wonderful"!! April 22 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This really is WONDERFUL. It is a little known fact that he wrote this album for and dedicated this album to his then live-in girlfriend Heather Graham. Yes THAT Heather Graham. That is who he is describing as "wonderful". Hmm. I will forgive him for that. This album is much different than all of his other ones. I guess you could say its more mature. His voice and lovely face (in the album art) are as [great] as always- but he sounds so emotional on this album. He still talks about [love], but in a different way then his last albums. I love Gotta Be A Sin and could listen to it all day. Beautiful Dream (the song that is most blatently about [LOVE])is just a really great song to listen to, very relaxing. Vampires may be my favorite song on the album. Even if you aren't an Adam Ant fan (although- why wouldn't you be?????) you will enjoy this album for what it is. A GREAT album.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best in discography Oct. 17 2004
By Dorrie Wheeler - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Hands down "Wonderful" is probably the most complete album in Adam Ants discogrophy. Some fans might be turned off by "Wonderful" because some of the songs or more pop than punk, but this is one Adam Ant album that you can listen to from start to finish and enjoy every song. Released in 1995, 5 years after "Manners & Physique" fans expected than Adam sans the make up was quite different than Adam of old. "Wonderful" picks up where "Manners & Physique" left off. The lyrics are so beautiful and introspective. Some of the most beautiful songs on the album include "Yin and Yang," "Angel," and "Vampires." The title track "Wonderful" is the perfect pop ballad. I'm just really surprised this album wasn't more critically acclaimed. "Beautiful Dream," and "1969 Again," are uptempo rock/pop songs that will please most listeners. The production is awesome as the vocals and instrumentals really compliment each other, this is definitly one of the best albums in Adam's discography, the sad part is we haven't seen an official studio release of new material since. One of my favorite songs on the album is the last cut, "Very Long Ride."
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