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4.0 out of 5 stars Newborn Alphaville,
This review is from: Prostitute (Audio CD)Alphaville has sailed a long trip from their tribut island ( Forever Young) to new land ( Prostitute ). Quitars are come to help keyboards. Alphaville has changed its basic sound much darker and songs are longer than before. If you loved Alphaville's first album, you won't necessarily like this album
because Alphaville isn't anymore 80s synt-pop band. When you hear for exemple Fools and Beethoven, you will know, what I mean.
Prostitute is not easy album to listen through because there are 16 tracks and maybe some booring ballads. It takes long time before you begin to enjoy all album. Be patient and listen all over again then you find how a wonderful musical journey Prostitute can offer you. My favourite songs are Impossible Dream, Ivory Tower and Iron John. Imbossible Dream is a very beautiful ballad for human love with great chorus which can almost reach to sky. Ivory Tower uses Alphaville's earlier hit songs names ( Forever Young, Mystery of Love, Romeos...) skilfully and with good taste. This dramatic song especially its end: "Oh my God! I feel so alone! I am 1 000 000 light years away from home. It seem to be a tragedy. How can I live in Germany. My another house is burning down..." Lyrics are just awesome! Iron John reminds a little Alphaville's earlier hits but it is much darker. Borrow this cd to your friend or library and make you own decision. Finally, Alphaville is not a dead band!
4.0 out of 5 stars The Impossible Cream,
This review is from: Prostitute (Audio CD)There's very good tracks like "Ascension Day" (very powerful track), "The Impossible Dream", "Iron John", "Ivory Tower", "Beethoven" and "Euphoria" (unfortunately there's three minute instrumental in this song before it starts, it becomes better while reaching the end). Anyway the more you listen to this album the more you'll like it. This must be Alphaville's second best album.
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Alphaville album ever!,
This review is from: Prostitute (Audio CD)Get over "Forever Young" and "Afternoons in Utopia". Those are classics, but... THE REAL ALPHAVILLE are here in "Prostitute"!!!
I am a huge fan of the band, and talking about the pop music in general - I think this album is the most professional record that has ever been produced. With just over 70 min. of playing time, this album is a unique mix of different moods and attitudes in both music and lyrics. Marian Gold's incredible voice is at its best. It's quite a shame M. Gold is one of those artists, who are left underestimated, as I think he's a very talanted singer and songwriter... I wish there had been more hit singles released out of the album, apart from "Fools" and "The Impossible Dream". My personal favourite tracks are: "Ivory Tower", "Iron John", "All In The Golden Afternoon", "Ascension Day".
In conclusion, I have to say this album is a must-have CD for every fan of intelligent pop music.
5.0 out of 5 stars The best album of 1994 (Perhaps the album of the decade!),
This review is from: Prostitute (Audio CD)There is a definite crime involved with this album, the crime of neglect. eight years ago America was deprived of the most complex, compelling and dynamic material thus created by AV. One can understand how threatened the American labels felt when they heard this music. After hearing this sound why would you want to go back to the radio?
Okay, enough of the polemics.
Listen and perpare to be moved.
4.0 out of 5 stars The gifted ones,
This review is from: Prostitute (Audio CD)I like most the songs on this album. Some songs were weird but good. I love these guys so much i will like almost anything they do. Not as good as old stuff but still a keeper.
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful peice of power pop!,
This review is from: Prostitute (Audio CD)i am amazed by this cd of alphaville,i thought after the breathtaking blue cd that they had split up.the reason is that was the last uk realeased cd of theirs,it's only that i was looking through gemm online that i found out this and salvation were newer releases.this is the better out the two,the production is crisp and flows along with every track.when first played i wasn't too sure about it,but after a few plays it's one of my favourite cd's.the tracks that truly stick out are acension day from the beginning it starts off very quietly and then suddenly bursts into life,apollo being my favourite for shear class and the vocals of marian is unsurpassed!also ivory tower and impossible dream with their warmth and melody's.fools is a track that also stands out with lyrics in some way takes a swipe at certain types of people.in a nutshell i listen to the pap on the radios in england and do envy the us and other countries radio stations that are not affraid to play this kind of music.keep up the good work lads and hope to see you in concert soon!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Heaven Inside,
This review is from: Prostitute (Audio CD)I wish that I could stay inside the euphoria of this album forever. WOW, Alphaville, your versatility ever amazes me... I understand THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM so very well. ALL IN THE GOLDEN AFTERNOON catches me off guard every time with its vocal and melodic beauty and the same can be said of OH PATTI. IVORY TOWER is deliciously sensual and awesomely powerful. FAITH is so delightful and unexpected. IRON JOHN has such a wonderful chorus that is instantly catchy. Thanks once again Alphaville. May we always keep on dreaming together.
5.0 out of 5 stars Euphoria!,
This review is from: Prostitute (Audio CD)This CD has no similar in the synthpop marketplace. Although it wasn't a big commercial sucess (maybe ->some people<- just don't like controversial CD titles or portraits), this was the best rich texture of music styles (rock balads, reggae, piano, pop, etc.) ever made in just one box. Marian Gold's voice made it perfect. Along with really beautiful love rock balads ('Impossible Dream'), soft reggae ('Faith') they combine intense rock-pop feelings ('Ascencion Day') with soft melodies ('All in the Golden Afternoon', based on Lewis-Carrol's 'Alice in Wonderlands' book). Some songs explore human behaviour with smart and suggestive ideas ('Paradigm Shift','Fools', 'Iron John', 'Euphoria'), while other songs praise for hope and love ('Apollo') with a nice dance-techno style. Words won't be enough to say this is A PERFECT ALBUM.
5.0 out of 5 stars Alphaville's musically and lyrically best!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Prostitute (Audio CD)I have been an Alphaville fan for 15 years and this is clearly their best album. Although this being an import release it takes no genius to figure out that this is Alphaville's musically and lyrically best. I was amazed that this release was also produced by the band. After listening to this CD some thousand times since I bought it in 94 don't be too quik to overlook such greats as "Parade", "Some People", "Iron John" and "Euphoria."
5.0 out of 5 stars Another stunning work of Art,
By A Customer
This review is from: Prostitute (Audio CD)Alphaville did it again, after a few years of musical silence! It's difficult to compare Alphaville albums because they are all so good, and "Prostitute" is no exception. I can't believe that none of the other reviewers mentioned "All In the Golden Afternoon"... that's still my all time favourite Alphaville song, better than "Carol Masters" on Afternoons in Utiopia and "For a Million" on Breathtaking Blue.
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