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The Best of 2014!
January 26, 2015 -
2014, the year that was. The Best of lists from Mike, Pete, Jez, Terry, and myself have been posted. A strong year, but actually there was less consensus amongst the 5 of us then there has ever been. That tells me there were a LOT of good releases across many genres. Feel free to add your own list at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!
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Category: Pop/Lite AOR
Catalog Number: VK 41526
|Ebay Average Price: $11.21 |
Paul Engenmann lead vocals|
Holly Knight keyboards, bass, vocals
Gene Black guitars
|1. ||Hanging on a Heart Attack |
|2. ||Who Says |
|3. ||Pieces on the Ground |
|4. ||Tough and Tender |
|5. ||When Love Is Good |
|6. ||Didn't I Read You Right |
|7. ||Fall Apart, Golden Heart |
|8. ||I've Got No Room for Your Love |
|9. ||Who's on the Line |
|10. ||Sand, Stone, Cobwebs and Dust |
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Existing comments about this CD
||Date: December 22, 2001 at 19:11|
|Great middle 80's electronic-rock sound and megaproduction
|From: Richard Hall
||Date: May 14, 2002 at 11:39|
|Prolific songwriter Holly Knight (Heart,Kiss,Pat Benatar etc.)spearheaded this masterpiece.This style of music is not for everyone.It reflects alot of transitional trends in mid 80's electronic/mod pop rock.If you're into Animotion,Industry,Smash Palace,Eight Seconds ,The Fixx or A Flock Of Seagulls...then this is right up your alley.Every song on this c.d. was a potential single.In a fair world ,this would have been huge.
|From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1
||Date: July 18, 2002 at 10:38|
|Este disco es Techno-Pop-AOR 80.Compone los temas Holly Knight,aunque canta un tio.Vale la pena tenerlo(si te gusta la musica 80,mas alla del AOR ,Hard Rock,etc) por que es una musica que no se volvera a hacer nunca,es exclusiva de aquella epoca.PARA NOSTALGICOS DEL SONIDO 80.
|From: Andre Tekken
||Date: November 8, 2002 at 10:14|
| This record is a true raritie!It was re-released in the nineties through Renaissance records,The first oportunitie that I had to listen to this material I was dazzled how could lite AOR could match so well techno-pop,and the New Romantics-style like Human League,Duran Duran and Berlin p:.Extremely 80`s.Extremely recomended.Extremely rare!Remarcable keybords,eletronic drums,awsome production.Should have been an classic!Pat Benatar,meets Human League,meets 80`s New Wave Style!!!!!
||Date: June 7, 2003 at 14:41|
|I love this album..
||Date: September 22, 2003 at 4:48|
|I'd say Holly Knight's solo CD, which I highly recommend is 'Lite AOR' Device's 22B3 is more electro new-wave 80's dance with some slower ballady type song to boot. Holly is very underrated artist who wrote, sang and even did keyboard programming. She was fricken hot too.
||Date: October 14, 2003 at 20:38|
|This CD is very good! "Light AOR" might be right. Neither Hard Rock but nor Pop. I suppose you like this album if you like typically Scandinavian stuff
|From: peter poland
||Date: January 3, 2004 at 7:09|
|Yep, it's some kind of new wave poppy, aor, hi-tech and synthed. Fans of that kind of music from mid 80's era won't be dissapointed. I'm not
||Date: March 13, 2004 at 22:58|
|The hi-tech pop attack was relentless on tracks such as 'Who Says' and 'Tough And Tender'. Even on 'When Love Is Good', the choruses are soaring and guitars are absolutely swinging. My personal favorite is the dynamic 'Didn't I Read You Right', which draws it's influences from some of their mid-eighties pop/rock contemporaries.
||Date: April 9, 2004 at 0:56|
|This is one of my favorite bands ever. I still love the sound. Holly Knight is incredible. This record should have been a huge hit. I which they'd try it again.
||Date: April 30, 2004 at 14:02|
|I love this album still to this day. With its subtle sexuality, it still works for me.
||Date: June 11, 2004 at 2:01|
|This is a great CD. Its a perfect soundtrack for any 80s movie. Its perfect for 80s nite et al. Its such a great CD. After the 1st track I was hoooked. I love this CD! AIM: RaiyoKun
||Date: August 13, 2004 at 11:25|
|This is an excellent disc, every single song is great...paul engemann sing on a animotion record also so if you like this one, check them out!
||Date: September 22, 2004 at 6:41|
|if you like the hi tec sound.try these out.spoons.call it anything.one voice.last two are both female fronted.while spoons are more in thedevice mould.with both f/m on them.
|From: Nick C
||Date: March 9, 2005 at 16:06|
|This is ANOTHER one of my fave albums. Very hi tech and has an almost dancy feel in places. Hanging on a Heart Attack was the single and it was accompanied by a pretty cool video on it's release. My killer punch on this album is I've Got No Room For Your Love which is kind of heavy but light....doh!!! All the tracks are great and there is some superb guitar which although restrained is very damn effective (please tack note all you widdly guitarists!!!). I think Rycheage gives a good description!
|From: Rafo Phoenix
||Date: September 10, 2005 at 1:48|
|Good Pop/AOR album with Tecno and New Wave bits, claro que es un buen album la mitad de cortes tiene ese ritmo con gusto y sonido especial de esa epoca de los 80 llenos de Magia, tienen un estilo similar a los Talk Talk Didn't I Read You Right, I've Got No Room for Your Love, Fall Apart, Golden Heart, Hanging on a Heart Attack, Who Says... muy buen album muy parejo, pero tambien algo frio en sonido si le hubieran puesto algo mas de alegria seria un Gran album, para nostalgicos!!!
||Date: September 17, 2006 at 16:16|
|If perfection exist, this CD is perfection. From beginning to end, there's no filler here. Device is delivering a fine worked and well produced catchy 80's music. Like Hotel Hunger, Device play a Lite AOR, with plenty of keys and arrangements, mixed with new wave. "Who's On The Line" is a fantastic ballad ! A PURE MASTERPIECE ! Holly Knight is the Queen !
||Date: January 31, 2007 at 22:52|
|Tenia que ser 1986, pop-lite aor claro, pero si hubiera pop asi ahora rayos que gloria seria estar en las discotecas, y si que recuerdos trae esta musica, saludos de Guatemala. Buen keyboards, y nuevamente que email@example.com Si ahora la bateria no fuera sonido como botes de lata tocados con paleta de cocina, lastima el sonido retro.
||Date: September 20, 2007 at 22:20|
|Que Stylo de Pop/lite Aor, con esas melodias y sonidos de teclas magicas como no lo demuestra en sus temas "Hanging on A Heart Attack" & "Fall Apart, Golden Heart", bellos temas para mi pero con una frialdad como nos los dice Rafo, pero no cave duda que este albun es brillante asi como suena esta una tremenda joya!! y en lo personal el tema Didn't I Read You Right"... muy buen tema fuera de los demas temas el mas mistico...
|From: YIRO SEVENTH
||Date: November 12, 2007 at 21:33|
|Mmm, conozco a un muy buen amigo mio al que le encanta este disco. Aqui lo que tenemos es un Techno Pop Lite AOR, vamos muy de los 80s, en la linea de gente como THE FIXX, BERLIN, JATO, ICEHOUSE y HUMAN LEAGUE si nos ponemos a mencionar referencias. El clásico grupo de los 80s que contaba con un integrante que tocaba el guitarra/sintetizador (Holly Knight) y vamos, temas que a la larga resultan hasta bailables. Podría destacar quizá "Hanging on a Heart Attack" o "Who Says". A mi en lo personal..
|From: YIRO SEVENTH
||Date: November 12, 2007 at 21:52|
|No me parece nada del otro mundo, me parece que la voz de Paul Engenmann por momentos suena mucho a la de Iva Davies y en general creo que el disco carece de intensidad y está super orientadisimo a lo que era el Techno Pop de esos 80s. A su favor diré que la producción es muy pulida y el sonido es 80s total, lo cual ya es mucho decir... pero un Clásico nO me parece... saludos
||Date: August 12, 2008 at 20:23|
|Indeed good album! Pure heaven for fans of high tech lite AOR and new wave-disco-pop 80's freaks. Might seem boring to hard rock purists though.
||Date: November 8, 2008 at 13:14|
|Device were ok. Always held onto this cd as the first two tracks are just great. A few others are ok-very good or have nice sections but a lot of the cd kind of annoys me. I like this sort of music though. In my opinion, A better album from 86 that falls into the same or at least similar category is Benjamin Orr's The Lace
||Date: May 8, 2009 at 17:23|
|top class really aor high tech album. a must in this style of music.a pleasure to listen after a day of hard labor.class!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
||Date: August 21, 2009 at 9:29|
|Simply one of the best Hi-Tech Pop/AOR bands ever. I never tire of listening to this one or watching the vids. The alt. versions of tracks released as sigles are also worth checkin' out if you like the 'Dance-style' they incorporated into their music. Holly Knight is just the biz with this one...
|From: rick kerch vzla
||Date: April 7, 2010 at 20:37|
|For me this lot sounded like Wang Chung at times...the songs are as described,Pop/Lite AOR and Hi-Tech too.."When Love Is Good" is a cool song,a highlight in the album,"Who's On The Line" has a smooth beat and tracks "Hanging On A Heart Attack"& "Who Says" are also very good..the rest of the numbers are good songs leading to just ok ones...85/100..Holly Knight,the famous composer and a beautiful lady played here which somehow enriched the quality of the band that only recorded this album..
||Date: November 1, 2011 at 8:49|
|good aor pop tech.....
||Date: March 11, 2014 at 14:10|
|i confirm my comment from 2009.it is a top class and very smart aor/pop/new wawe record.the singer is excellent he reminds me the fabulous bryan ferry from roxy music.only track 9 (too soft and too long is not at my taste).i m surprised (a good surprise for me) that this record have his place in heavy harmonies but i don t understand that roxette have not his place here.i ve submit their exceptionnal "joyride" an atomic bomb of aor but.....no new additions.in relation to device roxette rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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