Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Brad McCormick | 11/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard Sweet Revenge in 1980. It was so [un]popular that I couldn't find it anywhere, and, when I tried to order it from the record company, they sent me several copies free, including one in which an employee had taken a razor and cut out one of the pictures inside the album jacket *inside the shrink wrap*. I think the songs and lyrics ("Are you question or answer?..." etc...) have stood up over time. Well worth buying."
Pieter | Johannesburg | 10/04/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a concept album in the Faustian mode, about a girl who sold her soul to the devil and won. She's promised anything she wants (Follow Me), her first wish is for riches (Gold) and also for fame. After turning to her mother for help (Mother Look What They've Done For Me), she runs away (Run Baby Run) and retires into solitude. Renouncing her selfish desires, she offers her love to someone who really needs her, and that becomes her Sweet Revenge over temptation. The first song cycle, (Follow Me to Follow Me Reprise), has always been a classic disco suite, but with the exception of Enigma Give a bit of Mmh) the other tracks don't quite live up to the rest. Follow Me with its swirling synths is a timeless classic however, and showcases her husky voice to the full. In a way, Amanda was the European Donna Summer and it's a pity she didn't achieve greater success in the UK and USA. This album has certainly stood the test of time very well and is a prime example of intelligent dance music."
Lear's smash hit album from 78 - still a marvel!!!!
Pieter | 05/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Its incredible that this, Amanda Lear's second major studio album dating from afar back as 1978 still sounds fresh and exciting today. Contained herein are the smash hits Follow Me (with its gloomy Faustian Concept); Enigma (With its sly reverential lyrics: "its all so confusing especially when you start singing") and other gems which highlight the songwriting talent of Ms Lear: Comic; The Stud and Mother Look What they've done to me - which is easily one of the best songs about child abuse or rape. A must have for your collection. Now if only BMG would release ALL her other masterpieces...."