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FROM LUXURY TO HEARTACHE
FROM LUXURY TO HEARTACHE
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, R&B, Rock
 
The Final Studio Album from Boy George and Co. Was a Truthful Swan Song as it Heralded the Now Infamous Breakup of the Band as Well as Boy George and Jon Moss's Breakup as Well with the Single 'move Away' Being Much More T...  more »

      
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Title: FROM LUXURY TO HEARTACHE
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, R&B, Rock
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Europe, British Isles, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 077778670421, 0077778670452

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The Final Studio Album from Boy George and Co. Was a Truthful Swan Song as it Heralded the Now Infamous Breakup of the Band as Well as Boy George and Jon Moss's Breakup as Well with the Single 'move Away' Being Much More Truth Than Fiction. This Edition Adds Three Extended Versions of Singles as Bonus Tracks.
 

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"What if your a lonely boy?"
Joseph J. Brigante | Norwalk, CT United States | 09/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was the last Culture Club album in the 1980's containing new material. Not only is this now an import, it was there hardest to find CD when it was still in print in the United States. This is a fantastic album, and here are some of the reasons:1) Phil Pickett helped compose virtually every song with the group on this album. (If you remember, Phil Pickett helped compose the classics "It's a Miracle" and "Karma Chameleon".)2) Probably because the third album flopped, the group got rid of Steve Levine and replaced him with Arif Mardin and Lew Hahn.3) There were more female vocals on this album, like "Colour by Numbers", and this time not only was Helen Terry included, but so was Ruby Turner and Jocelyn Brown.4) Last and most of all, George was on drugs at the time and his relationship with Jon Moss was coming to an end. As some of us know, it is in the deepest, darkest times of are lives that we show brilliance. The commercial hit on this album was "Move Away", but virtually all the other songs are brilliant. There is "Gusto Blusto", an ultimate dance classic, "Reasons", an R&B type of classic, "God Thank you Woman", a beautiful song, while "Work on Me Baby" is just enjoyable to listen to. The deeper songs are "Come Clean" and "Move Away", but they are not the deepest. The deepest and the most beautiful song on the album is "Heaven's Children." It can relate to all of us when we felt really dark in our lives. P.S. I suggest you buy this now, because something gives me the feeling it will be out of print in Europe one day."
Culture Club's fourth album is very underrated.
Joseph J. Brigante | 07/02/1998
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Flashback to 1986, Madonna was keeping her baby, Top Gun was bringing in the dough at the box office, and Boy George hit rock bottom because of his heroin problem. The heroin addiction was notorious in the summer of 1986 while this title was released in the spring. CC's career had already gone down from their 1983-1984 peak, but they were album to squeeze one major hit out of this album (MOVE AWAY). Producer Arif Mardin was a very different producer than Steve Levine, who produced the first three albums, and gave this album an r&b tint. You can hear hints of Prince and Chaka Khan on this album, but the music is also strong. GOD THANK YOU WOMAN is one of their most underrated singles, mainly because people couldn't picture George sing a song with that as the title (he recently stated the song was about his mother). REASONS is very Stevie Wonder-esque, TOO BAD could've been performed by The Time or Rick James easily in their heyday, and SEXUALITY was almost a tribute to Prince. The lyrics on this album are much darker than those on the earlier albums, but George's voice keeps it relative to his fanbase. Since it was deleted from Epic's inventory in the late 1980's, this album surfaced as an import in 1994, which gave a sigh of relief to George fans everywhere who needed this on cd. If you are just a casual Boy George/Culture Club fan, your best bet it AT WORST or COLOUR BY NUMBERS, but if you are a bigger fan, this title belongs in your collection."
Soulful Bliss with a country tang!
boychadie | Kernersville NC USA | 02/21/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Culture Club's last all new cd from the 80's is a mix of rock,reggae, country & soul. Their last top ten US hit "Move Away" is included. As well, as the other 2 singles "God Thank You Woman" & "Gusto Blusto". The other standout tracks are "Work On Me Baby", "Sexuality" & "Come Clean". The baking vocals are very strong with Ruby Turner & Jocelyn Brown backing up Boy George. This cd also contains 3 bonus mixes. This albulm is alot more solid than the last "Waking Up With the House on Fire". My favorite track is "Come Clean", a country tinged ballad about getting rid of your demons."