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Encore
Klaus Nomi
Encore
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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The Phenomenon Known as Klaus Nomi Lasted an all to Short Period of Time. God Only Knows What Could have Come Later on Had He Lived. Nomi was Bizarre to Say the Least, Exciting at Best. Tracks on this Compilation Include C...  more »

      
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All Artists: Klaus Nomi
Title: Encore
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA Victor Europe
Release Date: 2/12/1990
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Disco, New Wave & Post-Punk, Dance Pop, By Decade, 1970s
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 035627442124

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The Phenomenon Known as Klaus Nomi Lasted an all to Short Period of Time. God Only Knows What Could have Come Later on Had He Lived. Nomi was Bizarre to Say the Least, Exciting at Best. Tracks on this Compilation Include Cold Song / Total Eclipse /.

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Timeless and Extraordinarily Original
Eric McCalla | Denver, COLORADO | 02/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Klaus Nomi was literally in a league of his own creatively in the music world of the 80s. It's not likely we'll ever see his unique style and presentation either on the stage or in the recording studio. Sadly, he passed years ago, thus, we have this wonderful collection of his "greatest" hits to enjoy for many years into the future.I first saw him on Saturday Night Live with David Bowie, and his look totally intrigued me. I first owned ENCORE on vinyl when I was all of 16 years old. This actually is my second CD copy, the first was stolen! His voice is haunting, elegiac, and romantic depending on how you listen to the songs and what mood you're in at the time. There's even humor in some pieces, like Total Eclipse, The Twist and You Don't Own Me (made famous by Leslie Gore in the 60s.) Sometimes a song like his aria from Samson and Delilah will make you profoundly sad, and other times you will marvel at the power and artistry he was capable of in so many styles of music, from rock n' roll to opera.Every track is a keeper but especially these gems: Total Eclipse (you can see a live performance clip in the movie URGH!), Cold Song, A Simple Man, Wasting My Time, You Don't Own Me, and of course, the magnificent aria from Samson and Delilah (which I believe is from the Massenet version, likely available in its entirety, with other soloists, on several CD recordings.)If you own only one NOMI collection, this is THE ONE."
Klassic Klaus Nomi!
sjoy@webtv.net | Newton, Iowa | 06/16/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My wife and I were Dj's in Iowa in the early-80's and believe it or not, Klaus was very popular. Great music to dance to and very 80's. Some faves, Lighting Strikes" and our Number One reguest "You Don't Know Me". I remember these songs as being very popular in France, too! It is too bad that Klaus died of AIDS in the prime of his career."
Klaus Nomi's ENCORE
sjoy@webtv.net | 12/03/1997
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the third and last of Nomi's albums made while he was still alive. It is mostly a Best Of, but it also contains new tracks such as "Der Nussbaum" (Schuman), a live track of "Total Eclipse", and "I Can't Help Falling in Love" in a little strange version.
That CD also includes older songs: "Lightning Strikes", "The Twist", "Samson and Delilah", "The Witch is Dead"... Even if there is no really new song, "ENCORE" is still worthy. Try it and you will love it. END"