Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Although You'll Never Find This CD..
DJ Jimmy M | Arizona, United States | 08/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was Alec R. Costandinos' 4th LP and is a good one. Finding this CD is impossible (as I never seen it). But a rundown of the actual album..
How Much How Much I Love You - The big disco hit off here, a little too long and repettive at near 17 mins to be honest (unlike his other side long epics that needed to be that long) and the 8 min 12" promo edit does this tune better justice. But, its a timeless classic none the less carrying all the Costandinos trademarks and his typical lead vocal.
Beauty And The Beast - This is absolutly brilliant work! Probably his 2nd best of the mini movies for the ears and mind he did (even better than Romeo & Juliet and Hunchback Of Notre Dame). Many changes going on and the music, diolog and sung lyrics take you on a journey into the story of Beauty & The Beast in 14 mins time. He coulda taken this and worked it a little more and pulled a whole 2 sided LP outta this I think. Words cant describe this. If your familiar with the Sumeria LP he did, this is right up there with that!
Maybe - A very depressing pop/almost country ballad on piano and midi synth about his ongoing pain in the woman he loved at the time of his heyday (which most of his songs are all written about his various ups and downs experiences with her). Actualy if your a DJ (or were), this is one you can ride over a plain disco beat and turn it into an upbeat disco track believe it or not if pitched up a few notches (I used to ride this sometimes over the 3 min break intro on T Connection's "At Midnight" 12"). Give or take, this song was a filler I believe. I think he could have omitted this track and in its place put the short versions of the "Thank God It's Friday" songs (the theme and "Your The Most Precious Thing In My Life").
But "Beauty.." makes up for this horrid sad ballad that dont belong on such an uplifting and creative LP. This is a must for any disco collector to have, and if your a Costandinos fan and collector and dont have this one..shame on you! LOL"
DJ Jimmy M | 12/21/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"1. How Much, How Much I Love You 7.5/10
2. Beauty and the Beast 8/10
3. Maybe 9/10
Okay, so "How Much, How Much I Love You" is not the epic that "Romeo & Juliet" was. (Please make "Romeo & Juliet" availble on CD!). "How Much, How Much I Love You" is a good, enjoyable Euro-Disco song. However, the song could have done with more lyrics. "Beauty and the Beast" may be a little cheesey, however if you like Euro-Disco, you probably won't even notice. This one is better than "How Much..." "Maybe" is a sparkling Pop ballad that is romantic & beautiful. It is quite a very pleasant surprise with good vocals too. All the songs have a good, smooth vocals. Overall, this CD is worthy to any club/dance fan or lover of Euro-Dance/Disco and lesser known danceclub music gems."
Great but NOT complete!
V. Pandoliano | 03/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Love and Kisses was ONE of THE first groups to evolve dance music into the disco era like Cerrone (although with Cerrone's first Album SuperNature I believe you can hear, the begining of Techno and disco incoroporated with some Latino and Rock.Geniuses!)This is NOT the best representation of Love & Kisses' work.I have some vinyl's of their work..still do but there was an 8 track which was their BEST ever. It had a cover of a women from neck to waist in a Tank Tee with hands reaching in criss-cross in front of the Tee. I do not think it had a name. BUT IT WAS GREAT! Sure wish they would put THAT on CD!!!!There is so much to this group but just NOT out there :( I wore out that 8 track...not to wear out the vinyl copies I recorded them onto cassette.France Joli, Love & Kisses, Cerrone and eventually Donna Summer brought back DANCE to the NYC clubs and the world!PLEASE find more Love & Kisses!!"