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Merchants Of Venus
Merchants Of Venus
Merchants Of Venus
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Merchants Of Venus
Title: Merchants Of Venus
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Elektra / Wea
Release Date: 5/21/1991
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075596104548, 075596104524

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Hidden Treasure
Lee Armstrong | Winterville, NC United States | 10/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Merchants of Venus" is a wonderful hidden pop treasure. Released in 1991, it's not exactly the newest music you'll find, but it is melodic pop that is consistently excellent throughout this set. The opener "Say Aah" bounces joyfully with Brett Cartwright's lead vocals brimming with a sunny disposition. "You Can't Fool That Girl" is a bouncy rock rumba that throbs with sun-drenched vocals. "Surfin' the Milky Way" is a pop rocker that musically sounds like it could've introduced the "Friends" TV show with Denny McDermott's drums pounding out the staccato rhythm. "Walk On the World" is a pretty pop melody extolling universal love. The CD closes with its slowest song serving up Moody Blues-like vocals on "Run With the Ancients," "From the soul of Africa the drums are speaking, from the depths of the oceans echoes float, in the hearts of all mankind the rhythm is beating, from the earth all life comes, to it return." "Merchants of Venus" came and went in the blink of an eye. You'll want to rescue this little gem from the bargain bin! Enjoy!"
Beyond worth it!
K. Lodge | Phoenix, AZ | 09/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I can't get enough of "Kiowa" and "Solitary Fighting Man". "Say Ahh" was included on the compilation "Rolling Stone Presents Hot New Music" (1991).
Fabulous songwriting and music from Brett Cartwright, Shane Fontayne and Denny McDermott. This CD is worth so much more than the bargain price I paid!!!"
A gem that's well worth owning
Mogulmeister | Boston, MA | 12/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The comments by other reviewers are on-target. This is an outstanding CD in every way. It comes across as heartfelt and surprisingly moving. These guys should be incredibly proud of what they accomplished with this, because it holds up exceptionally well."