Loveboat

Sink or swim?,some love it some hate it
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Loveboat

Post by Pughie » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:16 pm

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CD / Digital – CD Stumm 175
Freedom
Where In The World
Crying In The Rain
Perchance To Dream
Alien
Mad As We Are
Here In My Heart
Love Is The Rage
Catch 22
Moon & The Sky
Surreal



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Re: Loveboat

Post by davekcmo » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:56 pm

Just cracked open a sealed copy of the Polish cassette release. Sounds pretty good!



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Re: Loveboat

Post by mrblue » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:37 pm

I admire your dedication!! A poorly mastered album via low-resolution cassette media... that's a one-two punch to an audiophile's chest! Or, ears. Or, whatever... I can't metaphor today. Hard not to enjoy that album whatever the format :)
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Re: Loveboat

Post by Tin Soldier » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:51 pm

Well, versus no Erasure at all, a cassette or even a scratchy record is better, no? Had I an extra worn out copy that I didn't listen to, I'd sooner get it into the hands of a new potential fan than toss it. ;)


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Re: Loveboat

Post by MikeyC » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:24 am

Loveboat holds some dear favorites, such as Here In My Heart, Catch 22, Alien, Moon and the Sky, Love is the Rage and Surreal. Love those tracks very much!! 8-)



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Re: Loveboat

Post by mrblue » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:11 pm

That's correct Tin - even listening to an AM broadcast of Loveboat over a cheap 80's walkie talkie set would be better than nothing!! I was just surprised that Loveboat got any kind of cassette release because by 2000, cassettes were dead.

And I have to agree with you Mikey! Here in My Heart is one of their best and it's a shame that song has never gotten much attention. It was my choice for "song that should have been a single" in Onge's recent poll. (Catch 22 is up there too!) :)



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Re: Loveboat

Post by Pughie » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:48 am

Freedom is 19 years old today!,but looking back on this album I can’t believe it only had two singles,I think they missed a trick with not releasing Love Is The Rage.



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Re: Loveboat

Post by ben » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:09 pm

I love this album, it sounds very mature Erasure. I am listening to it just now on my HomePods and I am always surprised that some people don't like the sound of it. It sounds fantastic, it sounds very textured and spatial. It has a lot of bass, but if your sound system setup does not distort the sound, it makes it sound very warm and intimate. The whole album is full of experiments and great songs. I wish the album would have had a tour to show off the brilliance of some of the songs. Mad As We Are was certainly a highlight for me on the last tour, as it was cut from The Other Tour (I think) before it hit the UK.



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Re: Loveboat

Post by Pughie » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:02 pm

ben wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:09 pm
Mad As We Are was certainly a highlight for me on the last tour, as it was cut from The Other Tour (I think) before it hit the UK.
I’m sure it was only played at Norwich on the first night in the UK,I was lucky enough to hear it at that gig.


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