January 07, 2019

Culture Club - From Luxury To Heartache (1986)

*First pressing. A photo of the disc is included in the RAR file.

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: New Wave, Pop
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© 1986 Virgin Records
AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann
For their fourth album, From Luxury To Heartache, Culture Club jettisoned producer Steve Levine in favor of pop/R&B veteran Arif Mardin, seeking to reverse the commercial decline they had suffered with their third album. When the danceable lead-off track, "Move Away," rose into the singles chart, that seemed like a good decision, and the rest of the album followed through with a pronounced drum sound and a relentless beat. The group's flamboyance was played down, from the relatively austere album cover to the music, in an attempt to redefine Culture Club as dance floor favorites. But previously the group had enjoyed a broad-based pop appeal, and by focusing on one part of their constituency, they ultimately sacrificed the rest. What's more, to make this kind of music, you didn't need a group; all you needed was a lead singer and some synthesizers. No wonder Boy George went solo before the year was out.

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3 comments:

  1. Muchisimas gracias por este disco "baby girl" Lass! Tremendo sitio que tienen aqui. Puedes actualizar los discos de Boy George? Los enlaces de flac estan caidos. Gracias :)

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    1. Claro mi amor. Mañana reviso los enlaces 😉

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    2. Los de Boy George estan disponibles 😉

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