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Official Review [Album]: VÉRONIQUE BÉLIVEAU - "VÉRONIQUE" S/T

What is your favorite track?

  • I'm Gonna Make You Love Me

    Votes: 3 21.4%
  • House Of Love

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Just Another Dream

    Votes: 2 14.3%
  • All My Tomorrows

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I Want To Get Close To You

    Votes: 2 14.3%
  • One Of Us

    Votes: 1 7.1%
  • A Touch Of Paradise

    Votes: 1 7.1%
  • Falling In Line

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • What Kind Of Love?

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Angel In My Eyes

    Votes: 1 7.1%
  • All Those Years Ago

    Votes: 4 28.6%

  • Total voters
    14

Harry

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What on earth are “cave people” and why is Richard one? :laugh:
Listen starting at around 4:27 in "(I Want To Get) Close To You" and you'll hear the "cavemen" chanting "close to you" through the fade-out. The voices are lowered in pitch, making them sound more "cavemen"-like.
 

Brian

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The clip below shows the group Mondo Rock. Three of the members, including lead singer, Ross Wilson, who you see here, wrote ‘A Touch of Paradise’, which is on the ‘Veronique’ album. Ross Wilson was a member of rock royalty in Australia in the 70s and 80s. He had 32 singles on the charts, either solo or as lead singer of his various bands, in those decades. I used to think that the song below, ‘State of the Heart’, was something special when it was a hit in 1980 but I must say, like a lot of old songs, it seems a bit dull and plodding forty years later. Rick Springfield also released this song as a single, I think.

 

Brian

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Veronique’s ‘A Touch of Paradise’ was first recorded by its writers, Mondo Rock, and released on their ‘Nuovo Mondo’ album in 1982. The group were very popular at the time, having a string of Top 10 hits in the early 80s, including ‘State of the Heart’, ‘Cool World’ and ‘Come Said the Boy’.

‘A Touch of Paradise’ was next released as a single by John Farnham from his album, ‘Whispering Jack’. ‘Whispering Jack’ was released in 1986, sold 1.7 million copies in Australia and was Top 5 in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland. Richard Carpenter seems to have got inspiration from this record, as he covered three of the hit singles from the album - ‘A Touch of Paradise’ with Veronique in 1989 and ‘You’re the Voice’ and ‘Pressure Down’, with Scott Grimes, also in 1989.

Here’s a live version of John Farnham’s ‘A Touch of Paradise’.

 

ThaFunkyFakeTation

Ah am so steel een luv weeth yoo
The clip below shows the group Mondo Rock. Three of the members, including lead singer, Ross Wilson, who you see here, wrote ‘A Touch of Paradise’, which is on the ‘Veronique’ album. Ross Wilson was a member of rock royalty in Australia in the 70s and 80s. He had 32 singles on the charts, either solo or as lead singer of his various bands, in those decades. I used to think that the song below, ‘State of the Heart’, was something special when it was a hit in 1980 but I must say, like a lot of old songs, it seems a bit dull and plodding forty years later. Rick Springfield also released this song as a single, I think.

Yeah, he did. Rick's version proves, for me, that he knew what to do with the tune. It's far better - certainly when the tune arrives at the middle eight.



Ed
 

tomswift2002

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It’s interesting, but nowhere on the CD does it mention whether it’s an all-digital recording or a digitally mastered analog recording. Online I see that the back cover of the Scott Grimes CD has AAD, Richard’s “Time” has AAD but neither Veronique or Akiko’s CD’s have AAD or DDD or ADD. Makes you wonder, were the girl’s done in all-digital and the boys had to settle for analog?
 

tomswift2002

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My CD copy of “Time” is American made, while “Akiko” is also American made. I only have Scott Grimes’s promo single, which is unmarked by country of manufacture, and it has the AAD. Even Karen’s Solo CD Promo of “If I Had You”, which is also unmarked for country of manufacture, has the AAD.
 
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