Lyrics and Ecstatic Reverberations, January 13, 2005
Rarely has one album made me a fan, but honestly I am addicted
to this CD. I think this album has
lyrics every woman wants to hear. It is a complete lyric
fantasy. Not only will the romance appeal to your inner goddess,
the intimacy is intertwined with musical ecstasy.
The entire album seems to be about unconditional love, peace,
humor, romance, insight, care for the world, unveiling of the
heart, positive soul experience, rebirth and honest expression.
How could you not fall madly in love with a man who wants to
hear what you think or who allows you to stay a child in your
heart? The concept of giving your heart to the world and asking
the world to "make it break." That is beauty. Bono's
lyrics present a stunning side of his heart and soul.
"Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own" was
especially meaningful to me this last year and especially:
"Listen to me now
I need to let you know
You don't have to go it alone"
This was the first U2 album I ever purchased and it made me an
instant fan. Bono's voice seems to at times be swirling in an
eternal ethereal ecstasy of notes and then he can focus your
attention so precisely on the words, it is as if nothing else
exists but his voice and the pictures he paints with poetic
lyrics. I feel a little high when he starts singing "And I
miss you when you're not around..."
If you are thinking about a new stereo, this CD should convince
you it is time. This CD sounds amazing on the Sharp CD -ES600
which has a remote control so you can sit at your desk and play
this CD endlessly day and night. Thank you to the amazing friend
who told me about this album and who sent me a stereo for
Christmas so I could listen to music the way I've never heard it
If you are a true romantic, this album will make you breathless.
Honestly, this album has the best lyrics I've ever heard to
date! Impressed beyond 100 stars.
~The Rebecca Review
Stereo System in Silver, January 13, 2005
First, I must thank the amazing friend who bought me this
stereo for Christmas. Not only does he tell me about the best
music in the world, he now sent me a stereo that plays music in
the way I always dreamed music could sound. Normally my ears are
too sensitive to listen to Bass and this stereo has a little
button on the front that turns the X-BASS on or off. You can
also do this from the remote control to customize your listening
High Quality Remote Control - you can change CDs with the touch
of one button, change to tape or play random selections from 5
CDs. You can use the Timer/sleep option and fall asleep to your
most relaxing CDs.
Quick Start Guide - Very easy to set up the stereo, but I can
promise you, you won't want to leave home for hours after you
start playing CDs.
5 Disc Trays with disc number selections buttons and direct play
button. Easy to change what you are listening to at the stereo
or from the remote.
Two Impressive Speakers - Total 240 watts.
Recording Capabilities - Record from the radio even if you are
away or sleeping, from tape to tape or even from several CDs
Also comes in black and red:
Front Game Terminal - You can listen to the playback sounds of
Games or hook up your VCR or DVD player. I plug in my cordless
headphones when I want to take music anywhere in the house.
I rarely take this stereo above volume 7 but there are definite
possibilities. The sleep function is so comforting. I fall
asleep with a blue glow floating over me as I go to sleep. The
only funny thing that happened is I unplugged the stereo, which
seems to have changed the sleep setting. I was woken up in the
early hours of the morning by Bono singing Vertigo. Now, that
will get you out of bed fast.
Once I had this all set up I was in musical bliss. Definitely
recommended for the stereo features. To listen to the radio, you
may have to hook this up to an outdoor FM antenna. I get a few
stations, but mostly listen to CDs.
~The Rebecca Review
Comment from Reader at Amazon:
"Your insight into the lyrics of "How to Dismantle an
prompted a review yesterday - unlike any other I've written. Actually that
review of yours and
an emailed question from
a friend prompted my latest review.
Did I say I LOVED that review of
You're still my favorite top ten reviewer." ~M.