CHEAP TRICK – One On One +8 [Japan BluSpec CD2 remastered miniLP]
Continuing with the excellent CHEAP TRICK Japanese BluSpec CD2 remastered versions with loads of bonus tracks, here’s “One On One“, on this reissue almost featuring a bonus album ‘cos we have no less than 8 bonus tracks, including among them the very hard to find Canadian animated musical science fantasy film ‘Rock & Rule’ original soundtrack outtakes.
Released on April 30, 1982, “One On One” starts in high gear with “I Want You.” Singer Robin Zander shows off his mighty pipes on this straightforward rocker, while “If You Want My Love” is a perfect example of Cheap Trick assimilating their influences into something all their own.
Swept up in the MTV era, Cheap Trick made videos for “If You Want My Love” and “She’s Tight,” both of which reached heavy-rotation status. Other highlights are “Time Is Runnin'” and “Love’s Got a Hold on Me,” which sound like classic Cheap Trick cuts.
The band try different sounds with the danceable groove of “Saturday at Midnight”, while the album wraps up with the arena rock of “Four Letter Word”.
With a first half of ’80s bright production including that ‘gunshot snare drum’ sound, “One On One” is just another very good album by Cheap Trick. This remaster on BluSpec disc sounds fantastic.
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01 – I Want You
02 – One On One
03 – If You Want My Love
04 – Oo La La La
05 – Lookin’ Out For Number One
06 – She’s Tight
07 – Time Is Runnin’
08 – Saturday At Midnight
09 – Love’s Got A Hold On Me
10 – I Want Be Man
11 – Four Letter Word
12 – If You Want My Love (Demo)
13 – Saturday At Midnight (Super New Dance re-mix)
14 – I’m The Man (From ‘Rock & Rule’ original soundtrack outtakes)
15 – Born To Raise Hell (From ‘Rock & Rule’ original soundtrack outtakes)
16 – Ohm Sween Ohm (From ‘Rock & Rule’ original soundtrack outtakes)
17 – If You Want My Love (Alternate extended version)
18 – All I Really Want (Non LP B-side)
19 – Saturday At Midnight (Super Dub mix)
Robin Zander – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Rick Nielsen – lead guitar, bass, backing vocals
Jon Brant – bass, backing vocals
Bun E. Carlos – drums, percussion