Belinda Carlisle's appearance in Playboy displayed her great hits, but this collection reveals more of her.
Belinda Carlisle will forever be associated with the ’80s, but that's not her fault. After hitting the ground running with the Go-Go’s, some thought Carlisle'd be barefoot minus her band. Tis true that some of her records have the terrible trademarks of the era: a snare drum sounding like a plate being broken with a knife, guitars that sound like the hero is more likely to crush a grape than throw a TV out of the window. But ultimately, in her high heels, Belinda was back on track and could walk the walk and strut the strut to the songs that count. And Belinda was ample.
"Heaven Is a Place on Earth"
...by Belinda Carlisle
“Live Your Life Be Free” rocks like a bastard. “Circle in the Sand” draws the line between love and hate. “I Get Weak” shows strength of character.
Her appearance in Playboy displayed her great hits, but this collection reveals more of her.
A staple diet of the radio world is “Heaven Is a Place on Earth.” And why not, it's everything a pop record should be.
Sadly, Carlisle chose to ignore her “French” album. Even when she shape-shifted to another continent and became the sexy, seductive, Parisian of rue de le alter ego for “Voila,” elle et formidable.
“Leave a Light On” is a flame that won't flicker, her records a torch that will glow in any era.
Belinda has a voice like a pair of black, silk, seamed stockings — timeless, elegant, alluring, and sheer class.
- Artist: Belinda Carlisle
- Record: The Collection
- Label: DMG
- Songs: (1) Heaven Is a Place on Earth (2) I Get Weak (3) World Without You (4) Runaway Horses (5) Summer Rain (6) Do You Feel Like I Feel? (7) Little Black Book (8) All God's Children (9) A Prayer for Everyone (10) Fool for Love (11) We Can Change (12) Love Revolution (13) Valentine (14) Whatever It Takes (15) Vision of You