Review: Book Of Love - I Touch Roses - The Best Of Book Of Love (2001) FLAC
Book Of Love is an American synthpop and electronic band that formed in 1983 and released four studio albums between 1986 and 1993. The band is best known for their catchy songs that blend new wave, dance and pop influences, such as \"Boy\", \"You Make Me Feel So Good\", \"Pretty Boys and Pretty Girls\" and \"Alice Everyday\".
In 2001, Reprise Records released Book Of Love's first and only 'best of' collection: I Touch Roses: The Best of Book of Love, effectively fulfilling the band's Warner Bros. recording contract. The compilation album features 16 tracks spanning the group's entire catalog, including three new songs recorded for the release: \"Getting Faster\", \"Try\" and \"It's In Your Eyes\". The album also includes a new version of \"Sunny Day\", produced by Ted Ottaviano, one of the founding members of the band.
The album showcases the band's versatility and creativity, as well as their ability to craft memorable melodies and hooks. The songs range from upbeat and playful (\"I Touch Roses\", \"Modigliani (Lost In Your Eyes)\", \"Hunny Hunny\") to dark and moody (\"Witchcraft\", \"Enchanted\", \"Lullaby\"). The album also reflects the band's evolution over the years, as they experimented with different styles and sounds, such as house, techno, industrial and ambient.
The album is available in FLAC format, which is a lossless audio codec that preserves the original quality of the recordings. FLAC files are larger than MP3 files, but they offer a superior listening experience for audiophiles and fans who want to enjoy the music in its full glory.
I Touch Roses: The Best of Book of Love is a must-have for any fan of Book Of Love, as well as anyone who appreciates synthpop and electronic music from the '80s and '90s. The album is a testament to the band's talent and legacy, and a reminder of why they are one of the most influential and underrated acts in the genre.
The band was formed in 1983 by Susan Ottaviano and Ted Ottaviano, who met in high school and started writing songs together. They were joined by Lauren Roselli and Jade Lee, who were also friends from Philadelphia. The band's name was inspired by a book of love poems that Ted Ottaviano found at a flea market. 
The band moved to New York City in 1984 and signed with Sire Records, a label that was home to many of their influences, such as Madonna, Depeche Mode and The Smiths. Their self-titled debut album was released in 1986 and produced by Ivan Ivan, who had worked with The B-52's and Talking Heads. The album featured the singles \"Boy\", \"I Touch Roses\" and \"You Make Me Feel So Good\", which became club hits and established the band's synthpop sound. 
The band's second album, Lullaby, was released in 1988 and showed a more mature and diverse musical direction. The album included the medley of \"Tubular Bells/Pretty Boys and Pretty Girls\", which addressed the AIDS crisis and became the band's only entry on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The album also featured the songs \"Witchcraft\", \"With a Little Love\" and \"Melt My Heart\", which showcased the band's vocal harmonies and lyrical depth.  ec8f644aee