This second most popular Album of his right behind Don’t Say No is a solid, excellent effort. It doesn’t rock quite as hard as Don’t Say No, but that’s not a negative comment about the actual songwriting, just making a contrasting statement between this and Don’t Say No. The songwriting here is excellent, and as an Audiophile, I certainly appreciate the well-balanced Production and Recording values on this release. It’s not just nostalgia talking (and many Squier fans around the world would agree)that makes me wonder why such a talented Songwriter’s career died out so quickly. Yeah, you can blame the video (old news at this point) for Rock Me Tonite, or the Music Industry changing, or whatever, but he truly deserved MUCH more career success than just up through the mid-80’s. I mean, in all honesty, Billy is in my opinion, a much better songwriter and Guitarist than say Bryan Adams. And Bryan has had a pretty long-lasting career to name one example of many. Well, at any rate, for any new to Squier Fans out there, definitely pick this up. For the older fans like myself who grew up in the 80’s, this Squier purchase in a no-brainer. As a sidenote, I have owned the CD since the early 90s. If it is now hard to find, as I’ve come to read here on Amazon, that is really mind-boggling for such a strong album of great songwriting. -Dave
Two disc box set featuring an audio biography & interviews. Includes five exclusive postcards complete with display case & mini-poster. Deluxe packaging in full cardboard slipcase. Glossy 8-page full full-color booklet. Chrome Dreams. 2004.
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This is a great cd. Catchy songs that rock. This is the follow up to Billy’s first cd. Every song is good. This cd is a must have, along with the first cd.
Billy Squier’s first album, “Tale of the Tape” was largely overlooked although there are actually several gems on there. His second album, “Don’t Say No” rocketed him into the limelight, with at least four of its songs seeing significant airplay and even today they are instantly recognizable. That album would have been almost impossible to follow, but “Emotions in Motion” did not disappoint. The lead track “Everybody Wants You” got almost all of the airplay, but several other tracks were also radio staples for awhile.
The album is a good listen from front to back, with nary a mediocre track to be found. I hold it perhaps in higher esteem than others might, simply because it’s a part of my life’s soundtrack. If you like “Don’t Say No”, then you won’t be disappointed by “Emotions in Motion”.
This is the follow up to Dont Say No, Billy Squier’s huge breakthrough album. Its a mystery as to why it is currently out of print, as it is as enjoyable as Dont Say No. This album was co produced by Mack with Billy Squire, and Mack was responsible for helping Queen on their albums, The Game and Hot Space. Its as valid a work as any follow up and still holds up 20 years later. Cover art was created by Andy Warhol and the image rights may be holding up a reissue. Used copies are out there, so dont despair!
This album was one of my favorites as a senior in high school. Listening to it makes me feel 18 again. I love it!