Let's Hear It for Love

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Apart from some of the production and some wear on his voice, Let's Hear It for Love could easily be mistaken for an album Benny Mardones released in 1986 instead of one from 2006. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, mind you: Mardones' success was built on "Into the Night," a moody soft rock single so good it was a hit twice in one decade, and his strength lies within the arena rockers and power ballads that make up this 12-song album. As the title gently suggests, this record is heavy on love songs, meaning that there are a lot of slow-crawling sentimental tunes that are nevertheless driven by big, cavernous drums straight out of the mid-'80s -- and when ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Apart from some of the production and some wear on his voice, Let's Hear It for Love could easily be mistaken for an album Benny Mardones released in 1986 instead of one from 2006. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, mind you: Mardones' success was built on "Into the Night," a moody soft rock single so good it was a hit twice in one decade, and his strength lies within the arena rockers and power ballads that make up this 12-song album. As the title gently suggests, this record is heavy on love songs, meaning that there are a lot of slow-crawling sentimental tunes that are nevertheless driven by big, cavernous drums straight out of the mid-'80s -- and when there's a change of pace, as there is on the grinding, slightly sinister-sounding Seger-esque rocker "Innocent Girl" or the surging Eddie Money duet "Let's Hear It for Love," it also sounds like a throwback to '80s album rock. When Mardones has the melodies -- as he does on the rockers and on the smooth "How Could I Love You More" and the relatively sprightly "Could We Fall in Love Again" -- this is enjoyable stuff for anybody who has a taste for either Mardones or the softer mainstream pop of the '80s. But the singer just as often gets bogged down in treacly, turgid emoting that will please his devoted fans but will turn away those casual fans who only know and only love "Into the Night."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/30/2007
  • Label: Bungalo Records
  • UPC: 802097011729
  • Catalog Number: 970117
  • Sales rank: 278,260

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Benny Mardones Primary Artist
Eddie Money Saxophone, Vocals
Lance Morrison Bass
Nick Vincent Drums
Bruce Watson Guitar
Robbyn Kirmsse Vocals, Background Vocals
Katrina Carlson Vocals
Rande Volpert Tambourine, Shaker
Technical Credits
Benny Mardones Composer
Eddie Money Composer, Duet
Jon "JD" Dickson Cover Photo, Tray Photo
Jim Ervin Producer, Liner Notes
Bryan Davis Bass Engineer, Drum Engineering
Brian Newman Mastering
Robbyn Kirmsse Duet
Rebecca Roe Art Conception
Katrina Carlson Duet
James Ervin Composer
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