Apollo Smile ‎– Apollo Smile

DGC ‎– DGCD-24299
CD, Album



© 1991 the David Geffen Company.
℗ 1991, 1990 the David Geffen Company manufactured and distributed in the United States by Uni Distribution Corp.
Made in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 720642429921

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DGCC-24299 Apollo Smile Apollo Smile(Cass) Geffen Records DGCC-24299 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
GED 24299, DGCD 24299 Apollo Smile Apollo Smile(CD, Album) DGC, DGC GED 24299, DGCD 24299 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
DGCD-24299 Apollo Smile Apollo Smile(CD, Album) Geffen Records DGCD-24299 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
MVCG 57 Apollo Smile Apollo Smile(CD, Album) DGC MVCG 57 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
DGCC-24299 Apollo Smile Apollo Smile(Cass, Album) DGC DGCC-24299 Indonesia 1991 Sell This Version


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February 20, 2014

Apollo made a name for herself in the mid 90's as the cute and spunky live action anime girl that was invited to several sci-fi and otoku conventions. Later she started doing voice over work for a couple of animated shows and the video game series Space Channel 5. But before all of that even got started she released this album. Her title album is actually quite good, and if you consider it was released in 1991 it was better than good. There are some tracks that fall into the standard 90's California club scene, but there are also some tracks that go beyond that. There is also this "child of the sun" theme that goes on throughout the album that gives it a nice little distinction. Here are my comments on some notable tracks:

DUNE BUGGY has a catchy groove on it that reminds me of the song "Low Rider" by the band War. It's a little more popish, but not by much.

I WANT YOU TO LOVE ME is an encouraging and upbeat 90's dance track that I would call the flagship track of the album. I can see this one played on the radio back in early 90's.

HYMN TO THE SUN is a pretty trippy and transcendental track that is atmospheric and rhythmic and forward moving all at the same time. In spite of this song being the most different of all in this album think this is my favorite track.

TEMPLE OF LOVE is a little laid back on tempo and has a bit of a swing thanks to the 6/8 time signature. It feels like a follow up to all the upbeat songs and gives you some time to breath and take in the scenery.

If you're into 90's dance music or what I would call "happy music" then this is the CD for you. It's going to be hard to find, but at the same time it's not in high demand either. You should be able to get a decent deal if you look hard enough. Any price at list or lower is well worth it.