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  • Audio CD (3 April 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00003IQM7
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 333,177 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Venus Of Avenue DMink DeVille 4:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Little GirlMink DeVille 4:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. One Way StreetMink DeVille 2:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Mixed Up, Shook Up GirlMink DeVille 3:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. GunslingerMink DeVille 2:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Cadillac WalkMink DeVille 3:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Spanish StrollMink DeVille 3:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Guardian AngelMink DeVille 3:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Soul TwistMink DeVille 2:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. "A" Train LadyMink DeVille 3:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. RoleneMink DeVille 3:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Desperate DaysMink DeVille 2:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Just Your FriendsMink DeVille 4:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. I Broke That PromiseMink DeVille 3:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. This Must Be The NightMink DeVille 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Savoir FaireMink DeVille 3:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Slow DrainMink DeVille 3:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. You Just Keep Holding OnMink DeVille 2:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. MazurkaMink DeVille 2:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Just To Walk That Little Girl HomeMink DeVille 3:54£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

brani1. venus of avenue d 2. little girl 3. one way street 4. mixed up, shook up girl 5. gunslinger 6. cadillac walk 7. spanish stroll 8. guardian angel 9. soul twist 10. train lady, a 11. rolene 12. desperate days 13. just your friends 14. i broke that promise 15. this must be the night 16. savoir faire 17. slow drain 18. you just keep holding on 19. mazurka 20. just to walk that little girl home

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 12 Oct. 2002
Format: Audio CD
DeVille's brilliant music has its origins in street-corner vocal harmony, early R&B, and classic American rock. Virtually every song is a masterpiece with a catchy melody, poetic lyrics and seamless arrangement. At times the music reminds me of Tom Petty's best songs like When The Time Comes and Listen To Her Heart in its romantic ecstacy, especially tracks like Mixed Up Shook Girl and This Must Be The Night, at other times I detect some of the Latin beauty of Franki Valli & the Four Seasons in the divine harmonies. Then again, there's an almost punk edge to numbers like Savoir Faire. I also find the variety astonishing, from the New Orleans Mardi Gras sound of Mazurka, the soulful Latin pop of I Broke That Promise to the sensitive rock balladry of Just To Walk That Little Girl Home, which reminds me of another obscure band, the legendary American Music Club. If you're looking for literate rock with sweeping melodies and soaring vocals, this is the right album as it contains most of this neglected but great musician's best work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Psychopomp on 18 Mar. 2013
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Fast delivery and no problems with the CD or its price.
If you like William Paul Borsey Jr, this is a great 'Best of ....' to celebrate Mink DeVille '74 to '86.
Goodbye Willie you will be missed by all who found you.
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Amazon.com: 9 reviews
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
The sound of genius 9 July 2007
By Peter Uys - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Mink (Willy) Deville created powerful melodious songs in an awesome variety of styles. There are Rock, Pop, Spanish, Zydeco and Phil Spector type flavours to his amazing music with its catchy hooks and rousing choruses.

This Best Of contains rousing rock ballads like This Must Be The Night, clever pop like Mixed Up Shook Up Girl and Guardian Angel, and achingly tender moments like I Broke That Promise or the flowing ballad Just Your Friends.

There are also brooding soulful songs like "A" Train Lady, edgy new-wavish rock like Savoir Faire, Spanish Stroll and Cadillac Walk with their streetwise attitude reminiscent of Lou Reed. Soul Twist is uptempo 1950s rock `n roll, and the swirling Mazurka is an example of zydeco or some similar Latin style.

I love the music of DeVille because at various times it brings to mind the poetics of Lou Reed, the passion of Springsteen, the intensity of Frankie Valli and the authenticity of Nick Lowe. Diverse in style it may be, but the music is very cohesive, held together by DeVille's expressive voice and the brilliant arrangements.

It remains a mystery why Mink DeVille didn't make it big. Catchy hooks, captivating vocal harmonies, soulful vocals and poetic lyrics make every song on this Best Of a masterpiece. Mink is one of the obscure geniuses of rock and this collection is highly rewarding.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Mink at the Top of His Game 4 July 2001
By SHEMP NEWBERG - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the best Mink Deville compilation. While the first Mink Deville cd is a must-have, the subsequent cd's have been rather spotty. With this cd you get the finest cuts from the first cd plus the strongest cuts from his later work. Mink Deville's music is not assembly-line soul, but heart-felt, genuine music. This music is a great combination of R&B and rock.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
what a combo! 8 Aug. 2009
By . - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Soul, punk, rock, pop, R&B, blues...From Van Morrison, Rolling Stones & Lou Reed, to The Drifters & Ronnettes..and on and on...Is there -anything- that Willie Deville hasn't seamlessly incorporated into his personal vision? Informed by everything, yet imitating nothing. While his CBGB comtempories were being credited for 'breaking free' of old limitations, Deville embraced tradition and built on it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Mink DeVille recorded only one LP 5 Aug. 2013
By Last Rocker - Published on Amazon.com
Mink DeVille was a band led by Willy DeVille. The band had two tracks on the Live At CBGB album and then got a record deal. Their first album, Cabretta was also their last. During the recording of Return To Magenta, Jack Nitzsche convinced Willy to replace his band with L.A. studio musicians, and that's why the second album, mislabeled Mink DeVille, doesn't have the magic of the first.

That said, Willy made some decent records, but never again had a shot at big time stardom. During his last days, Willy confided in me that breaking up the band had been his big mistake.
Songs I missed first time out worth hearing 10 Dec. 2012
By looksee - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Unique artist with a sound that melds the 50's with the 70's without Springsteen's take no prisoners attack. Melody rocks electric. Crooning love's hunger passion and loss this corner boy's no push over for corporate radio signals. The CD has holding power and Willie's performances are captured fresh and lean. Recording sounds new and his execution is genuine. Seems to me rock n roll may have missed his sparks but his fire still burns.
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