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Best of Naked Eyes [Import]

Naked Eyes Audio CD
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Recently, the 1980’s have taken on an almost mythical place in pop culture. There is a growing obsession with the fashion, the television shows and films and especially the music of that decade.. One band that had thrived during those days has reemerged to take it’s rightful place in music….Naked Eyes. In the early days while still performing in the pubs of Bath, ... Read more in Amazon's Naked Eyes Store

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  • Audio CD (23 April 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B00000DRC4
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 112,487 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Always Something There To Remind Me
2. Emotion In Motion
3. Voices In My Head
4. Low Life
5. Flag Of Convenience
6. Eyes Of A Child
7. In The Name Of Love
8. Promises, Promises
9. Sacrifice
10. No Flowers Please
11. Flying Solo
12. I Could Show You How
13. Could Be
14. Burning Bridges
15. Fortune And Fame

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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Memories 8 Jan 2012
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This brought back a lot of happy memories, you forget how good they were. Always something there to remind me is played a lot of some US radio stations but I have never heard it here unfortunately.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wallowing in nostalgia 2 Dec 2011
Format:Audio CD
I must confess to not having yet bought this "Best Of" album BUT in the eighties I bought both "Burning Bridges" and "Fuel For The Fire" and absolutely loved every song on both of them. I can still remember every word of them and sing them in my sleep if necessary so, I have no doubt I would feel the same way about this album if I purchased it. However, I keep looking up Naked Eyes on Amazon in the hope that I'll find both the above (complete) albums available on CD. Sadly, not yet but I'd like to add my voice to those saying "PLEASE, release them a.s.a.p.," especially as one of my precious vinyl LPs has somehow acquired a scratch across it AAaargh!
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5.0 out of 5 stars 4 1/2 Stars - Some of the Best of the 80's! 25 Jun 2006
By Dwight Blubaugh - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
First, thanks to Pete Byrne (the surviving half of Naked Eyes, along with the late Rob Fisher) for clarifying what happened with the two greatest hits collections of Naked Eyes in his Amazon review of Promises Promises (December 14, 2005) - EMI put this earlier compilation together, leaving off When the Lights Go Out, one of only four Top 40 hits by Naked Eyes (What WERE they thinking?). Pete subsequently put together a different, and somewhat superior, compilation (the aforementioned Promises Promises collection), but when EMI decided to delete one of them, they chose the wrong one and kept this one - Promises Promises is now long out of print, and used copies are usually VERY expensive. (Byrne, of course, makes nothing on the sale of used CD's, so don't blame him for profiteering.) This "Best Of" collection only contains 15 songs (all from their two U.S., studio albums), while "Promises Promises - The Very Best Of" contains 20 (including some bonus material).

That being said, even without When the Lights Go Out, this is a fantastic collection of songs by Naked Eyes, covering 9 of the 10 songs from their first album, the self-titled Naked Eyes, never yet released on CD. The Promises Promises collection leaves off only Could Be from their first album. By the way, looking at a Naked Eyes discography, I just found that the debut album was titled Burning Bridges in other countries, including two additional songs A Very Hard Act to Follow and The Time is Now, both included on Promises Promises, but not on this compilation.

Four of the ten songs from their other studio album, Fuel for the Fire (also never yet released on CD), are left off this compilation - Once is Enough and Answering Service do not appear on either compilation, while New Hearts and Me I See in You appear on Promises Promises. Of these four, all but New Hearts appear on Everything and More, a later compilation of rarities, b-sides, and remixes.

For the completist, almost everything from the two studio albums appears on either this Best Of package or the Everything and More rarities CD (and you can pick up When the Lights Go Out on the Back-to-Back Naked Eyes / Spandau Ballet CD quite cheaply - it has all 4 of their Top 40 hits). But hopefully Pete Byrne will be successful in the negotiations he mentioned in his review, to eventually bring out ALL of the Naked Eyes recorded output on CD. And hopefully this will include the song from the Dr. Pepper commercial done by Naked Eyes that someone in another review referred to - how cool.

Though they released only two studio albums, Naked Eyes had some of the catchiest pop songs of the 80's, and this CD is an excellent collection of all (except one) of their best!
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4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD STUFF, BUT WHERE'S "WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT"? 7 Mar 2003
By S. SMITH - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is a solid Naked Eyes compilation, if you don't mind not having the hit mentioned above. Come on, these guys only had four Top 40 hits! There's no excuse to leave one off. Having said that, the music that is here is rather good. If you only know their two big hits, do yourself a favour and dig a little deeper. You should be pleasantly surprised.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DYNAMIC DUO - Outstanding Compilation 11 Jan 2005
By Hillary - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I listen to a Canadian live stream radio station that plays deep cuts from 'one-hit wonders' and other obscure retro stuff. That is where I recently heard "In the Name of Love" by Naked Eyes. I instantaneously fell in love with the song, just like I did the first time I heard "Promises, Promises" way back in the early 80's. This prompted me to purchase this CD. If you're making the same consideration, let me reassure you, it will be money well spent. Rob Fisher & Pete Byrne knew how to write & execute a hit song. Why they weren't all hits, I'll never know. Almost every song on this CD is a hit single (In my humble opinion). It gets a little weak around track 13, but there are 12 stand-out tracks before that. Sadly, these gifted artists were shattered by the death of Rob in 1999, which is such a shame because with the resurgence of the 80's sound, I bet these guys could have had another shot.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Always something there to frustrate me 15 Aug 2008
By Tim Brough - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Naked Eyes (Pete Byrne on vocals and Rob Fisher on keyboards), were one of the many synth-pop bands to burst on the 80's scene after record companies went New Wave crazy. With the success of Soft Cell, Thompson Twins and The Human League, if you looked good on camera, could carry a tune and had a fairlight, you had a gig. The photogenic Byrne was one of those, and when they secured an American deal with EMI, their clever cover of Bacharach/David's "Always Something There to Remind Me" made them stars.

However, for reasons Byrne explains in his review of Promises, Promises: The Very Best of Naked Eyes, this older, sonically inferior and fewer (15 over 20) songed collection remains in print when the newer one was deleted in a beauraucratic snafu. So instead of 4 hits, you miss out on "When The Lights Go Out." The advantage to this set is the song "Could Be," left of the "Promises Promises" collection.

Naked Eyes managed a string of 4 top 40 singles and two albums to hit the top 100, but their run was short lived. Given that the two albums contained the whole of 21 songs and this CD has 15, you can pretty much sum the group up on one disc. Byrne and Fischer were adequate enough tunesmiths, but they lacked any sort of real identifying qualities (like Soft Cell's over-the-top sleaziness or Tom Bailey's instinctive pop-sense with Thompson Twins). Much of this CD is affable, lightweight fare: synth-pop as Adult Contemporary background music.

However, the three main singles here do strike sparks. "Promises Promises" contains a killer hook, and despite its low chart peak (39 in the US), "What in The Name Of Love" should have been dance floor dynamite. The US single was produced by Arthur Baker (who was a dominant hitmaker at the time) and cribs from both the Thompson Twins and The Supremes. Of the remaining tracks, "Flag of Convenience" and "Burning Bridges" were the best of the lot; most of the others are indistinguishable from a million other 80's pop bands.

Fisher became a hit songwriter in his own right and struck the charts again ("Love Changes Everything") as half of Climie Fisher before his death in 1999, while Byrne carries on with the Naked Eyes name (Fumbling with the Covers).
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Come on people, take it for what it is!.... 22 Dec 2005
By Justin Quick - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
It was great (and still is) great music! If you are not a fan of the synth sound, then what are you even doing listening to a band consisting of only two people and a bunch of keyboards! Their song writing prowess in my opinion was unmatched at the time and has been a large factor in their longevity. The way they matched the vocals to the complexities in their programming is pure genius and I have been absolutely inspired by their ingenuity. Keyboard was the best medium for their music. I just dont picture the songs having the depth that they did in a rock atmosphere. It is too bad Rob Fisher passed away; I think in today's music arena, he would have blown everyone away. Some of my favorite songs are: No Flowers Please, Emotion in Motion, Burning Bridges, Promises Promises, and A Very Hard Act to Follow (which unfortunately is not included on this album).
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