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Flat Chat (18 Tracks) Aust Excl ""Best Of"" [Import]

Midnight Oil Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (30 Oct 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sony Music
  • ASIN: B000GHRC9O
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 354,812 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Only The Strong (Remastered (Flat Chat))
2. Progress (Remastered (Flat Chat))
3. Don't Wanna Be The One (Remastered (Flat Chat))
4. Dreamworld (Remastered (Flat Chat))
5. Hercules (Remastered (Flat Chat))
6. Read About It (Remastered (Flat Chat))
7. Section 5 (Bus To Bondi) (Remastered (Flat Chat))
8. Cold Cold Change (Remastered (Flat Chat))
9. Redneck Wonderland (Remastered (Flat Chat))
10. Tell Me The Truth (Remastered (Flat Chat))
11. Stand In Line (Remastered (Flat Chat))
12. Pictures (Remastered (Flat Chat))
13. Written In The Heart (Remastered (Flat Chat))
14. Mosquito March (Remastered (Flat Chat))
15. No Time For Games (Remastered (Flat Chat))
16. Best Of Both Worlds (Remastered (Flat Chat))
17. Say Your Prayers (Remastered (Flat Chat))
18. Run By Night (Remastered (Flat Chat))

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Oil's licks 26 Feb 2008
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For a band that were around for the best part of 30 years, it's incredible that Sydney based political-rockers, Midnight Oil, weren't better known in this country. During their time together, they released some fine albums and, although hardly essential, this compilation is a decent representation of the band's harder-edged output prior to 1987s "Beds Are Burning", the track they are probably best known for in the UK.
Only 4 of the titles here ("Redneck Wonderland", "Tell Me The Truth", "Mosquito March" & "Say Your Prayers") are taken from later albums.
A suitable partner to the equally fine "20,000 Watt R.S.L.", this collection consists mainly of album tracks and only 3 songs appear on both ("Don't Wanna Be The One", "Dreamworld" & "Hercules").
However, if you want to hear the band at their best, I would recommend "10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1" and "Diesel & Dust", from 1982 & 1987 respectively, as excellent starting points
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5.0 out of 5 stars Re-mastered cd realy works . 30 April 2014
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This re-mastered Midnight Oil cd is so much clearer and louder that the old cd . I just have to tell people to go and get these re-mastered cd .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Midnight Oil were the best 14 Nov 2013
By tj15297
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Everything Midnight Oil is excelent; a little political for some but thats what gave them the edge IMHO. 20,000 WATTS RSL is a great starting point, Blue Sky Mining should also be on your journey of discovery
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Remastered Collection of Midnight Oil's scorchers 29 Dec 2006
By D. Heaton - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
During their lengthy career, Australia's Midnight Oil recorded numerous energetic rock songs that did not become major singles. The original album versions of many of these tracks were produced more than 20 years ago. These songs were remarkable when played live, but they did not retain that energy on CD. Flat Chat offers remastered versions for 18 of Midnight Oil's most scorching anthems. The highlights include Only the Strong, Read About It, Cold Cold Change, Written in the Heart, and Hercules. The band's biggests hits are mostly absent, but novices should find a great collection of upbeat tracks. There's nothing completely new here, but it's still a worthwhile purchase. Check it out; you won't be disappointed!
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Midnight Oil....the greatest political band ever 2 Aug 2007
By K. McClung - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
You don't need to say too much about the Oils.....if you've listened to them you probably like them. If you've been to a concert, then you love them. The good doctor, however, who wrote the good the critique in this thread, overlooked one enormous point. When Peter left, Midnight Oil didn't go down hill, they broke up. Midnight Oil never recorded an album wihtout Pete. I hated to see them go, especially without a warning for us in the States. I would have driven across country to catch one last show....but that is just me being greedy. Oils rock!
5.0 out of 5 stars Oils Still Rock! 30 Aug 2013
By James E. Hartman - Published on Amazon.com
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The songs on this CD have been remastered and some of the tracks benefit from it more than others (think lower tape noise but slightly higher compression). Good overall introduction to the Oils if you don't have their albums already. Just be aware, there's more to the Oils than "Beds are Burning". I picked this one up to see how the remastering went and to see if I want to replace some of my older CDs with any new versions released - answer is yes.
4.0 out of 5 stars A collective retrospective 12 Feb 2013
By Michael Waterman - Published on Amazon.com
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This Midnight Oil compilation of previously released numbers adds little to the Oils legacy, but to the dedicated collector (as am I) it is a must have. An Aussie import, you may find a track or two that never appeared on earlier US releases. Small solace that! I own and treasure the entire Midnight Oil CD catalog, "Flat Chat" included. Were I to rate their 20+ CDs, Flat Chat would probably be near the bottom of the list. For a better, kinder (i.e. cheaper) compilation, I recommend the recent 2-CD, 36-track compilation "Essential Oils." Of course, you really should collect the entire Oils catalog! Makes good sense I reckon!
3 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Greatest Collection - Sort of 7 Feb 2007
By Dr. W. Martin James - Published on Amazon.com
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While not agreeing politically with MO, I certainly admired their passion and great music. This CD is not a greatest hits collection, but rather a collection of favorites as if picked by the fans of MO. It includes "Progress," "Hercules,", "Cold Cold Change," "Redneck Wonderland" among the 18 selections.

After Peter Garrett left MO went downhill somewhat, but this CD shows the band at its collective height.

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