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Island Life: 50 Years Of Island Records [Box set]

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (1 Jun 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: UMTV
  • ASIN: B0027P97Q4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,365 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Pride (In The Name Of Love) - U2
2. Rehab - Amy Winehouse
3. Common People - Pulp
4. Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
5. Pull Up To The Bumper - Grace Jones
6. Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer
See all 20 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Moonshadow - Cat Stevens
2. Love Is The Drug - Roxy Music
3. Let's Stick Together - Bryan Ferry
4. Harlem Shuffle - Bob & Earl
5. You Can Get It If You Really Want - Jimmy Cliff
6. My Boy Lollipop - Millie
See all 19 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Amy Winehouse - Monkey Man
2. Keane - Disco 2000
3. Paul Weller - River Man
4. Joe Cocker - Many Rivers To Cross
5. Grace Jones - Love Is The Drug
6. Scott Matthews - Is This Love
See all 14 tracks on this disc

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To coincide with the 50th anniversary of Island Records, UMTV releases a 3CD set of classic Island hits plus a number of unique cover versions from current Island Artists. Founded by the legendary Chris Blackwell, Island has been long renowned as the most musically influential record label and has been consistently successful over the years. One of their earliest hits "My Boy Lollipop" by Millie is included, as well as a host more hits and cover versions, including an exclusive version of "Monkey Man" by Amy Winehouse. The album is sure to appeal to Island Records aficionados as well as all music fans.

Product Description

U2 / Amy Whinehouse / Keane / Grace Jones / Roxy Music / Paul Weller / Mika To celebrate 50 years in the game, island records present us some of their biggest hits from some of the biggest names from the pop and rock scene. Included is a bonus cd of exclusive covers

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Islands anniversary gift to you! 27 Jun 2009
By James B. Spink HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Can it really be 25 years since we celebrated Island Records 25th anniversary? Well no actually! The Island Story CD celebrated the twenty-five years from 1962 (when Chris Blackwell moved the Island labels headquarters to the UK from Jamaica) to 1987. This Island Life CD covers the fifty year period since the labels foundation in 1959. Around a dozen tracks appear on both collections, and the actual choice of music was always going to be difficult with so much to choose from!

Some reviewers have given low marks for content but I think that is a little unfair; for around a tenner you actually get three CDs of excellent music, presented in an attractive slipcase and a small booklet of track details and sleeve illustrations. For those people lucky enough to have caught the BBC TV documentary "Keep on Running", shown on BBC4 as part of the channels tribute to Islands 50th anniversary, the tracks chosen for this collection will make perfect sense. Each track and each act has been important at a certain point in the labels history - from the first hit with Millie to the major seller Cat Stevens to superstars U2 and up-to-date with Sugarbabes and The Fratellis. Each act, each track chosen, is there for a reason.

There are other Island collections available which cater for more specific areas of the labels output, and one of those may suit your individual taste better - but please don't dismiss this one just because it doesn't have you favourite track or artist! This is an excellent collection with two discs covering a huge range of musical styles and eras, and a third disc of fun for collectors and lovers of the unusual. At the price Island are almost giving it to you - buy it and join in with the labels celebration!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Island Life for me 5 Aug 2009
50 years of excellent and diverse music to be had on this set of cds. I would recommend it to anybody.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good easy listening 24 July 2009
Bought this for my sister who is late 30s, the whole family enjoyed all the different artists challenging each other to "beat the intro", "name the artist" etc. Very easy listening, highly recommend.
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