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Move Over Darling (The Complete Stiff Recordings) [Collector's Edition, Original recording remastered]

Tracey Ullman Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (6 Sep 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Collector's Edition, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Union Square Music Limited
  • ASIN: B003QYRJKQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,091 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Breakaway
2. Long Live Love
3. Shattered
4. Oh, What a Night
5. (Life Is a Rock) But the Radio Rolled Me
6. Move Over Darling
7. Bobby's Girl
8. They Don't Know
9. (I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear
10. You Broke My Heart in 17 Places
See all 16 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. You Caught Me Out
2. Little By Little
3. Baby I Lied
4. Terry
5. Bad Motorcycle
6. Loving You Is Easy
7. Sunglasses
8. If I Had You
9. Helpless
10. Where the Boys Are
See all 20 tracks on this disc

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CD Description

From the release of Nick Lowe s Heart Of The City/So it Goes in 1976, to its debt ridden demise in 1986, Stiff Records discovered, nurtured and promoted a succession of seminal British acts, including Ian Dury, Elvis Costello, Madness, Kirsty MacColl and the Pogues. However, only one Stiff act ever achieved a top ten placing in the US Billboard charts and that, strangely enough, was Tracey Ullman. A multi-talented entertainer, Tracey was a significant presence in the UK singles chart between March 1983 and October 1984 on Stiff Records. Melody Maker described her retro 50s/60s sound as somewhere between Minnie Mouse and the Supremes as she rattled off a string of irresistible, pure pop nuggets and two highly successful albums. For the very first time, this collection brings together all Tracey s Stiff recordings.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate Tracey Ullman compilation 14 Jan 2011
By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Sub-titled the complete Stiff recordings, this collection contains all the tracks from Tracey's two albums, plus any tracks from the A sides and B sides of her singles that weren't on those albums. It also contains extended versions of three tracks. One UK reviewer pointed out that other extended versions of other tracks exist too, and therefore the sub-title is wrong. Another UK reviewer suggests that an extended mix is not actually a different recording, so the sub-title is correct. Whatever the argument, most people will be happy to have every song that Tracey ever recorded for Stiff in one package. As it appears that Tracey has not recorded any music before or since her time with Stiff, this double CD contains everything except those extra remixes.

I remember that at the time of its original release, I particularly enjoyed Tracey's debut album (You broke my heart in 17 places, the first 13 tracks of CD 1 here). It was an obvious throwback to an earlier era, yet the sound was updated just enough to appeal to a younger audience while retaining enough of the original spirit to draw in some older fans too. Tracey`s second album (You caught me out, the first 18 tracks of CD 2 here) didn`t excite me in the same way at the time of its release, but over the years I have come to appreciate it. I think maybe the first album was of such a high standard that I expected too much of the follow-up at the time.

Tracey first achieved fame in her native Britain as a comedienne, then had a brief career as a pop singer before moving to America, where she resumed her career as a comedienne. The public are always suspicious of established celebrities becoming pop singers, but make no mistake, Tracey can sing. She knew her limitations and worked within them effectively and well.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Technically It Seems To Be Complete 29 Sep 2010
Format:Audio CD
Jake is correct. They left off a number of extended remixes but the subtitle of the CD is The Complete Stiff Recordings. I'm not sure I would categorize a remix as a recording. A remix is a different version of an already existing recording. They could've added a bonus CD with the extended mixes though.

That said, I compared this collection to the two CDs I have of Tracey's albums: You Broke My Heart in 17 Places and You Caught Me Out. These two CDs do contain the extended remixes and the Bobby's Girl 7" remix mentioned in one of the comments left to Jake's review. The only song not included on my CDs is Little Red Riding Hood. I did some searching and found this information:

'Little Red Riding Hood' is noteworthy as a very early example of UK electro, made even more sought after by electro collectors as it was never released. It samples a sketch from the TV series (Three of A Kind) laid over an electro-boogie backing track. The sketch is sampled extensively and re-tells the 'Little Red Riding Hood' children's story with a modern urban twist.

The song was the B side to a release of Kirsty MacColl's version of Terry. I might just have to buy this collection for one song. Thankfully it is not THAT expensive. Tracey had a lot of fun with her recording career and if you don't have the original releases of her albums (or want to hear Little Red Riding Hood) this is where to begin.

I would've rated it five stars if it was subtitled The Complete Stiff Releases. ; >
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars More Remastering Rubbish 4 Feb 2012
Format:Audio CD
This is another CD where the urge to make the music as load as possible has destroyed the music. If you look at the wavforms they are almost a solid block in each song. There's no dynamic range left whatever. I can only suppose the people giving this 5 stars are so inured to the booming music pumped out on modern CDs that they can't listen to normal levels without it seeming too low. Like what happens to the taste buds of hot curry eaters.

People need to give low ratings to these CDs if ever we are ever going to get back to good quality recordings with full dynamic ranges.
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars NOT the complete Stiff recordings 6 Sep 2010
By Jake
Format:Audio CD
This is a good collection of Tracey Ullman recordings. BUT it is NOT the complete collection, regardless of what the title may say. Although it includes some extended versions, I know of at least 5 tracks from the Stiff era that are not included here.

1 Breakaway (Well Extended And Remixed Version) from the 10 inch single Breakaway

2 They Don't Know (Extended Version) from the 10 inch single They Don't Know

3 My Guy (Extended Version) from the 12 inch single My Guy

4 Move Over Darling (Alternative Extended Version) from the B Side of the 12 inch single Move Over Darling

5 Breakaway (Monitor Mix) from the Stiff CD You Broke My Heart In 17 Places.

So my advice is just be aware of this before you buy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good CD 7 Aug 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Very enjoyable, great easy listening music for in the car. I like Tracey's simple retro style, she is a talented artist.
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