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  • Audio CD (20 Mar. 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Unknown Label
  • ASIN: B00005A8BN
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 622,177 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Stoned Soul Picnic
2. When My Ship Comes In
3. Resistance Song
4. Houdini's Box
5. Claire
6. Big Shoes
7. Bitter
8. Mexican Wrestler
9. Margaret
10. Heros
11. Karen By Night
12. I Kissed A Girl
13. Love Is Never Equal
14. Pilar (Things Here Are Different)
15. Smoke Dreams

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Our product to treat is a regular product. There is not the imitation. From Japan by the surface mail because is sent out, take it until arrival as 7-14 day. Thank you for you seeing it.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 24 Mar. 2001
Format: Audio CD
Jill Sobule is the singer you have never heard of, but will you will have heard her. She is one of those artists that does THE great song on a movie soundtrack that you love, but can never find out who she is. This CD gives a great cross section of her work, from the controversial, to the wry, to the heartbreaking. If there was one thing wrong with this album, it would have to be that the track "Supermodel" isn't here, but a CD can only hold so much greatness. The songs included are funny and sad by turns and Jill has just about the best sense of humour in the music biz. If you like Jane Wiedlin, Sheryl Crow, Poe, Dido or you just like great music, this CD is for you. One word of warning-If you buy this, prepare to have to buy the rest of her back catalogue-she is that good.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
A good sample of Jill Sobule's work 21 Mar. 2001
By Jerry Gilio - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This "best of" collection is a good way to enjoy the wide variety of Jill Sobule's music. It contains a good cross-section of her wit and musical styles, which range from stories like "Margaret" to the haunting "Houdini's Box".
The liner notes include a brief comment by Sobule about each song. For example, about "Resistance Song": "Every record of mine must have at least one WWII reference."
Two of the songs, "Big Shoes" and "Smoke Dreams", were previously unreleased. "Big Shoes" is a tale of a young girl teased about her orthopedic shoes. But leave your angst at the door. It's light-hearted and easy to relate to for anyone teased as a child.
"Stoned Soul Picnic" was the only Sobule track on a Laura Nyro tribute collection. "Bitter", "When My Ship Comes In" and "Love Is Never Equal" are from the increasingly hard to find "Happy Town" album. And, of course, it contains her popular single, "I Kissed A Girl".
This is a great introduction to Sobule's work or a good way to have some of her best in one convenient package.
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Jill, honey, you've done it again... 22 Mar. 2001
By Duayne Price - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is probably the best "Best of..." cd I have heard in quite some time. Jill has included all of her best stuff here, plus some really cool new songs and rarities. Of the new songs, I really enjoy "Smoke Dreams" and "Big Shoes". They are quite different songs, but both are excellently performed and written. Also included is Jill's cover of Laura Nyro's classic, "Stone Soul Picnic". INCREDIBLE! Jill really knows how to cover a song! Most of these songs were already released on other cds. Included is Jill's biggest hit, "I Kissed a Girl", from her self-titled album. There is also "Bitter" and "When my Ship Comes In" from the album "Happy Town", plus the gorgeous "Mexican Wrestler" from her latest effort, "Pink Pearl". All of the songs on the cd are wonderful, and flow beautifully. However, I do wish that Jill would have included a few live cuts. The only way to experience Jill is to see her live. Catch a show, if you can, and discover one of America's best-kept secrets!
Oh, and don't forget to take a look at the liner notes. HILARIOUS! Jill gives us all of the lyrics to the songs, plus little anecdotes about the songs themselves. There is some really funny stuff in there. Jill probably has the best sense of humor of anybody in the biz!
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
The tip of the iceberg. 21 Mar. 2001
By Randy Roten - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This collection of songs is an excellent introduction to Jill Sobule and a great overview of the material that Jill is known for - catchy melodies, arrangements that range from intimate to highly detailed, entertaining subject matter, and humorous social commentary. Most of these tracks are from Jill's four CD releases, with three other tracks added, opening with a wonderful cover of Laura Nyro's "Stoned Soul Picnic" and including a rowdy large-group version of "Big Shoes," a frequently-requested live-show favorite about one of Jill's more woeful adolescent experiences.
Attempting to categorize Jill's talent would require way too many words. Hearing her music is undemanding and fun. Seeing her play live is always a treat. Meeting her after the show brings home what a genuinely giving person she is. Her indifference to celebrity and sensitivity to the human condition makes her regular people, except that she writes great songs about what it's like to see everything going on around us.
This collection lets the listener see just a little bit of what Jill is capable of, with the promise of more treasures in wait. And, if you bring your CD to her show, she'll autograph it for you.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
For the SERIOUS Music Collector and Fanatic 23 Mar. 2001
By Johnnie LaJolla - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
For those of you who have the Jill collection, this is a must have...as "Big Shoes" has finally come uptown. And never before has Jill recorded a blues/jazz masterpiece with her own personal trademark of angst...mystically painted through the lyrics of "Smoke Dreams". No Jill CD in your changer? Then this is the one to give you all the flavors of the rainbow called "Jill". You will experience the happy, the sad, the joy, the sorrow, the pain...and most of all, the power of love this wonderful artist unselfishly shares so intimately through her song. Don't let the diminutive physique fool you. The power of Jill's voice both physically and emotionally will blow you away!
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
The best singer I know - the best songs she has done so far 24 Mar. 2001
By Wo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
"I Never Learned To Swim" is an absolute must for every CD collector who likes listening to a a great singer performing songs with a catchy melody and good lyrics.
You don't know Jill Sobule's great music at all ? There is no better way than this CD to see how great her music is and which broad variety of styles and moods she represents.
You know some of her fantastic songs yet ? Then you also need to get this, really being a best-of-CD of hers. Every song on "I Never Learned To Swim" is a treasure.
Many people know her hit "I Kissed A Girl" but Jill Sobule has showed various styles: "Bitter" rocks, "Houdini's Box" has a smooth style and the person in this song is shown to be scared and vulnerable by the style of performance, "Claire" has a very funny mood, "Big Shoes" is a really catchy pop song, listening to "Smoke Dreams" you think of being in a good Jazz Bar....... - every song has a special mood, every song has intersting lyrics and you will be listening very often to this CD, because it's great music !
My only problem regarding this CD is: there are much more than 15 great songs Jill Sobule has released so far - you will need to buy more of her CD's if you have listened to "I Never Learned To Swim".
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