The Singles Collection (UK/Japan Only Version)
 
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The Singles Collection (UK/Japan Only Version)

12 Feb 2014 | Format: MP3

£4.99 (VAT included if applicable)
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3:26
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2
3:44
30
3
3:26
30
4
4:00
30
5
4:31
30
6
4:02
30
7
4:24
30
8
5:02
30
9
3:04
30
10
4:00
30
11
4:26
30
12
4:12
30
13
4:21
30
14
3:31
30
15
3:23
30
16
6:13
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17
3:47


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 13 Feb 2006
  • Release Date: 13 Feb 2006
  • Label: Polydor Associated Labels
  • Copyright: (C) 2003 Interscope Records
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  • Total Length: 1:09:32
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  • ASIN: B001KNJL7O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,278 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Burjiz on 24 Jan 2004
Format: Audio CD
Although I've never been a hardcore No Doubt fan, this release has surprised me because it has not left my CD player since I bought it. Since I am a huge buyer of CD's this says a lot about how I feel about this release.
It is a shame that this group has not received the critical acclaim that it deserves versus much lesser bands. My guess is that although their releases have been consistently good, they are a singles-driven band and there is a critical bias against music that does not take itself too seriously, especially when fronted by an extremely TALENTED singer/songwriter/perfomer who happened to be a very cute girl who has now grown into a gorgeous and confident one. Gwen rocks.
This collection succeeds by giving us the goods, a little known gem, plus an outstanding version of Talk Talk's "It's My Life". Like I have said in other greatest hit reviews, some groups benefit from non-chronological sequencing and No Doubt is one of them as their releases have been very different and the sequencing actually helps make it more cohesive.
For those who may not be too familiar with this group, No Doubt comes unabashedly from the school of new wave, which was quite the golden era of singles that were fueled by fun and did not have the angst that propelled the alternative rock explosion of the late 1980's/early 1990's.
No Doubt's influences are all over the map but above all, they were inspired by ska revival groups like Madness, but they also picked up various strands of early-MTV pop like Blondie, The Go-Go's, The Police, among others. With each release the band became more confident in terms of their songwriting, singing, and musical muscularity. While Gwen has received most of the focus, the whole band is incredible and indispensible.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Feb 2004
Format: Audio CD
I bought the album as soon as it was released and loved it. The Cd wasn't removed from my player for a good couple of weeks! even my tap classes had to put up with non-stop no doubt, and it even came in handy for my dance assignment... anyway :p The album has most of no doubt's best tracks, and also their new single which is the only cover song theyve released 'It's my Life' which is fab! If you're going to buy one no doubt album, this one pretty much sums up their incredible career.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By "dumpw33d" VINE VOICE on 4 Jan 2004
Format: Audio CD
No Doubt are one of the most unique and fantastic acts in the world just now. Most people probably remember them as "starting out" in their Tragic Kingdom days, in fact they formed in 1986. This perfect package of all their hits from their first appearance in the charts till the present day shows exactly why they've lasted so long.
On listening to the album, you can see how diverse the band are, moving effortlessly between genres: ska, punk, pop, reggae, rock - it's all here. The singles are cut mostly from their three biggest LP's - Rock Steady, Return Of Saturn and Tragic Kingdom, with only the quirky Trapped In A Box at the end of this collection representing their debut, self-titled effort. Sadly there are no tracks from their second album, The Beacon Street Collection, however this doesn't taint the quality of the songs. Singles opens with the monster American punk smash Just A Girl, and moves through the band's display of diversity smoothly, from the stomping Hey Baby and feel-good ska of Bathwater to the whirlwind that is Excuse Me Mr. and the memorable Spiderwebs. Gwen and the guys even manage to go mellow on us with Underneath It All and moody on the huge UK number 1 Don't Speak (one of the greatest songs of all time surely.)
As well as bonus tracks and the new single It's My Life, the album sleeve is very detailed and an entertaining read in itself! A great deal for the price of a normal CD, it's a must have definitely. If you're the band's biggest fan then buy it to reminisce and if you've just discovered them, buy it as the perfect introduction. Spot on without a Doubt!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Jan 2004
Format: Audio CD
I've not been a fan of No Doubt having only ever really heard of them since their Rock Steady album but they quickly became my favourite band ever! This album highlights all their excellent singles from the incredibly successful Don't Speak to their unsuccessful first hit, Trapped in a Box. Each song is unique with none of them sounding similar. Particular highlights are New, Hella Good and Don't Speak. Really great stuff.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "cpfbeamish" on 10 Mar 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is a cd i could listen to till the day i die. i thought it had a real sprit while i was listening to it, and unlike most of my cd's i buy from here, this one was special.
I think this is a real winner, even if you have never really taken a liking to the band.
I throughly recomend this CD to anyone who is stuck with some extra money. it is a great cd to listen to, being a collection of their best songs, and some nearly forgoten old time classics.
Very high on my best cd ever list.
Enjoy, like i am.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jack on 7 Mar 2004
Format: Audio CD
I hadn't heard of No Doubt until late 2003 and at the start of 2004 decided to log on to [...] I listened to some of the tracks and decided to buy 'The Singles'. All of the tracks - with the exceptions of 'New', 'Running' and 'Simple Kind of life' - are great to listen to and most sound unique. Despite being the oldest track on the album, 'Trapped in a box' is upbeat and fast-moving: by far the best song. 'Excuse me Mr.' and 'Spiderwebs' are also superb! A 5 star CD.
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