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  • Audio CD (18 Jun. 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: A&M/Mercury
  • ASIN: B00000AFF7
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,637 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Del Amitri ~ The Best Of Del Amitri

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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Dec. 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is a good way for a newcomer to Del Amitri (or an occasional fan) to collect all their best tracks on one disc. Long-time fans will already have 14 of these 17 tracks on the original albums. Only 3 of the songs haven't been previously released on one of the 5 albums which span this collection, from '89-'98. In other words, if there was a Del Amitri single you liked or loved, you'll find it on here.
Del Amitri have never achieved the commercial success to match the critical acclaim they receive. As songwriters they are among a small group who consistently turn out well-crafted songs with memorable tunes and thought-provoking lyrics which often reflect real-world cynicism and dark humour, rather than fluffy candyfloss pop. If this is pop, it's adult pop for true music fans who are weary of boy bands and dance music.
This is an album which will be far more familiar when you actually listen to it than when you read the track listing. All their best known releases are here - Nothing ever happens, Kiss this thing goodbye, Always the last to know, Not where it's at & Move away Jimmy Blue. You even get their France '98 anthem for the Scottish World Cup squad - Don't come home too soon! (Yes, quality songwriting and humour have even reached the barren territory of football songs, courtesy of Del Amitri).
This is first class ballad/folk/rock from one of Scotland's finest. A worthy addition to almost any music collection. Highly recommended.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Dr Frazer Anderson on 27 Nov. 2003
Format: Audio CD
A slightly louder offshoot of the "jangly Scottish pop" phenomenon of the 80's, Del Amitri are worth your ear-time and CD-space for so many reasons:
- Because they write great, catchy, whistle-able pop tunes.
- Because they write insightful, witty songs about relationship disasters which still burst with hope and optimism.
- Because they are stunningly good at what they do.
- Because you cannot listen to any random three Del Amitri songs without feeling that little bit better about life.
It's impossible to explain music in writing, but to give you an idea about what makes them so good, let's consider the last track on this album, their Scotland World Cup song "Don't Come Home Too Soon". Here they take on a justly despised musical form (the footie song), a nation which always seems to fall short on the big stage in any sport (my own beloved Scotland) and, bridging them, the appalling musical crime of Andy Cameron's "Ally's Tartan Army", the Scotland World Cup song of 1978 which proudly claimed over truly dreadful music that "We'll really shake them up when we win the World Cup, 'cos Scotland are the greatest football team!" What do the Dels do? Well, first of all they write a soaring, uplifting melody which might have given Cameron's drivel the slightest hint of plausibility. And then they write a lyric entirely focused on Scotland not getting knocked out in the first Group stage! Talk about setting a more realistic goal... although it still didn't work.
There are no dud tracks on this album. So why four stars and not five? Well, I don't want you to think that buying this exhausts all that makes Del Amitri a truly first-rate band. The best, probably only, way to do that is to buy all their albums, because every one's a gem. If you really have room for only one Dels album on your life this will do, but buy "Change Everything" and you'll soon feel the need to own the rest.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Jun. 2004
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I thought I only knew a couple of songs by Del Amitri ("Nothing Ever Happens" & "Last to Know") and purchased the CD purely on the merits of those songs. As I listened to it though many more sounded familiar...and those that I had not heard of I loved immediatly. The songs are full of catchy lyrics & melodies that you find yourself humming throughout the day. This CD now lives in my stereo on a full-time basis. I can't say that I am a Del Amitri fan on the sole basis of having their Greatest Hits CD but they are fantastic muso's and I would recommend this CD to anyone who likes up-beat, catchy tunes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Big Jim TOP 100 REVIEWER on 9 Jan. 2008
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Catching up on some old favourites, I pulled this album out of the drawer and was instantly reminded of one of the few bands who kept music alive for me through the otherwise barren nineties. By all means get the albums - all great, but one cannot quibble about the standard of track on here, every one memorable (OK, apart from the Scotland world cup song "Don't come home too soon" - off course we did!), every one melodic, bitter sweet expertly played and sung - my god I miss these boys. I am reminded of the story (perhaps apocryphal - who knows?) of one of the reasons that they didn't sell as many records as they might because a famous national record store filed the band under "A" for Amitri, ie Del (first name) Amitri (Surname) Solo Artiste!

Hmmm, perhaps you had to be there..............
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Oct. 2003
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I know all my friends have grown sick of me telling them they need to buy this album so I thought I'd tell you as well. There's such a variaty of music moods and the songs just grow on you. For the price this is at I doubt you'll get a better album. My favourite tracks at the moment are : 'When you were young' and 'spit in the rain'.
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By GlynLuke TOP 100 REVIEWER on 16 Nov. 2012
Format: Audio CD
I`ll keep this short & sweet (unlike most of my reviews).
Del Amitri are the best pop-rock band of the last 25 years, and I`d go as far as to say that, after Squeeze and Crowded House, they are the finest makers of melodic, inventive rock of the past forty years.
They are also perennially underrated and overlooked.
If you haven`t yet heard this flawlessly great group, then get this superb taster which is packed with glorious songs, sung & played with buckets of soulfulness, and then look for their trio of impeccable albums: Change Everything, Waking Hours, and Twisted. You won`t be disappointed, trust me.
To be going on with, here are 17 reasons why some of us love this band so very much.
Wonderful, timeless, essential.
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