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The Best Of The Vapors
 
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The Best Of The Vapors

1 Dec. 2008 | Format: MP3

£5.39 (VAT included if applicable)
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 28 July 2003
  • Release Date: 28 July 2003
  • Label: Parlophone UK
  • Copyright: 2003 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company
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  • Total Length: 1:11:31
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  • ASIN: B002B64LV0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,884 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Janeeo on 29 May 2006
Format: Audio CD
The only reminder we ever have of The Vapors are infrequent plays of Turning Japanese on the radio and this track has for most people, defined the band, and yet there is so much more to them.The Vapors were the first band I ever saw live and they left a big impact on me, a 14 year old Jam fanatic.Now pushing 40 I bought this CD more for nostalgic reasons than anything but it has since become my most played on my ipod. Tracks such as Galleries for Guns (Originally a B side), Here Comes the Judge (B side of Turning Japanese) and News at Ten are all simply stunning and have without a doubt stood the test of time. Equally strong are Jimmie Jones, Live at the Marquee and Lenina. How on earth The Vapors didn't make it big I will never know - maybe they were overshadowed by Turning Japanese, or the Foxton/Jam connection didn't do them any favours-who knows, but anyone with a taste for late seventies post punk music should give this album a try. The lyrics are brilliant, the tunes melodic and the whole album extremely playable.I have but one criticism of the album-the Dave Fenton interview in the middle rather destroys the mood, although it could be of interest to die hard Vapors fans, it is only vaguely interesting once.I personally would like the album to have included Prisoners and Magnets, but I guess that all Best of albums have to draw the line somewhere.... Give it a try and see what you think. If you think that Turning Japanes is the only song that the band ever did, you will be pleasantly surprised by the sheer quality of their other material.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Murray the K on 13 April 2008
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Being a fan of The Vapors is a frustrating pastime; all anyone ever knows or cares about is bloody Turning Japanese. That catchy but dumb novelty song blighted their career when it was a massive hit and nothing else that followed sold. Well, its your loss if you don't explore further, as their two original albums are packed with melodic and incisive pop songs. Main man Dave Fenton was not far off Paul Weller and Elvis Costello in his ability to turn a great tune that doesn't insult your intelligence. This comp is a reasonable cross section but misses a few greats and includes an interview with Mr Fenton of limited interest to casual buyers. I strongly recommend you buy Vaporised, the two albums combined on one CD, this underrated group are most definitely worth the extra expense.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. P. Burnett on 25 July 2008
Format: Audio CD
Top class band forgot how good they were .Have a couple of their albums on vinyl,so thought I would give this cd a try .I wasn't disappointed ,Jimmy Jones and News at Ten are classic tracks . So give it a try and go back to a time when music didn't seem so false.
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