I have been waiting for the release of Shaky's original albums on cd for what seems an eternity and am delighted that Epic/ Sony have finally seen the light and put this simply stunning set together.
For those who remember him dominating the British pop charts of the eighties, you will need no introduction to this legendary performer. And to those who have simply heard of him, but are too young to remember, this is the set you need to buy in order to understand why Shaky was so popular for so many years, and is still thought of so highly today.
The set contains nine of his albums as released on Epic (the only exception being his Christmas release, which you can buy seperately) during the eighties and nineties and a bonus disc of 12" versions of eight of his hits.
Amongst the 147 tracks on offer here are all the hits (apart from the Christmas ones), and rare b-sides. Many of the songs are appearing on cd for the first time, and all have been re-mastered, with Shaky having taken a hands-on part in overlooking all aspects of the release. This shows in the excellent sound quality and design of the set.
After so many years, it is a pleasure to listen to these tracks again and I am pleased to say that The Epic Masters is a fitting tribute to a true pop legend!
Now, let's have some new music, Shaky!!