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  • Audio CD (6 Oct. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: Salvo
  • ASIN: B00MH9NFK4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,291 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Breakout
  2. Surrender
  3. Twilight World (Superb, Superb Mix)
  4. Fooled By A Smile
  5. Where In The World
  6. Waiting Game
  7. You On My Mind
  8. La La (Means I Love You)
  9. Am I The Same Girl?
  10. Notgonnachange (Frankie Knuckles Classic Club Mix)
  11. Precious Words
  12. Heaven Only Knows
  13. Waters Of March (with Akiko) (single edit) - Swing Out Sister & Akiko
  14. Somewhere Deep in the Night
  15. Love Won't Let You Down
  16. Forever Blue (Previously unreleased Big Band version)
  17. The Windmills Of Your Mind

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Formed in Manchester in 1985, Swing Out Sister's second single 'Breakout' was an international hit and paved the way to many more, including their UK #1 album It's Better To Travel. Ten studio and two live albums later, the group have continued to take their playful amalgam of jazz, funk, soul and orchestral pop into the new millennium. This definitive single disc collection includes many of their best loved tracks, as well as a previously unreleased recording of 'Forever Blue'.

Review

'17 of their finest moments, with remixes and unreleased versions to satisfy devoted fans, plus fine covers including 'Windmills Of Your Mind' and 'Waters Of March'.' --Daily Express

'The songs they craft have all the beauty and catchiness of the best of the Brill Building era. They couldn't have come up with a better title.' --soulandjazzandfunk.com

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Excellent collection by most standards although a lot of die hards would've preferred a 2 cd set . SOS were and still are the perfect blend of 60s influenced soundtrack scores and jazz/pop. They've endured the 80s, the 90s and beyond with lushly produced albums that would've made Bacharach/John Barry and Dusty proud. On this set all the big hits from Breakout,Surrender,Twilight World to a newly cut big band version of Forever Blue are present. Hopefully this collection will sell well enough to encourage more back catalogue reissues from the band.
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When Swing Out Sister first hit the airwaves, it was clear from the beginning that they were different from the crowd. The music evoked romance, passion, sophistication, high times – a life that seemed within reach in 1987. Reality; well, I guess most of us were destined to remain on the outside looking in; seduced by the fantasy and imagining a taste of the life in an SOS song.

For 30 years SOS have made irresistible music that’s always been loved by their fans, but largely underappreciated by critics in their own country. Corrine is unquestionably one of our finest singers and Andy is a great arranger, on a par with Richard Carpenter. What about the most important thing – the songs. Well I guess SOS could have been a bit more prolific in terms of output, but this strategy was never going to appeal to a couple of musicians whose modus operandi is based on quality and attention to detail. Over the years SOS have recorded so many gorgeous songs and many of the best ones are showcased in this collection. My favourites are: Twilight World, Fooled By A Smile along with excellent versions of La La (Means I Love You) and Am I The Same Girl.

RH
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a superlative musical oasis in what seems to be an otherwise dull/mind numbing pop landscape....
been a fan from the first airing of Breakout..(yes, quite a bit long in the tooth i am),
and they've continued to create so many evocative moods which are not only welcomed
but much needed to soothe this mercurial soul....
marvelous album which is a timely preface to their new Pledge release coming soon....
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I will be buying this, after the madness that is the panic rush for the usual non-event of December 25/26 is over. One thing strikes me though; where is their superb first single 'Blue Mood'? It's as good as, if not better than some of their later material. I have this single on vinyl, my regular record shop's owner thinking that I might like it, as it was made by Andy Connell of Factory Records' band 'A Certain Ratio', and Martin Jackson, original drummer for Manchester post-punk band 'Magazine'. He also said that the female singer [Corinne Drewery, whom, on seeing, had a terrible crush on. I was not alone], had a wonderful voice. The shop owner was right. He was always right. Over many years, his sage advice helped me spend thousands on lovely obscure vinyl. His shop in Ipswich was called Parrot Records, then Rex Records [don't bother looking for it, it's not there now]. His thinking that I 'might like' Swing Out Sister, was correct, and now, because of this new CD, I don't have to play my precious vinyl any more. I haven't got it yet, but I know just how damn good it will be. However, omitting 'Blue Mood' means it loses a star. Sorry.
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This is an excellent starting point for the recent or casual SOS listener, as well as an important addition for those devoted long-timers – it captures both the best of their pop sensibilities, as well as the 60s lounge/jazz/Bacharach style at which they excel.

Like previous compilations, nearly half the disc includes the singles from the first 4 albums, but with the welcome addition of the Frankie Knuckles mix of NotGonnaChange.

The rest sees some highlights from the last 15 years, including the rarer single version of Waters of March (to my knowledge, only available on an Akiko CD single). For those who have everything SOS, the new Big Band version of Forever Blue is divine and the reason to purchase it.

My only disappointment with this compilation is the absence of anything from Shapes & Patterns(97), Filth & Dreams(99) and Beautiful Mess(08) – perhaps Corinne & Andy were limited to 17 tracks?

Also worth mentioning are the range of photos, album/single sleeves and liner notes – a wonderful homage to SOS through the years. Thankyou C&A!
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All of your favourite ulta-cool tracks brought together in a sleek and stylish collection. It even includes Somewhere Deep In The Night, my personal fave. This is the soundtrack to the sexiest, most romantic European movie that never was.
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All my favourites tunes in one quality packaged album with great sleeve notes and photos. This is the album to get if you only take one of theirs on a desert island.
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superb, as ever!
it is a sublime compilation
please, notice the outstanding tracks:
Notgonnachange (Frankie Knuckles Classic Club Mix)
Waters Of March (with Akiko) (single edit) - Swing Out Sister & Akiko
Forever Blue (Previously unreleased Big Band version)
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