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The Ultimate Anthology

Bucks Fizz Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (16 July 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Sony Music
  • ASIN: B0009VKR44
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 81,562 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Making Your Mind Up
2. Piece of the Action
3. One of Those Nights
4. Land of Make Believe
5. My Camera Never Lies (Dead End Version)
6. Now Those Days are Gone
7. If You Canít Stand the Heat (Dead End Version)
8. Run For Your Life
9. When We Were Young (Dead End Version)
10. London Town (Dead End Version)
See all 20 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Oh Suzanne
2. When We Were Young (Extended Mix)
3. Rules of the Game (Extended mix)
4. Whatísí Love Got to Do with It?
5. You and Your Heart So Blue (Extended Mix)
6. New Beginning (Original Extended Mix)
7. Love The One Youíre With (Extended Mix)
8. Keep Each Other Warm (Long Version)
9. Give A Little Love (Long Version)
10. If Paradise is Half as Nice (Extended Version) (Cheryl Baker) solo track
See all 13 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Product Description

Bucks Fizz are the seminal 80s pop band whose career kicked off with the Eurovision-winning stormer, "Making Your Mind Up". They had 20 chart entries during their career including "The Land Of Make Believe", "My Camera Never Lies" and "Piece Of The Action". The Ultimate Anthology is the first Fizz collection to encompass hits from their entire career through RCA, Polydor and WEA, and the second disc features many rare and unreleased tracks.

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2CD

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Well, I had to give this review 5 stars didn't I? Having had no previous connection with the recording industry, it was a pleasure and an honour (not to say a big surprise!) for the Album Producer Dean Murphy to ask me to help with this release.

Like many people I suspected and assumed that you basically turned up with a few CD's of the tracks, stuck them into a computer, twiddled some knobs and out came the finished article. WRONG!

Dean had an idea that was going to completely change the concept for what is basically a Greatest Hits compilation. His vision was to include all the RCA and Polydor singles (not as easy as it sounds) and then to find every track that had a `dead end' (or TV) version and include it on this CD, a very near impossible task to achieve. Oh and just for good measure, disc 2 was to contain tracks from WEA and a few unreleased remixes thrown in for good measure, as if we didn't have enough on our plate!

To do this took us to the great man himself, Andy Hill, and to his studio where some of the tapes had been stored since they were recorded. Dean had previously been given access to the studio and had seen some master tapes with, shall we say, unusual details on them. Some of the tapes were in quite bad condition having being left for 20 years and I suppose at the end of the day, no one was going to do anything with them where they? There were many formats, 2" tape, 1" tape Ĺ" tape ľ" tape, U-Matic, Betamax and Sony DASH. Some of the machinery required to transfer the tracks is many years old and only a handful of studios in the world still have functioning equipment.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!!!!!!!!!!!!! 20 July 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
the ultimate anthology of bucks fizz combines the long awaited chronological singles in order of release and a bonus cd with special versions of fizz material. for fans like me a great thing, to hold this album in hands after all these years. brings back good memories. the best thing is, that the sound quality of all songs are just amazing. listening to it even no fizz fans can hear, that every single sounded different and that the fizz always changed their style, which makes them so unique. my fav songs are: you and your heart so blue, heart of stone, new beginning and keep each other warm. a must have!!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing compilation 24 Feb 2006
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This double album features the singles (many of them newly mastered from the original full master tape especially for this release - hence the "dead end version") and all the b-sides that were not included on the original Bucks Fizz album re-issues. Even if you have these re-issues AND the recent BMG released Greatest Hits, this compilation has something more for you!

Also, just to correct Terrence L Nicholson from Boston, track 12 on disc 2 IS the 1991 remix of "The Land Of Make Believe" and the "two invisible tracks" is a medley of live cover versions that originally appeared on the b-side of the "Golden Days" EP.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bucks Fizz at their best! 6 Sep 2005
Format:Audio CD
This album is fantastic!!! I have been a fizzier since they won the Eurovision, but this album is the best in my cd collection! I danced around my house like never before! From Making Your Mind Up to Heart of Stone, I just didn't stop singing every word from every song! It drove my husband mad! It is the essential cd for any fan who wants to just sing and dance their way to all the Bucks Fizz singles. Even the second cd, that was wonderful too!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great pop collection 16 May 2006
Format:Audio CD
Despite the fact that they were dogged by ridiculous musical snobbery, Bucks Fizz released a slew of great pop singles. Those of you with your noses in the air should step the hell away from the daft "Making Your Mind Up" and investigate the glamorous sheen of "My Camera Never Lies", "When We Were Young", "I Hear Talk", "You And Your Heart So Blue", "New Beginning" and "Heart Of Stone" (later covered by Cher). This is a strong set of catchy pop songs and wonderful performances, underscored by some great production.

Unusually, great efforts were made in compiling this album to create something worthwhile for loyal fans who already had pretty much everything. Cold-end mixes used for TV performances have replaced some of the standard mixes and, surprisingly, "London Town" really benefits from the dramatic new conclusion. A bonus disc featuring 12" versions, unreleased material and a couple of new mixes really adds value.

This is a great collection for any fan of tuneful, well-produced pop. Recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Collection 4 Jun 2006
Format:Audio CD
Bucks Fizz have been the butt of many jokes over the years and it is easy to forget that they had 3 number 1 singles and over 20 singles released. In the early 1980's they ruled the charts with songs such as Making Your Mind up, My Camera Never Lies, Land of Make Believe, Now Those Days are gone, If You Can't Stand the Heat and many, many more. This collection brings together nearly all of the singles from both the record labels they were signed too, as well as containing many rare and and unheard songs.

Highlights are New Beginning, which still sounds as fresh 20 years on, You and Your Heart so Blue, which should have been a much bigger hit and Cheryl Bakers If Paradise Was Half as Nice which is a fabulous summer tune.

Relive the 80's with this superb collection, you won't regret it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Service
This was bought as a present and I was worried that would not get in time for the day, but how wrong was I
Published 20 months ago by Mrs S J Hargreaves
5.0 out of 5 stars Fizzy pop perfection
It took me a while to order this compilation, as I was never sure how much I actually liked Bucks Fizz after buying a sub-standard collection on vinyl many years ago. Read more
Published on 14 Nov 2011 by Rob
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely fabulous
The sound in this compilation is fantastic.
The songs are really great (Golden Days and If You Can't Stand the Heat are my favourites). Read more
Published on 3 July 2011 by Pedro
5.0 out of 5 stars Less Bucks, More Fizz
It has to be said, Bucks Fizz have had to endure a lot of stick over the years as a band, and their music has never been given the accolade it so rightfully deserves....until now. Read more
Published on 24 Aug 2006 by G.E.Manton
1.0 out of 5 stars Track listing error
I bought this cd specifically for 1 track, the remix of "Land of Make Believe", track 12 on disk 2. The cd track listing is incorrect!! Read more
Published on 27 Dec 2005 by Terrence L. Nicholson
5.0 out of 5 stars Less Bucks, More Fizz!
A vastly underated band.
Vastly underated yet wonderfully crafted pop songs.
Superb mastering, giving all the tracks a new lease of life. Read more
Published on 6 Dec 2005 by "justanotionremix"
5.0 out of 5 stars Bucks Fizz Writing On The Wall
Back in 1986 bucks fizz realeased this cd to great reveviews,and with the release on New Beginning being a top ten hit the fans thought this would see the group back on top, sadley... Read more
Published on 15 Jun 2005 by "paulgardner11"
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