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The Ultimate Collection (Deluxe Version) [Special Limited Edition]

Elaine Paige Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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Elaine Paige OBE, as an actress, recording artist, producer and broadcaster, has made a major contribution to the modern musical that ensures her own chapter in the entertainment world and justifies the title “The First Lady of Musical Theatre”.

She has starred in numerous West End productions and on Broadway and in concert internationally, sweeping to fame when she created ... Read more in Amazon's Elaine Paige Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (12 May 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Special Limited Edition
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B00JPFJDHC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,909 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Don't Cry For Me Argentina (1978 Version) (From "Evita")
2. Memory (1981 Uk Single) (From "Cats")
3. Ave Maria
4. I Don't Know How To Love Him (From "Jesus Christ Superstar")
5. What I Did For Love (From "A Chorus Line")
6. One Night Only (From "Dream Girls")
7. Sometimes (From The Film "Champions")
8. Unchained Melody (From The Film "Unchained")
9. I Know Him So Well (Duet With Barbara Dickson) (1984 Single) (From "Chess")
10. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
See all 20 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. If You Don't Want My Love
2. How The Heart Approaches What It Yearns
3. Far Side Of The Bay
4. Oh Major
5. The Second Time (Theme From "Bilitis")
6. My Knight In Black Leather
7. Rocking
8. Running Back For More (From "Blondel")
9. Losing My Mind (From "Follies")
10. Be On Your Own (From "Nine")
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Product Description

Product Description

Elaine Paige is one of the UK’s most loved and distinctive musical voices. As well as starring in major stage shows around the world such as Evita, Cats, Grease, Chess and Follies, she has carved a successful recording career that has produced a number of platinum selling albums. Her incredible talent has rightly made her a national institution.

2014 marks Elaine’s 50th year in show business, and to commemorate this massive achievement Rhino are releasing The Ultimate Collection that gives a definitive look at her recorded work. The track list covers her successful musicals; ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ (Les Miserables), ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’ (Evita), ‘I Know Him So Well’ (Chess), ‘Memory’ (Cats); and her gold and platinum selling albums ‘Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word’ (Love Hurts), ‘The Prayer’ with Barry Manilow (Elaine Paige & Friends)

Customer Reviews

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By BPL
Format:Audio CD
I'm surprised by some of the negativity about this release. I'm actually over the moon to get 4 rare '80s singles on CD format for the very first time! Everything else is just a plus (the plus being all the hits, a club remix, unreleased songs and a whole lot of original A&B side singles on the bonus CD).

The rarities which makes this LTD edition so special are Paige's cover of Bette Milder's camp-tastic disco anthem "MY KNIGHT IN BLACK LEATHER", the sweet lullaby "ROCKING", the firey "HE'S A DREAM" and sorry Elaine but the very "B-side" B-side "OH MAJOR". But where are the others we wanted like "TAKE ME BACK", "UP SO HIGH" and "LIKE AN IMAGE PASSING BY"!? I'm ONLY marking this album down by one star as it's a bit pricey and I would have liked more rarities! I'm guessing however the reason we only have the four on the bonus CD is the compilation is a Warner Music release so they've stuck primarily to what they own/have!

There has never been a LIMITED EDITION release of any past EP album. So my verdict is it's a great concept -- lots of information and great songs contained here -- all remind us of the diverse recording career Elaine Paige has had over the last 5 DECADES -- full of chart successes and magical "Memories". After taking a trip with EP down her "Memory" lane I can understand why she can belt out with utter conviction the lyrics to "I'M STILL HERE"!

If you are a newbie Elaine Paige fan and are just looking for the "ULTIMATE" best of her best then I'd suggest you just buy the standard edition of The Ultimate Collection. This edition is for lets say the "hard-core" EP fans out there....who like me want all the unusual rare stuff!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ARRIVE ON THE TIME AND DAY STATED 10 Jun 2014
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ELAINE PAIGE, another wonderful singing star and Performer, her voice and Diction is Excellent and I have all of her Compact Disks
Mr Leonard Franklin Ellis
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elaine at her finest 20 Jun 2014
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All the obvious hits are here but there are some hidden gems to-check out the duet with Sinead O'Connor -or Elaine's version of Rocking. The Second Time is one of her most beautiful songs and check out her version of Judie Tzuke's For You -a great introduction or for a die hard fan like myself a great way of picking some of Elaiine's rarer songs such as her version of Flashdance on Cd for the first time.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor Selection 12 May 2014
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As this is suppose to be 'The Ultimate Collection' I expected much more. There could have been a box set with added DVD celebrating 50 years in the business?? Obviously hard core fans will buy it but for everyone else I suggest Elaine Paige Sweet Memories which has a far better selection of songs.

The artwork booklet is minimal and from the written word in the booklet it seems that Elaine Paige had very little to do with the CD itself. There has been a lot of social media hype over this CD and I was expecting much more than actually was delivered.

Also it seems to be extracting more money from fans as if you want yet more 'extras' you also have to purchase the digital download version.

Amazon are the best as they delivered the disc on time when preordered.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disapointed 18 May 2014
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What a missed opportunity ! Where are any tracks from Anything Goes !! Where are a few more from Chess Like Nobody's side and mountain duet ? How about. Rainbow High from Evita ! Anything Elaine does is worth having but think this Ultimate collection would have been more complete with a bit more thought !!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 15 July 2014
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Great album, great actress! With the anniversary Elaine!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 4 July 2014
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very good classic albern.
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By nande
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Elaine Paige at her best! This lady is a phenomenal performer whether on disc or live! Even though she's about to give up concert tours, long may she continue to produce excellent CDs to satisfy her fans!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Elaine Paige is such a fantastic singer and this Album Is worth Buying...
Elaine Paige is such a fantastic singer and this Album Is worth Buying for any EP fans and i love this Album so much and it is worth buying and i am so please with it and i will... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Miss H. Dodd
5.0 out of 5 stars I am a great fan of Elaine Page and for those of us ...
I am a great fan of Elaine Page and for those of us who are, this double CD is a must!
Published 1 month ago by Annika Brussels, Belgium
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good selection of Elaine Pages music
A very good selection of Elaine Pages music. And one I will be listening to for along time to come. Highly recommend the compilation,
Published 1 month ago by Mr Bazson56
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Nice collection!
Published 1 month ago by Tommy Lundin
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic release from EP
I have already written a review for the single disc release of this album, so I am only going to comment on the content of Disc Two of the double release. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr. S. Lassandro
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
Yes, most of the songs on here have been released before but not all on cd plus a few previously unreleased tracks which are worth the money alone. Read more
Published 4 months ago by K Ferrars
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Waste Your Money
Same old same old....ok a few 'new' songs but overall not worth paying for the whole album, should have just downloaded the 'new' mp3 tracks. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Vicki Q
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