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  • Audio CD (13 Oct. 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI Music UK
  • ASIN: B000024UOL
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 174,379 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Poor Me 1:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  5. Made You 1:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. How About That 1:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Lonely Pup (In A Christmas Shop) [1960 Version] 1:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen10. Easy Going Me 1:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Don't You Know It? 2:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. The Time Has Come 2:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Lonesome 2:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen18. Walkin' Tall 2:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. The First Time 2:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. We Are In Love 2:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. If He Tells You 2:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. I Love Being In Love With You 2:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. A Message to Martha (Kentucky Bluebird) 3:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself 3:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Someone's Taken Maria Away 2:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Cheryl's Goin' Home 2:16£0.99  Buy MP3 

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Douglas Palmer on 21 Mar. 2006
Format: Audio CD
EMI must have raided their vaults for just about everything that Adam Faith ever recorded for this collection.All the A and B sides of his singles are included and doubtless a lot more besides.It must be admitted that Adam Faith did not have a great voice being very limited as it was.He did however use his voice with his own special style.This combined with talents of John Barry gave Adam a string of hits in the early sixties.Its the recordings with backing by John Barry that are the best in this collection."Poor Me" "How About That" and "Easy Going Me" are all very easy on the ear and good recordings.The remastering of this mono and stereo collection is very good.If you like Adam Faith then this collection is just right for you.And very reasonably priced.Hope you enjoy it as much as i do.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 28 Oct. 2004
Format: Audio CD
Once upon a time, there was a single CD titled Very best of Adam Faith, which I bought and later reviewed on Amazon. Eventually a double CD was released with the identical title. I decided to buy that too because I wanted to hear the tracks that weren't on the original single CD, but I found that I couldn't write a separate reviews because Amazon links the products for review purposes. I have therefore rewritten my original review to cover both compilations. Part 1 discusses Adam's music in general, after which Part 2 discusses the two compilations. Assuming that you want to buy some of his music, you can then decide whether to go for the single CD or the double CD, according to your requirements.

Part 1 - the music.

Tommy Steele was the first star of British rock'n'roll. Others followed including Cliff Richard, Marty Wilde (father of Kim Wilde), Craig Douglas and Billy Fury. By the time Adam Faith burst on the scene as an apparent overnight success at the end of 1959, Tommy was already looking for a new career direction. Actually, Adam had been trying to establish himself as a singer for three years before, during which time he recorded two unsuccessful singles for EMI's HMV label. HMV dropped him, but he later secured a deal with Parlophone, another EMI label, and this was much more successful.

Adam peaked at the beginning of his Parlophone career with the song for which he is best remembered, the British number one hit, What do you want? (Bobby Vee covered this song and released it unsuccessfully as an American single.) Adam followed this success with another British number one (Poor me) and a number two hit (Someone else's baby). He never scaled those lofty heights in the British charts again, but his next four singles all made the top five.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David Lowe on 15 Feb. 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I have to admit to not being a fan of Adam Faith's early hits. But in Sept 1963 he charted with "We Are in Love", then followed-up in Dec '63 with "The First Time" and I was hooked. Many years later I had the pleasure of interviewing him for BBC Devon and found him to be a genuinely nice bloke. Since his untimely death, I have warmed to his early hits and finally realised the impact he had on my own Baby Boomer generation. Clearly Adam Faith has left us a remarkable musical legacy. To have that legacy available on a superb double CD collection is a bonus ... especially for those of us of a certain age who were a bit slow in appreciating his early works. Better late than never methinks. Thoroughly recommended! DAVID LOWE (Producer~Presenter BBC Radio Devon)
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 Dec. 2003
Format: Audio CD
I have this album under an earlier title from Music for Pleasure, "The Best of Adam Faith", and was surprised that nobody had bothered to review it. Of course, you'd would have had to have been of the late 50's and early 60's young generation to have known Adam and the impact that he had on that early era of UK rock'n roll, along with Cliff Richard and Billy Fury. He wasn't the greatest singer in the world but he had an attraction and personality that appealed to a vast number of fans as well as establishing a niche for catchy and memorable pop songs. This album is a compendium of Adam's most famous songs, some of them were huge selling hits by today's standards, especially the earlier numbers. Adam had a distinctive sound, best reflected by numbers such as "What Do You Want?", "Poor Me" and "Who Am I?", and he also experimented with lovely ballads such as "The Time Has Come" and "Lonesome". With the advent of the Liverpool Sound, he managed to reinvent his style with the Roulettes on "The First Time" and "We Are In Love" before his sound started to lose direction. This is a good sequential record of Adam's significant contribution to UK pop history. There are other tracks, such as some B-sides, that do not appear on this album, which better demonstrate Adam's vocal versatility, but you can't satisfy every fan's preferences.
Nevertheless, this is a great record of a great time in pop evolution.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By L A. Kent on 2 April 2006
Format: Audio CD
Adam Faith was one of my favourite rock n roll stars of all time, like Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Gene Vincent, and Cliff Richard. My favourite tracks was 'What Do You Want' and 'Poor Me' and 'Someone Else's Baby' and the traditional revival of Nursery Rhyme song of The Animals Came In Two By Two' 'Johnny Comes Marching Home' from 1960. 'The Time Has Come' from the 1961 film movie, and with The Roulettes 'The First Time' And 'We Are In Love' and 'If He Tells You' and 'I Love Being In Love With You' and also 'Someone's Taken Maria Away.
My dad likes Adam Faith, the another groups were Freddie And The Dreamers, The Animals.
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