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The Very Best Of Chesney Hawkes

20 Jun 2005 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 23 May 2005
  • Release Date: 23 May 2005
  • Label: Chrysalis UK
  • Copyright: 2005 Parlophone Records Ltd. This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2005 Parlophone Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 1:17:53
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  • ASIN: B001JPMJLS
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,925 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 Jun 2005
Format: Audio CD
This album was a revelation to me. I bought it on the strength of The One and Only but I discovered that the album is packed with great songs - and what a range of material: gritty rock even! Yes, gritty - take a listen to It's Gonna be Tough. There's doo-wop, power ballads, and feel-good great to be alive tunes,too. I'm surprised and well chuffed.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By K. Brazier on 26 May 2006
Format: Audio CD
Definitely, 'The One And Only' Chesney Hawkes!

This is a great album for people who remember Chesney and, of course the underrated film 'Buddy's Song'. I had the soundtrack on tape and I still listen to it 15 years on!

He did some great songs and has a really good voice. Well worth a listen. Go on, you know you want to!
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i really liked this music very good and it does take me back to the time of cjeseny hawkes and mum and dads time
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By Steven Taylor on 15 Oct 2013
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Bout as Xmas present but soundtrack on cloud player absolutely fantastic. I know without doubt the recipient of the cd will be over the moon on Xmas morning many thanks Amazon
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10 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Mr Hardy on 6 Aug 2010
Format: Audio CD
Chesney Hawkes is a worldwide phenomenon, having exploded on the UK back in 1991 he has been a regular visitor to the charts ever since, equaling the tally of number 1 hits held by both the Beatles and Elvis. He has won an Oscar, a Grammy, 7 Brit Awards and 1 edition of Richard & Judy's "You say, We pay".

Hawkes, son of comedy legends the Krankies, was diagnosed with Downs Syndrome at birth. An instant entertainer, it was clear that he would follow in his parents footsteps. In the mid 80's young Chesney was a notable face on daytime TV and was much in demand on such shows as Pebble Mill, Aspel and Why Don't You? His talents were spotted by esteemed film maker, Bob Carolgees, and he was cast in the lead role of the smash hit movie; 'Buddy's Song'. 7 days after the premiere, the film was released on video - due to overwhelming demand. The soundtrack (written by The Nolans, Rod Hull, The Grumbleweeds and Yazz) is where Hawkes really shines and many of those tracks are featured here for the very first time.

Looking at this track list it's easy to see why Hawkes is held in such high esteem and why he is the 3 time winner of the 'Best Male Vocalist' award, voted by the panel of the Deaf / Blind Association. His songs draw heavily upon his experiences; "Torn In Half" was written allegedly about his time working as a rent boy, "Nothing Serious" followed his first visit to STI clinic and "Black or White People" a duet with Bernard Manning, was his call to end racism.

All these tracks have been digitally remastered by George Martin who masterminded many of the Beatles hits. The final few words should be left to Martin himself; on his initial reaction to remastering this collection, with a glint in his eye, he simply replied; "you can't polish a turd" .
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