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Dina Carroll Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (11 Jun 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Mercury Records Ltd (London)
  • ASIN: B00005LE6H
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 223,210 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Ain't No Man 3:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Special Kind Of Love 4:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Someone Like You 3:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Escaping (Radio Edit) 3:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Perfect Year (Radio Mix) 3:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. It's Too Late [feat. Quartz] 4:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Express (7" Radio Mix / West End Remix) 3:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Don't Be A Stranger (Radio Mix) 4:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Without Love (Dave Sears Radio Edit) 3:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Good To Me 3:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. This Time (Radio Mix) 3:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Only Human (Edit) 3:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Mind Body & Soul 4:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Son Of A Preacher Man 2:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. One, Two, Three (Radio Version) 4:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. All I Ask 3:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Livin' For The Weekend (Canny Vocal Edit) 3:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. So Close (Radio Mix) 3:520.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Ain't No Man (Brothers In Rhythm Remix) 7:110.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Special Kind Of Love (C&C Special Love Club) 6:500.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Express (Xpressed Dub) 8:140.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Mind Body & Soul (Sci-Fi Dub) 9:260.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Livin' For The Weekend (Canny Vocal) 8:030.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Without Love (Tall Paul Remix) 7:150.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Say You Love Me (The Almighty Mix) 7:200.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Run To You (Masters At Work Vocal Dub) 7:080.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Good To Me (Atfc's Tumescent Vocal) 7:250.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Someone Like You (Lost Witness Remix) 7:440.79  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Despite having the first ever million-selling debut album for a British female artist (for 1993s So Close) Dina Carroll spent most of the 90s out of the spotlight. Hampered by logistical issues of whether she should be marketed as a Celine Dion-style ballad songstress or a disco diva, and her second album being released during the height of indie-infused Brit-pop fever, Dina was savagely forgotten by the mass music-buying public. The Very Best Of charts the story of her roller-coaster career, starting with her 1991 collaboration with dance act Quartz (a cover of the Carole King's "It's Too Late") and ending with her more recent work with Desmond Child and Ronan Keating ("All I Ask"). The collection intermingles the famous ballads ("The Perfect Year" and "Don't Be a Stranger") with the club hits such as "Express" and "Without Love". Also included are tracks from her unreleased third album such as her funked-up cover of "Son of a Preacher Man" and the dancefloor anthem "Good to Me". Now is the time to rediscover the awesome talents of Dina Carroll. --John Galilee

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loads of the old stuff you know & like 14 Jun 2001
Format:Audio CD
This is a true synopsis of Dina Carroll who is both a soul diva & a disco queen.
There's lots to listen to here for anybody who even has a passing acquaintance with Dina - from "The Perfect Year" to "Ain't no man (Brothers In Rhythm remix").
True enough there's nothing really new (unlike some other "Best Of" compliations....) but it is the perfect album for the car CD player - just stick 'er on, sign along & drive !!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful Diva 20 July 2001
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Format:Audio CD
This girl rocks. Born and bred in the UK, she mixes all the class and depth of her home town of Oxford. From Ain't No Man to Don't Be A Stranger, Dina Carroll shows she can produce some clubbed up tunes, as well as the heartfelt ballads. Particular highights are Escaping ( a worldly feel, that constantly escalates until your left panting), Don't Be A Stranger ( A dark ballad provoking your dakest thoughts and fears) and Livin' For The Weekend (Produced by David Morales, a floor-filler expressing the desire to dance). As well as these, there is the stiring version of Perfect Year (from Sunset Boulevard), Someone Like You (cover of Van Morrison's hit, and featured in Bridget Jones Diary), Son Of A Preacher Man and All I Ask (brand new song penned by Ronan Keating). If you want your music classy, sassy and full of emotion. Dina Carroll proves that she is one Powerful Diva.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Overview Of An Underrated Vocalist 24 Jan 2002
By Chris S. - Published on
Format:Audio CD
Though it escaped many, UK vocalist Dina Carroll actually released an album stateside back in 1993 called SO CLOSE. This import BEST OF collects most of the tracks from that album, as well as songs from her UK sophomore album ONLY HUMAN and material from an unreleased third album. It's a shame Carroll didn't get more attention than she did, because she possesses a beautiful voice that lends itself well not only to adult pop, but more dance oriented fare as well. Highlights here include'Escaping','The Perfect Year' and 'Living For The Weekend', as well as two terrific covers, one of Dusty Springfield's signature tune 'Son Of A Preacher Man' and an exquisite reading of Van Morrison's 'Someone Like You'. Fans of first-rate adult/dance pop will not want to overlook this collection.
1.0 out of 5 stars Rotten Customer Service 7 Feb 2010
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Wow, was i disappointed by the transaction with this supplier! I ordered on Dec 6 for delivery prior to Christmas and didn't receive the product until Jan 4. I emailed for udates and would only get an automated response saying it had shipped. Clearly it hadn't.

I would NEVER NEVER NEVER buy from this store again - rethinking Amazon too because their Customer Service department did nothing to help.
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