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Ultimate Collection [Original recording remastered, Import]

Toni Childs Audio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (4 Oct 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: Import Music Services
  • ASIN: B00004ZEJ0
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 224,591 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Don't Walk Away
2. Walk And Talk Like Angels
3. Stop Your Fussin'
4. Zimbabwe
5. Let The Rain Come Down
6. Many Rivers to Cross
7. I've Got To Go Now
8. House Of Hope
9. I Want To Walk With You
10. The Dead Are Dancing
11. I Just Want Affection
12. I Met a Man
13. The Woman's Boat
14. Lay Down Your Pain
15. Where's The Ocean

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MUCH UNDERRATED SINGER 13 Jan 2001
Format:Audio CD
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5.0 out of 5 stars forgotten singer 3 Aug 2012
By Baldman
Format:Audio CD
Had "Union" on an old cassette from the '90's, and have tried to get a copy on CD at a reasonable price for years, as Toni Childs voice was a thing of wonder. Never out of print, but never cheap either. Saw this in the swap shop section of Metrocentre HMV for 2. Smiling from ear to ear on the way home, which didn't stop when disc played loud. "Don't walk away" at the top of my voice to the embarrasment of the rest of the household. One of the few artists from the eighties who is actually as good as I remember them being.
PS. next time I was there, I saw "Union" for 2 as well. Result. Some duplication of first 5 tracks, but these are remastered from the original tapes, so sound even better than the originals do. A bit like Joan Osborne, cursed with one killer album, but what an album. There is more to Toni Childs than that as this disc shows. A survivor of the late 80's/ early 90's female singer/ songwriter boom. 10/10. Anyone want an old cassette ?
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3.0 out of 5 stars buy 'Union' instead 18 Mar 2011
Format:Audio CD
Toni Childs was one of the Great Unknowns, capable of creating songs of phenomenal beauty. Later on, she went into her 'I am Wummin' phase, in which she screeches unpleasantly. This complilation has far too many of these ghastly dirges. Her masterpiece is 'Union', so buy that instead.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Well, not my cup of tea 29 Nov 2009
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Heard "Walk and talk like angels" on a Miami Vice episode and bought this CD. Unfortunately that was the only track I ended up still liking, there are a few other decent tracks but nothing that I will remember, the rest is sugarcoated, bubble-gum ethnopop. No thanks.
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Amazon.com: 4.8 out of 5 stars  17 reviews
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
By RALPH PETERS - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
My heart nearly sank when I saw that this title may be going out of print; I purchased at least 5 copies when it was released based on what has happened to wonderful CDs like this in the past. Toni Childs is one of the most distinctive and, yes, accessible songstresses in the tradition of Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Nina Simone. If that lists sounds far apart in styles, yet appealing, then you'll understand Toni Childs. The African and other world rhythms that punctuate most of her work are all on display here; I dare anyone to listen to "Zimbabwe" or "Let The Rain Come Down" without feeling your spirit being noticeably lifted, nourished, and rejuvenated. While "Union" and "House of Hope" are also must-haves, this is an outstanding collection of some of Ms. Child's best work. That voice will haunt you and her songs will enrich your life in ways that only the most precious performers can.
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Childs brings the listener along" 24 Oct 2000
By J. Lovins - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Toni Childs latest release - "ULTIMATE COLLECTION" is from Hip-O Records, featuring fifteen tracks of an extraordinary journey on the life and music dedicated to shining light on the darkness.
Childs philosphy is you never get anywhere if you stay in one place. As singer and songwriter, Childs brings the listener along to whatever magical or mysterious, painful or primal place the road has so far led, with the hope of having a companion in spirit to make this journey less difficult for all who join the caravan.
All selections possess a unique dark style, with her strange voice, but touching lyrics. The main stand out: "THE WOMAN'S BOAT", speaks not only for herself, but for any women, as well as men...this song is a masterpiece...a must have just for this track.
Entire Cd is an emotional experience, a certain maturity of life and wisdom, complete musical offerings on Childs home turf...revealing the intensity of response to her music rather than the numbers!
Total Time: 78:51 on 15 Tracks...Hip-O Records-069 490 741 2... (2000)
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST HAVE COLLECTION! 4 Mar 2001
By J. Bilby - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Couldn't agree more with the past reviewer about Toni Childs musical journey. I have enjoyed her music from the first time I heard of her in the late 1980's. First rate soulful singer-belter with something to say and a great "world-beat" sound. A unique vocalists to say the least and highly under-rated! I especially love the 4 newer cuts from her last studio effort, "The Woman's Boat" from 1994.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A 360. 13 Dec 2002
By Garry Rudd - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Beautiful, primal, both the physical woman and the spirit that pours out of her. She is cosmic here with only brief stumbles on a dusty country road...I would be happy to do so well. The only gods I believe in nowadays are the ones that can dance...T.C. supplies the voice. She can add a dollop of infinity to house cleaning, red tailed wings to driving in empty country...buy it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing voice that captivates 21 Mar 2009
By M. Wolf - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Childs draws the listener along with her powerful voice. The lulls one into powerful rhythms and themes that will haunt you with "sticky" lyrics and refrains that draw you again and again to listen to the album.
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