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on 1 May 2006
During his 1970s/80s prime Billy Ocean released a hatful of classic pop tunes. In fact this album has a embarrassment of riches when it comes to quality pop music. All the great party hits are here, such as "When the going gets tough" and "Get outta my dreams". They're sure to fill up the dance floor when they come on (in the good clubs anyway!). There are also more soulful songs with the likes of American #1 "There'll be sad songs..". It also provides a good overview of his career including a live performance and some of his largely overlooked early 1990s work.
On the negative side there are some good songs missing- "Stop me", "License to Chill", "Rose" and "Calypso crazy". I also think its strange for the cover of "Long and winding road" to yet again make a appearance on a collection of Billy Ocean's work.
Despite the negative points what is left is great fun to listen to. If you like your 1980s pop you can't go far wrong.