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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have, 24 Nov. 2012
This review is from: A's & B's (Audio CD)
This is a must have for H&C fans. All the hits & fantastic B sides I'd forgotten about. Love it!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars "...Your Words Hit Me..." - A's & B's by HUE & CRY, 8 May 2014
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Like Deacon Blue, Love And Money, The Fat Lady Sings, Lies Damned Lies and Del Amitri - in the late Eighties and early Nineties I collected all their CD singles avidly. But it wasn't for the edited or remixed A's - but the non-album B-sides which were often better than the commercially restricted radio hits. Scotland's wonderful Hue & Cry featuring Soul brothers Patrick and Greg Kane were the same. And in lieu of ever seeing a Universal 2CD Deluxe Edition of their 1988 nugget "Remote" album on the Virgin offshoot label Circa - this 2012 Music Club 2CD set will have to do.

I still have the 3 x 3" CD singles for "Violently", "Looking For Linda" and "Peaceful Face" as well as the rare "Strength To Strength" CD single on Virgin CDEP 11 in 1987 which only ever made it out in a gatefold white card Promo Sleeve. Most of their fab B-sides are here (a lot of remixes are excluded).

Highlights include the two stunning live cuts off the "Peaceful Face" release - "Mother Glasgow" and an Acapella version of Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" which just slays the audience. And I've always thought that "Violently" (despite its title) is one of the loveliest songs they ever did (it's represented here by the 7" single mix - lyrics above). Their Soulful cover of Kate Bush's "The Man With The Child In His Eyes" was a clever choice and is a gorgeous version. "Under Neon" is the "Bright Lights Big City Mix" and is as funky as a recording session with Nile Rodgers.

There's so much to enjoy on these CDs - all of it in spiffing sound quality and dirt cheap into the bargain. It was no Labour Of Love re-hearing this cracking band - and what a voice Patrick Kane has. Dig in and enjoy...
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4.0 out of 5 stars All the classics + a few extras, 26 July 2013
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A must for any Hue and Cry fan.

For those that may have the original albums on cassette and not on CD then is a great buy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good showcase of their talent and music, 14 Aug. 2013
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I wanted to catch up with Hue and Cry and this is great, it has some lovely old tracks that I remember but also some less well known ones that were refreshing to hear. Such a distinctive sound and Pat 's voice is amazing, it's a shame they got plonked in with the regular pop in the 80's as they were better than that (though I do enjoy the old 80's good time music). They are still performing and making music now, not just because of the revival thing that's going on and they sound fantastic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hue and cry, 9 Feb. 2013
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A great compilation with some tracks not in my collection previously
And great value cd if you don't have much hue and cry in your collection
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