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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I'm not too impressed with the second CD with the suspect remixes , the first CD however is brilliant . They were not just a dance group the Shamen , they have some good rock style songs in this album , and in some of the songs the lyrics really are good thought provoking messages and themes . This is a best of album with all their greats and some songs I had never heard of , but turned out to be better than their better known songs . A must have for fans of Ebeneezer Goode etc and fans of the Old School dance scene . Great price also ; considering it's a best of and it's on two CD's .
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 15 July 2004
Im sure most people around my age can remember "The Shamen" from such classics like "Move any Mountain" and "Ebenezer Goode". The shamen had their unique style that you just ended up singing along to even if you didnt really like their music :)
This cd has all their tracks which includes "LSI, Phorever People, Boss Drum and their first hit Hyperreal".
What sets this apart from just being an old classic is the second cd which boasts remixes of their songs in the form of "Alternative, House, Acid and Drum & Bass mixes by famous DJs. If you love the Shamen then this really should be in your collection by now.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 11 October 2006
A "best of" album that does not include any tracks from their two earlier albums is not really a "best of". This release serves its purpose for those that discovered the Shamen when "Ebeneezer Goode" and "Boss Drum" were relaeased and gained chart success. But for those of us who remember The Shamen from the late 80's with such glorious albums as "In Gorbachev We Trust" and "Phorward" as opposed to the commerical Shamen stuff shorn of its hardcore edge this "Best Of" is to be avoided.

Its only saving grace is the inclusion of the superb Omega Amigo, but as I said, where are the real Shamen classics ? "Synergy" "Reraptyouare" "Jesus Loves Amerika" and the astonishing "Transcendental".

This is a disappointing album.
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on 17 February 2011
Loved the Shamen and this brings together all there chart successes. The mixes are decent too!!

It is said you should never get back with an ex it's never the same!! There is a little of that with this,, good but not the mind blowingly, earth moving tour de force I remembered. All the idealism, experimentation feeding my head must have played it's part . Great value take a trip down memory lane then buy Hempton manor a much more contemporary timeless offering from the Shamen...if the truth can be told so that it can be understood it will be believed ... Pity Terrance McKenna missing check himout on u tube wow I forgot how mad a time it was.... Enjoy
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on 27 October 2014
I was pleasantly surprised by how good, and fresh this album sounded. I was of course looking forward to hearing the well know stuff again, and that was as expected, if a little better. However, it was the rest of the album the was even more interesting. Lots of great depth and production. A real surprise gem.
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on 20 January 2001
I hope that you appreciate my rhetoric there.
If you need a bit of energy while you work, play or reproduce (which I'm given to understand is a mix of both), this is great. There is a hint of the 80s roots of the band but just a hint! Otherwise, this is a tour de force of (pilled up?) club positivity.
If I've anything against it then it's only philosophical and probably not approriate here - being plain happy isn't always enough for some of us!
If you've heard the Boss Drum album and like it, you'll like this!
This is a title I'm very pleased to have in my collection and will continue to play and play.
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on 14 July 2015
Forget disc 2 this album should be only 1 disc! I loved this group back in the day and still they sound good. Bought this for the big hits which are great but there seem to be quite a lot of gap fillers on here to top up the album! Still worth it for the hits though.
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on 14 July 2013
Excellent collection which more than compensates for lack of material from the first two albums (the glass is full, not half empty!) The bonus remix disc is (a few weak moments aside) pretty damn good, & there's only a couple of duds on the hits side.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
You gotta love the Shamen, they bring a big grin to your face and their beats just make you shuffle up those feet. Most people know them for Mr C's cheeky chap rapping on Ebeneezer Goode, but the track that first flagged them up for me was Move any Mountain, a bouncy bubble of positivity that makes me dance every time I hear it. Both are included on this jumbo collection of hits and bits which has just about all the tracks that you need. Enough to satisfy the people who just want a good introduction to the Shamen anyway. Get your mitts on it now before it vanishes from the shelves. I'm off to listen to it again! ;-) Lovely.
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on 3 May 2014
Excellent quality for second hand cd, good price and reasonably fast delivery for the price of postage, well worth paying 20p to keep my other half happy
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