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Unimaginative and disappointing compilation,
This review is from: Most Of All - The Best Of (Audio CD)
It is true that Deborah Harry's post Blondie recording career, like their final album, `The Hunter', has been a little uneven - though it has always been nothing short of interesting. This `Best of' compilation, from the years before Chrysalis Records unceremoniously dumped her, does her no services. Apart from misrepresenting the 12 years between 1981's `Koo Koo' and 1993's `Debravation' with nothing but middle of the road tracks and dance tunes, it leaves out important rarities that real fans would be hoping for.
There is no sign of her excellent version of `Liar Liar' from the movie, `Married to the Mob', nor her version of `Summertime Blues' from the film, `That Night', of `Prelude to a Kiss' from the film of the same name, or any of the numerous side projects she did with other artists. It would even have been nice to find the version of `Brite Side' that ran over the closing credits of the TV show, `Wiseguy', when she was in it - instead of the album version from 1989's `Def Dumb and Blonde' - but, alas...
That aside, the real problem is that the list of songs featured on this disc are all `safe' insights into her career that in no way reflect the eclectic mix of music that makes up most of her solo recordings - and indeed, the new music from Blondie. There is no rock - aside from perhaps `Rockbird', though that is pretty light-on in presentation - and rock was still very much an important part of her solo work before Blondie reformed.
Fortunately, `Rush Rush' (from `Scarface') made it into the selection, as did her duet with Iggy Pop on `Well Did You Evah!' from the 1990 `Red Hot + Blue' AIDS benefit compilation album. There is also a mildly interesting Stock, Aitkin, Waterman remix of `In Love With Love' (the original appearing on `Rockbird') and the track `Feel The Spin' from the 1985 film, `Krush Groove', along with two additional remixes of `I Want That Man' (original on `Def, Dumb and Blonde').
All in all, some great tracks from Deborah, and there a few essential tracks for aficionados, but this is a desperately unimaginative insight into this section of her career. A better bet is to buy the full solo albums.
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Initial post: 16 Aug 2014 13:38:03 BDT
David Thompson says:
Errr.......now the title of the album is 'Best Of'! and that is what you basically. There is no room to complain!!
Posted on 16 Aug 2014 13:38:46 BDT
David Thompson says:
Errr.......now the title of the album is 'Best Of'! and that is what you basically have. There is no room to complain!!
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