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5.0 out of 5 stars A decade of pure genius, 22 Nov 2013
This review is from: The Best of Keane - Deluxe Editon (Audio CD)
A great celebration of of fantastic band. For me, Keane are the most original and creative band to emerge from the last decade. Their output speaks for itself, not least the fabulous collection of B-sides on the deluxe version, which I have always thought warrant being made into an album in their own right.
I don't really understand some of the criticisms made in other reviews on here. The album does what it says on the tin, it is Keane's greatest hits. It may be called The Best of Keane, but it's meant to be a greatest hits collection with a few added extras. It's as simple as that, and either you like the music or you don't.
I have bought the album, even though I own all the albums, just to complete my collection. If people don't like the hits, then you can always make your own collection on iTunes etc. This album may not be everyone's 'best of' Keane collection, but this is what mp3 and players are for, so that you can make your own playlists!
It's great to have an album with all the singles together. I have spent the last half hour in a constant state of goose-pimples, such is the touching nature and musical quality of their songs. The songs are especially meaningful for me, living not far from their home county of Sussex. Many of their songs conjure up beautiful images of nostalgia, friendships and love, lost and found, in and around the sleepy town of Battle.
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Initial post: 23 Nov 2013 06:55:44 GMT
Great assessment of a fantastic collection. If I have one minor quibble, it's that (not including live versions or remixes) there are still a few missing b-sides: "She Opens Her Eyes", "Untitled 2", "Tyderian", "Enjoy the Silence" (still available only on a rare USB stick format) and "She Sells Sanctuary". Understandably their special release/benefit album songs "The Night Sky", "Under Pressure" and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" aren't here either.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Nov 2013 12:22:19 GMT
C. Page says:
Thanks for your kind words. I agree with you, and I think a definition collection of all their b-sides, non-album tracks, covers and general unreleased material is definitely called for! Their output is so amazing and varied, not forgetting of course their version of Bootylicious from their live lounge session on radio one! Though I do have my own collection of these on my Spotify account, and most Keane fans will aware of the unreleased material, but I think it's good to show it to the world like they have done with this deluxe edition. It showcases what a prolific and versatile band they are. Many people may not even realise that Tim has written songs for the likes of Gwen Stefani. Coldplay also have a good amount of unreleased tracks trod as flip sides to their singles.
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