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  • Audio CD (4 Jun. 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: 7ts
  • ASIN: B00008IUWQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 186,195 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Always & Ever
  2. Cool Cool Cat
  3. Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts?
  4. Teen Canteen
  5. Blue Moon
  6. Really Goin' Out Of My Mind
  7. Doo Wah Diddy
  8. You Are Love
  9. Multiplication
  10. I Wish That I Could Undo All The Bad That I Have Done
  11. Footsteps
  12. Tribute
  13. Good Timing
  14. You Always Stand Me Up
  15. Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp A Bomp A Bomp)
  16. Do It Again
  17. Goody Goody
  18. I Want You to Be My Girl
  19. Soul And Inspiration
  20. Run for Your Life

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This is the third CD of the SWW 'singles' trilogy of albums released by Cherry Red's 7T's Label. This Awesome CD covers the years from 1980-1983. During this period the band released their final five singles on Arista, another two on former label Bell and a further three on a new label when they moved to RCA. The first track on this CD, "Always & Ever", is one of my favourites and sadly failed to chart in the UK, although a version with the second verse sung in german did reach the top 50 in the german charts and that version also appeared on the german "BRIGHT LIGHTS" LP. There's also the last UK hits, "Why Do Lovers Break Each Other's Hearts?", "Footsteps", "Multiplication", ""Blue Moon" and "Who Put The Bomp". There are also another four singles here that, again, sadly failed to chart in the UK, "Do Wah Diddy Diddy", "Good Timing", "Goody Goody", and the great Righteous Brothers ballad "You're My Soul & Inspiration", which should have been a hit in my humble opinion. Again there are some great B sides too. My favourites are "Cool Cool Cat", "Teen Canteen", "Tribute" and the beautiful ballad "I Wish That I Could Undo All The Bad That I Have Done". "Run For Your Life", the B side of what would be the last single for 4 years - "You're My Soul & Inspiration", closes the album. Their next single was "Why" / "Out On The Town" (Tiger/Island-1987). I think this single would have been a good addition to this CD, but I guess the reason it's not included may be because in the 4 intervening years three members had left the band and lead guitarist Ray Martinez joined, so it wasn't the original line up.Read more ›
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The third and final volume of Showaddywaddy's singles collection - this covers 1980-1983 and includes 3 singles released by RCA records in 1982 / 1983 (this explains the 'Plus' in the title).
Moments of excellence (You Are Love, Soul & Inspiration, I Want You To Be My Girl, Run For Your Life, Multiplication) alongside quite frankly, three of their worst ever songs - 'Good Timing' (a cover), 'Do It Again' and 'Tribute'.
Dave Bartram (lead singer) also did a brilliant solo single in 1983 ('Black Ice' / 'Excitement') which would have been a worthy inclusion as it was released between 'Goody Goody' and 'Soul & Inspiration' I think, but I guess getting the rights etc. proved too difficult. Whatever, the quality of the A-Sides on this collection is consistent and most of the self-written B-Sides are also strong.
Although their most successful period ended in late 1979, some of these singles still hit the Top 40 and 'Who Put The Bomp?' was their last TOTP performance in September 1982.
It's great to have all of their singles collected together over 3 CD's (including 23 Top 40 entries over 9 years!) and I recommend the 3 volumes to all lovers of energetic pop music that you can listen to many times over.
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I have always been a fan of the self penned tracks that Showaddywaddy used as their B sides and this albulm doesn't disappoint with 2 of my favourites Teen Canteen & Cool Cool Cat included here. Although these tracks represent the start of the group's decline as a chart act, tracks such as Why Do Lovers Break each Others Hearts? and Multiplication revive memories of the always brilliant stage show that the band put together. They may be touring just now as part of their 30th anniversary celebrations but the music is as fresh and alive as it was during their hey-days of the 70's and early 80's. They "Always and Ever" have been my "Soul and Inspiration" and its "Goody Goody" to see their albums being rereleased on CD so all you "Cool Cool Cat"s get yourselves out of the "Teen Canteen" and pay "Tribute " to The Greatest Rock'N'Roll Band In The Land-Showaddywaddy. Get out there, buy the album and lets here the boys "Do It Again"
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