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Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

27 Mar 2001
4.8 out of 5 stars 112 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 27 Mar. 2001
  • Release Date: 27 Mar. 2001
  • Label: Chrysalis Inc
  • Copyright: (C) 2001 Capitol Records, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:11:48
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  • ASIN: B001JK2VMK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 112 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 649 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)
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If you love Billy Idol's songs but don't have any of his CDs, then this is really the only CD you'll need to buy. All of his top charting singles are here in this, the definitive GREATEST HITS of The Sneering One. :)
William Broad (his real name as most people know by now) came out of England's brief Punk Rock era in the late 1970's with his band Generation X (by far predating the common use of the term which only came into vogue in the '90's). When the band broke up in 1981, Billy then moved to New York City to pursue stardom on his own. Dissatisfied with some of the limitations of Punk, he sought to blend all of his influences--part Punk, part New Wave, and with a healthy dose of good ol' fashioned R & R--to create a sound that was all his.
He got his wish when he hooked up with pyrotechnical guitar wizard Steve Stevens, an American who had been involved with Punk on our side of the Atlantic and was also looking to branch out musically. Quickly signed to Chrysalis Records after releasing a successful EP (which included an amazing five-minute cover of the Tommy James and the Shondells classic "Mony Mony"), Billy Idol recorded his debut self-titled full-length LP in 1982 and took the world by storm. With the advent of MTV at around that time, millions of rock fans got to see Billy's showmanship talents and rugged good looks up front, as well as hear the cool music he made. With FM-radio staples such as "White Wedding," "Dancing With Myself" (a coy allusion to, er, self-gratification, and which he had originally sang with Generation X), and "Hot In The City," Billy achieved near-instant stardom.
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By Spider Monkey HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 7 Nov. 2007
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This is a great collection of Billy Idols music and the best place to start if you're new to him. It has all of his best and well known hits and is perfect eighties nostalgia, as well as being great rock music as well. You'll be surprised at how many tracks you know and at how good his voice is. The last two new tracks of a live acoustic 'Rebel yell' and 'Don't you (forget about me)' are particularly good and an excellent way to finish a top CD of rocking music. Well worth a try.

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He's got it..a great star that's what he is.Pity now that he's not selling many records as he used to do.GREAT VOICE He can sing like Elvis like Jim whatever you want..about the songs ? who doesn't like eyes without a face,flesh for fantasy,dancing with myself..if you dont have any of his discs start from here.All of his works have excellent productio.It worths the money.
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For a 'budget' best of this packs a punch. Not only does it focus on the cream of Billy's ouput, but also includes a Simple Mind's cover version that was made for him (ie it sounds great). The real plus on this disc is the mastering, which is sympathetic yet crisp and punchy. I am a casual Idol fan to be honest, remembering the classics "Eyes Without A Face", "Rebel Yell" (both here is full length) and "White Wedding", but the rest of the stuff is good too.
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As a Hobby DJ I have to keep my music selection relevant, wide spread of styles and it has to be quality production. This Album has many popularly requested tracks and others which are useful for any DJ or Anybody with a taste for this style of music
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By A Customer on 3 Jun. 2001
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"White Wedding" was the extent of my Billy Idol knowledge recently. Until I borrowed this album from a mate, and I was way impressed.
Im only 17 and I rate this as high quality material, the version of "Don't You (Forget about me)", which is a new recording is excellent.
You'll probably be suprised as to how many Billy Idol songs you know, and if your not then you'll be suprised as to how many you'll like.
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Cd is excellent, each track is great to listen to. If your looking for a billy idol cd this is the one. Took a while for it to arrive, but well worth the wait.
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This CD was bought as a gift for my mother, a long time fan, and it arrived on time and in pristine condition, and works perfectly. It is exactly what was expected from the given description - no complaints.
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