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  • Audio CD (14 Oct. 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: B-Unique
  • ASIN: B00006RYKX
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,398 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. All or Nothing - Starsailor
  2. Power of Love - Feeder
  3. Killer - Sugababes
  4. House of the Rising Sun - Muse
  5. Nothing Compares To U - Stereophonics
  6. Dub Be Good To Me - Faithless and Dido
  7. Merry Christmas Everyone - Oasis
  8. Something in the Air - Elbow
  9. Back to Life - The Reelists featuring Ms. Dynamite
  10. Out of Time - Manic Street Preachers
  11. Come on Eileen - Badly Drawn Boy with Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
  12. Ghost Town - Prodigy
  13. Firestarter - Jimmy Eat World
  14. Pretty Flamingo - Darius
  15. Dreams - More Fire Crew featuring Gabriele
  16. Back For Good - McAlmont & Butler

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1 Love, like its predecessor--1995's Help!--is an ambitious, admirable and artistically satisfying attempt to raise money for the War Child charity by having great bands cover great songs. Brian Eno--patron of War Child, producer and general bald-headed genius--and his team have raised the game this time by limiting the choice of songs to number one singles.

The choice of tracks is interesting in itself. Take, for instance, McAlmont and Butler's soulful approach to Take That's outstanding "Back for Good"--a song that had been blighted by both writer and performers. Dido (and Faithless) are the perfect interpreters of Beats International's "Dub Be Good to Me" (although tragically they omit the gibberish opening) and Jimmy Eat World transform Prodigy's "Firestarter" from the original claustrophobic car crash into something else entirely, simply by stripping it down to bass, drums and guitar.

The only real disasters are Elbow, catatonically murdering Thunderclap Newman's classic "Something in the Air" (their "Independent Woman" was so much better), Muse's "House of the Rising Sun", which sounds exactly as you'd expect, and Feeder covering Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "The Power of Love" rather than the Marty McFly adrenaline surge of the Huey Lewis and the News version. To their credit, they offer up a sublimely creepy vision, shimmering with emotion and based around an unobtrusive acoustic guitar. The record is essential, if nothing else, for Noel Gallagher's acoustic "Merry Christmas Everyone". --Ben Johncock

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Format: Audio CD
Having seen the track listing for this CD, along with the artists covering the songs, I was intrigued enough to purchase it - the fact that the proceeds go to "charideee mate" was the clincher.
I've not been disappointed. In most cases, rather than just covering the song, attempts have been made to do something a little different.
In a few cases, the song has been somewhat "slimmed down" from the original. The Power of Love by Feeder is much less flamboyant than the Frankie Goes to Hollywood version - but it makes interesting listening. I would certainly disagree with Amazon's reviewer's interpretation of it being a "Disaster".
Nothing Compares to You with just Kelly Jones of Stereophonics and an acoustic guitar is definitely worth a listen, and Come on Eileen with Jules Holland on the piano is just plain superb.
If you enjoy cover versions, you'll find some great one's here, and if you don't - open your mind and give these a try. It's for a good cause, after all.
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Wow. What an album. The stars have given it their best for charity. This is a great compilation. Some of the biggest names of music give us an album that crosses tastes and genres but still every track is great. The highlight is undoubtably muse's version of 'house of the rising sun', in which Matt Belamy stamps his vocal depth and talent all over a classic. The song grows and grows and is surely a sign that muse still have there best to come.
The track list is great through out. With songs you thought you hated such as the soppy 'back for good' being transformed, Mcalmont and Butler change it into an indie gem of a track.
The most positive feature of this album is that all the bands are able to stamp there own paticalur style and sound over there songs. Each band has brought somthing new to each song and avoided just going through the motions of covering a song. Even pop acts such as Darius and the Sugar Babes manage to prove they are able to use artistic liecence in creating there songs. Things that you thought would never work such as Kelly jones and the sterophonics doing 'nothing compares to you' turn out to be a brillant mix of great song writing and masterful performance.
The one real let down was the Oasis version of 'Merry Xmas everyone'. I made the mistake of sitting down and anticipaing the shout of 'its CHRISTMAS' in Liams usuall 'suttle' voice, yet it was an anticliamx to only get an acoustic Noel sang version. Still once you judged it on merit it was a well executed effort.
This album will be a talked about classic for yeasr to come. Yes we should all buy it because its a charity album, but this one is so good. A must buy.
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There aren't enough stars in the cosmos to describe this album, and there is no way i can truly reflect the quality of the music enclosed therein. Quite simply it features some of the best modern day bands and groups covering some of the best (and somethimes most unlikely) hits of all time.
Although there isn't a poor track here, i seriously recommend Stereophonics 'Nothing Compares 2 You'- his voice was good for Handbags, but it is awsome here. Oasis performing 'Merry Xmas Everybody' is a sheer novelty, whereas Badly Drawn Boy & Jools Hollands rendition of Come On Eileen just goes to show how good modern covers can be.
Great music supporting a great charity- it's a must to buy this album.
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By A Customer on 16 Oct. 2002
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Although an album of cover versions may not appeal to many music buyers, I can strongly recommend this album. It combines the cream of current talent with a collection of fantastic number one's from the last fifty years. The haunting quality of Kelly Jones singing 'Nothing Compares 2 U' and the enthusiastic version of 'Out of Time' by the Manic Street Preachers defines an album of suberb quality, both by performance and by material. I should not rave about this album so early on from it's release, but to date I have had nothing but enjoyment from listening to it.
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5 stars for the charity and always 5 stars for an album with a great indie christmas tune on it. You see every year I create a playlist or CD for my friends instead of Christmas cards.
I've been doing this for ten years, so I'm constantly on the lookout for cool new Christmas songs. This album has given me a couple of top indie xmas tunes for the playlists.
I've now compiled the playlists into a blog. To see the playlists from previous years check http://xmassongblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Or follow @xmassongblog to hear new the coolest alternative xmas songs when they are released.
but what I really need is new songs so f you can recommend any good Christmas music tweet me or email me xmassongblog@outlook.com.
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By Robbie Swale VINE VOICE on 24 Mar. 2004
Format: Audio CD
I don’t usually buy compilations, but in this case, I couldn’t resist. With proceeds going to the War Child charity, a collection of modern bands and artists have chosen their favourite number one singles, and recorded cover versions. It’s not life-changing, but it’s good fun!
Obviously it helps if you know both the original tracks and the artists covering, but even if you don’t, what you have here is a collection of classic tracks recorded by accomplished artists (and Darius Danesh).
It is hard to pick out highlights, but for me, three stand out. A measure of the success of a cover version is different depending on who you are. If you are a part of a modern record company marketing pop-music, it seems that closest-to-original is best, but for me, the most interesting are those which provide the biggest artist-song contrast of genre and musical type. The three that follow do this with most exciting effect. Firstly, Muse’s superbly loud version of The Animal’s House Of The Rising Sun. It sounds like it should be a Muse track, and a very good Muse track at that, something that, traditionally, it certainly doesn’t sound like. The second of my highlights is Elbow playing Thunderclap Newman’s Something In The Air. I think, more than anything, what is intriguing is seeing such a boisterous track becoming so ‘Low-Fi’. It does, and the results, are… well… interesting. Finally, Jimmy Eat World’s Firestarter (The Prodigy) springs to mind. A classic dance track being given a tune and some soul by the Ska-Punk band.
There are contributions from Oasis, Stereophonics, Manic Street Preechers and Badly Drawn Boy, (among others,) and there’s something everyone will recognise.
All that, and for a good cause!
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