Learn more Download now Browse your favorite restaurants Shop now Shop now flip flip flip Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more

Customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Of Shocking Blue
Format: Audio CD|Change
Price:£4.73+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime

on 3 November 2014
Just an incredible compilation of rock / pop songs that really grab you. It's a group that I'd never heard of until recently, although they apparently sold truck-loads in Europe. In truth, I wasn't even born until around the end of their career, so it's perhaps not surprising, but it goes to show that they don't have the same profile in Britain as other groups from that era. Of course, everyone knows the song 'Venus', but I wonder how many people know the original.

I don't think I will ever tire of listening to this CD. The band are excellent musicians and Mariska Veres has a haunting voice that is all the more endearing for its Dutch pronunciation.
|0Comment|Report abuse
on 30 November 2017
A lot better than I thought it was going to be as I only bought it for one track. A happy bunny.
|0Comment|Report abuse
on 12 August 2013
Always loved this group ever since my late teenage days when i listened to Radio Veronica on 675 medium wave..
Venus, Mighty Joe, Never marry a railroad man, which is my favourite, and Hello Darkness etc.A great group with a powerful voiced female lead singer, not this crap you hear today. Buy it, you will not be disappointed, if you are, then you don't know music.
One person found this helpful
|0Comment|Report abuse
on 2 November 2012
Shocking blue were in the UK at least if not other countries a very underated band. They did alot more than VENUS ,listen to their stuff with this album.
2 people found this helpful
|0Comment|Report abuse
on 27 June 2015
Not my cup of tea. But don't be put off by my rating.
|0Comment|Report abuse
on 25 August 2016
|0Comment|Report abuse
on 4 July 2014
|0Comment|Report abuse
on 15 October 2015
Good dutch artists.
|0Comment|Report abuse
VINE VOICEon 19 November 2005
I don't know how good their albums were, but this collection of Shocking Blue's singles is pretty formidable stuff. All but the last few tracks are catchy, direct examples of good pop, driven home harder by Mariska Veres' fierce voice and Robbie van Leeuwen's crackling guitar lines. The first track sounds out of place as it was made before Veres joined the band, but each of the next twelve tracks are instant winners. Only the last two Veres solo efforts from the late 1970s let the side down. These lack the rock influence and pander to commercial country and disco tastes of their era. Otherwise, it's gorgeous fare.
7 people found this helpful
|0Comment|Report abuse
on 16 February 2015
Shocking Blue were a dutch group who had a big hit in the Uk with "Venus" covered by Bananarama A good selection of there dutch hits is included here but the "Singles A's and B's" CD Album is more definitive
|0Comment|Report abuse

Customers also viewed these items

The Blue Box

Need customer service? Click here