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... all you're after is a simple collection of your favourite Housemartins songs
on 28 December 2014
If all you're after is a simple collection of your favourite Housemartins songs, then this CD is probably not for you. Sure enough, some of the classics are there, but there are a number of alternative (and, IMHO, inferior) versions thrown in as well. For example, Freedom, Flag Day and my own personal favourite Think For A Minute, are all represented by poorer versions than those on the original studio albums. Anxious is missing entirely. There are also a few previously unreleased songs on here, and you can see why they've not seen the light of day before! I did look at a different compilation CD, and although Anxious was on it, Freedom was missing, which was why I went for this one. With the benefit of hindsight, that was probably a mistake.