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Very Best Of
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VINE VOICEon 18 June 2006
I always thought The Lightning Seeds were one of the best pop groups of the 1990's - up there with The Beautiful South. Having had 'Like You Do', their previous best of compilation, for some time now I've often considered investigating their albums. However, unlike The Beautiful South, the album tracks I've heard on the internet seem well below the standard of their singles so I refrained from buying anymore. Apart from 'Like You Do' and 'Jollification', their apparent best album, The Lightning Seeds other albums are actually not that easily available in the shops anymore, but are quite cheap.

Then this new compilation was released and I just had to buy it despite it having thirteen songs which were already on 'Like You Do'. Its 20 tracks, including the now almost obligatory two new ones, compared to the previous album's 16, makes it more comprehensive as Lightning Seeds released one more album, 'Tilt' after the release of 'Like You Do'. To be honest none of the 7 tracks which are on this compilation (including a couple of covers), but aren't on the other, are that memorable. Similarly, I wouldn't really miss the 3 'Like You Do' songs which fail to make this album if I sell the earlier greatest hits. So if you already have 'Like You Do' there isn't a compelling reason for buying this, although there is more music on it. However, if you don't have any Lightning Seeds and enjoy classic, feel good, summery sounding pop songs I heartily recommend this. All the classics such as 'Lucky You', 'The Life Of Riley', 'What You Say,' 'You Showed Me 'Change', 'Sense', 'Perfect', 'Marvellous' and 'Pure' - weren't they good at one word titles? - are on both compilations, as is naturally the wretched football song 'Three Lions'. To be fair this is one of the better football songs, along with New Order's 'World In Motion' - but that's not saying much as nearly all other footie songs are dreck!
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on 8 June 2006
"Like you do" - the last Seeds "Best of" - came out before their last proper album, the brilliant "Tilt". So it's a pity that this new selection has only one track from Tilt ("What If"). I would have chosen at least two more from "City Bright Stars", "Sweetest Soul Sensations", "Get it Right" or "All The Things".
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on 5 August 2009
Has all the good, well known bits of the Lightning Seeds plus a few others - still good. Woirth buying even if you only know the more popular ones.
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on 10 October 2013
A great opportunity to collect this reminder of the Lightening Seeds, a good collection of their best and to a great standard.
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on 7 April 2015
yep! best of lightning seeds that's for sure!
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on 7 February 2009
I had wanted this CD for ages. So glad I managed to find it on Amazon. Delivered to your door. What could be easier?
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on 19 January 2016
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