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on 5 October 2015
To me, Golden Earring have, for much of the time, been one-hit wonders from the early 70s when I bought their "Radar Love" single, after seeing the promo film of them performing it on "The Old Grey Whistle Test". Despite Whisperin' Bob rather sneering at the band, I loved it. It was only many years later when I discovered Dutch rock station Arrow Classic Rock (used to be on medium wave/AM - now can get it on internet) that I realised that some of unfamiliar rather storming numbers they played were most likely by Golden Earring. "Twilight Zone" was a particular favourite.

This collection starts with 60s era stuff recorded as "The Golden Earrings" on the first half of the first CD. Some of these are quite engaging, others forgettable. They seemed to have a Spinal Tap type career development if missing out the "Listen to the Flower People" stage. Of the rest of the material, for those less familiar with this band's output, it is probably fair to say that "Radar Love", with its thundering drums and screaming/soloing guitars, is a little atypical. Much of the other material is far lighter and more 'poppy' in style, although there is plenty here to like. Other favourites here are "She Flies on Strange Wings", "Bombay", "Weekend Love", and "Burning Stuntman".

The insert with the CD is somewhat 'minimalist' in info contained. Neither dates of release nor source albums are given for the tracks. 'Red Bullet' have put out some vital re-issues of Dutch bands' albums from the 70s forward, but they could put a bit more into this aspect.
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on 26 December 2012
In the late 70's Radar Love was "the" party hit. I bought as many of Earing's LP's as I could but sadly they were damaged so this compilation held a promise of a trip down memory lane. I have not been dissapointed and to how have two CD's with most of their music which shows their progression over their "life" as a group is great. For me their "Twilight Zone" is even greater than Radar Love but their are many more in the selection which are great.
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on 22 December 2011
Excellent 2 disc collection, charting the development of the band from melodic 'Hollies' type songs to raunchy Radar Love etc.
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on 24 September 2015
A good 'highlights/anthology' of the band's body of work. However what is really really disappointing is that whilst the track 'Twlight Zone' is stated to be the full length 7.55 album version on the track listing, what you actually get is the short 'radio edit' version. As this is my absolute favourite GE track, for me it really spoils the whole collection.
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on 19 July 2015
A great if somewhat in the UK at least underrated Dutch band. The disc spans most of their long career and I particularly liked hearing their early Dutch hits BACK HOME and BUDDY JOE. Listening again to these tracks took me back in time to the days of the pirate radio stations Radio North Sea and Radio Veronica who always belted these song out on the airwaves in the early 70's. When seeing them live (last time was a all-nighter at the old King Cross Cinema) I loved watching the drummer leap over his drum set often into the audience! The disc is well worth the money.
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on 2 July 2014
Seen them 3 times. Twice in Holland, once in London.
This cd realy is THE VERY BEST!
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on 28 January 2015
What a band still going after all these years, still touring in Holland and still recording superb track, this best of demonstrates this fact, they are very good!
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on 7 July 2016
BOught because I really like one of the songs on the CD after hearing it on the radio little bit disappointed with the rest of the CD
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on 22 December 2014
Excellent, but I enjoyed Moontan more.
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on 27 December 2015
A good collection of songs.
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