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  • Audio CD (April 18, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Arista
  • ASIN: B00002SWLP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,886 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. All that She Wants
2. The Sign
3. Everytime It Rains
4. Beautiful Life
5. Cruel Summer
6. Don't Turn Around
7. Lucky Love (Acoustic Version)
8. Always Have, Always Will
9. Life is a Flower
10. C'est La Vie
11. Lucky Love (Frankie Knuckles Mix)
12. Beautiful Life (Junior Vasquez Mix)

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ACE OF BASE GREATEST HITS

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Well now you can get this awesome cd and have all of their great songs on one cd.
Dennis Dornfest
Points are also deducted for annoying remixes at the end, an only semi-chronological track order, and the fact that no new songs are included.
Matt J. Craven
Ace Of Base are the best.this album is one of the best the everytime it rains remix is the best.
Liz Pfeffer

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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By J. Stearns on April 28, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Don't get me wrong. I am, in no way, putting down Ace of Base. Honestly, I do not think they have received their much deserved credit here in the US. Arista has never fully promoted the group well after their disappointing follow-up ("The Bridge") to the mega-hit album "The Sign." This "Greatest Hits" package is OK, but by no means a solid Grade-A compilation. Granted, it has essential tracks like "All That She Wants," and "The Sign," but is missing some major works like "Never Gonna Say I'm Sorry," and the original album version of "Everytime It Rains." While it does include some European gems such as "Life Is A Flower," it lacks on new material, only supplying "C'est La Vie (Always 21)" from their much more comprehensive Euro hits package "Singles of the 90s." The inclusion of their newest songs "Hello Hello" and "Love In December" would have helped immensely. Instead, we get two so-so remixes of songs that are better left untouched. Bypass this collection and shell out the bucks for "Singles of the 90s."
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "karlarrec1" on August 9, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I'm a fan of Ace of Base and yet I was still disappointed with this compilation. For starters only six of the 12 tracks were actual singles. Arista apparently didn't think "Living In Danger" being a Top 20 hit wasn't "great" enough. And then we get to the confusing stuff...Arista claimed in 1998 that "Life is a Flower" was too European; they made Ace of Base re-do the song ("Whenever You're Near Me" was the result). But now, after "Life is a Flower" became the #1 airplay song of 1998 in Europe, apparently it's not too European. And then Arista chooses the poorest ("C'est la Vie (Always 21)")of the 3 new songs Ace of Base recorded for this compilation album. The other 2 unbeleivably awesome songs can be found on the European counterpart to this album, "Singles of the 90s," which doesn't use 2 pointless remixes to fill up space. Needless to say, Arista had nothing to do with the release of "Singles" - which is probably why it is so much better. Shell out the extra 10 dollars for "Singles of the 90s." The only positive thing that comes out of this is the extraordinary Metro remix of "Everytime It Rains" which is only available in its original version on "Singes of the 90s."
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jonason Keeton on April 18, 2000
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This isn't quite what I was expecting. After Arista changed their minds a thousand times, I was expecting a much different tracklisting than what this CD has to offer -- which isn't a bad thing!
The set includes non-US hits Life is a Flower (the much better version of the "Americanized" Whenever You're Near Me) and retro-sounding Always Have, Always Will as well as well-known hits like The Sign, All That She Wants, and Beautiful Life. While it is curiously missing Living in Danger, Never Gonna Say I'm Sorry and Whenever You're Near Me, it goes on to include 2 remixes by Frankie Knuckles and Junior Vasquez instead.
The highlight of the CD is the inclusion of the Metro dance remix of Everytime It Rains, quite possibly their best song ever. Those unfamiliar with the song may want to check the original ballad version on the Cruel Summer album also. The new version of ETIR makes the Greatest Hits CD worth the purchase for this song alone. Overall, this album is sure to please anyone needing a pick-me-up song or something to get the dance floor moving!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Steve Grobschmidt on April 18, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Ace of Base took the world by storm with "The Sign," but unfortunately, they never achieved similar success in the U.S. afterwards. Their second album "The Bridge" was absolutely wonderful, and countered any claims that all their music sounds the same. "Cruel Summer" further proved their versatility. This Greatest Hits album is just a sample of their enjoyable style, from the familiar "classics" to relatively-unknown gems like "Life is a Flower" and "Everytime It Rains." Anyone who bought AOB's first album but gave up on them afterwards, give them ONE more try! And if you enjoy the Greatest Hits, buy "The Bridge" too. The ABBA comparisons are largely unfair....this group really has produced some stellar songs throughout the '90s.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. Harbach on April 27, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I honestly don't understand why people insist this is such a mediocre album. After all, these are Ace of Base's biggest hits, they would not necessarily be on here if people didn't listen to them.

1. All That She Wants - (4/5) One of their first big hits in the U.S. Very simplistic song with infectious reggae beats.

2. The Sign - (5/5) Another big hit for them that made them huge in the U.S. (In the 90's anyway.) Once again, very simple lyrics to go with the simple lyrics. Not the best vocals from Jenny or Linn, but still a worthy song.

3. Everytime It Rains - (6/5) First, mad props for making it more upbeat and danceable. The album version on Cruel Summer is horrible. This should have been a release in the U.S. I don't think it would have created the splash that "The Sign" did, but still would have done nicely on the Dance Charts. Lyrics are sometimes silly. ("I feel you, I taste you, I cannot forget, Everytime it rains, I get wet").

4. Beautiful Life - (6/5) Their first single from The Bridge and a great one at that. The quartet left the reggae beats behind for a more infectious piano intro that goes straight into dancing bliss. Another excellent single which should have done better than the Top 20 in the U.S.

5. Cruel Summer - (3/5) The mediocre cover that saw their status on the charts fading. Granted it was their last Top 10 hit, it didn't cause the uproar they wanted for their third album. The song, though danceable, sounds way too much like filler.

6. Don't Turn Around - (4/5) It's kind of odd considering that all their singles from The Sign are first on the listing, but I guess it's good to come back to their trite formula of simple lyrics and the reggae beats. Usually I skip this one though.

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