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Bananarama - Greatest Hits Import, Original recording remastered

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Venus
  2. I Heard A Rumour
  3. Love In The First Degree
  4. I Can't Help It
  5. I Want You Back
  6. Love Truth And Honesty
  7. Nathan Jones
  8. Really Saying Something
  9. Shy Boy
  10. Robert De Niro's Waiting
  11. Cruel Summer
  12. It Ain't What You Do
  13. Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)
  14. Rough Justice
  15. Trick Of The Night
  16. Aie A Mwana
  17. Venus (12 Inch Hellfire Mix)
  18. Love In The First Degree (Eurobeat Style)
  19. Preacher Man (7-Inch Mix)
  20. Bananarama & Lananeeneenoonoo Help


Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 15, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Wea International
  • ASIN: B00002DE4T
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,217 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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All right, this class is BANM-52, for those of you into 80's music studies, and the required text here is Bananarama's Greatest Hits Collection. I would've recommended their first and fourth studio albums, whose key tracks comprise this compilation, but they are criminally hard to get and/or out-of-print. No matter, this single CD collection will do.
For most 80's music fans, their barn-burning cover of Shocking Blue's "Venus" and "Cruel Summer" are their two most famous songs. Don't worry--they're here. Their fourth album Wow boasted five singles, all here, and that was when they exploded, becoming part of the Stock-Aitken-Waterman bubblegum machine. However, I would like to point out that the single versions of "I Want You Back" and their cover of the Supremes' post-Diana Ross hit "Nathan Jones" are on this collection, and are much better than the originals on Wow.
The song distribution per album is as follows, with (C) indicating cover songs:
Deep Sea Skiving (4)--"Aie A Mwana" (C), "He Was Really Sayin' Somethin'", "Shy Boy", "Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)" (C)
Bananarama (2)--"Cruel Summer", "Robert De Niro's Waiting"
True Confessions (2)--"Venus" (C), "Trick Of The Night"
Wow (5)--"I Heard A Rumour", "Love In The First Degree", "I Can't Help It", "I Want You Back", "Nathan Jones" (C)
(New) (2)--"Love Truth And Honesty", "Help!" (C)
That's consistent with how I feel--Wow and Deep Sea Skiving were Bananarama at their best, their self-titled album being the worst.
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The import version of Bananrama's Greatest Hits is slightly different than the original U.S. release. This version has a few extra tracks and doesn't include the cover of the Beatles song "Help." Banarama's Greatest Hits covers most of their popular singles from the first 10 years of their career. I would have liked to see less popular songs like "More Than Physical" make the track list but maybe one day their will be a Bananarama box set or something. But this set is awesome because it includes on of my favorite Bananarama songs "Rough Justice." The set opens with the mid 80's hit "Venus." Other popular songs on the set include "Cruel Summer," "I Heard A Rumor," and "Robert Deniro's Waiting." If you bought the U.S. version the import is worth checking out for the additional songs. The remixes are pretty cool.
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After twenty some years, I still love the groovey tunes of the Bananarama girls. I could listen to songs like "Robert DeNiro's Waiting," "Cruel Summer," and my fav-o-rite Bananarama tune "Love, Truth and Honesty," a million times and never tire of them. This is a great compliation. And the extra tune with The Fun Boy Three brings back many wonderful memories on mid-80 dance parties. Long Live Bananarama!!
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By A Customer on October 11, 1999
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Unfortunately, this greatest hits collection borrows heavily from later albums, which weren't all that great. The best album remains their first one, "Deep Sea Skiving," which unfortunately is not available. The pure, unadulterated fun and girlish exuberance of that album was never equalled since.
Then came the album simply titled "Bananarama." It had "Cruel Summer" on it, but for me the slide had begun. Gone was the exuberant fun, replaced with a much slicker face (both in the music itself and in the girls' new glamorous appearance). It took away most of the fun for me.
If you can find "Deep Sea Skiving" anywhere, get it. That's the best Bananarama.
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I love Bananarama and this collection of their biggest hits before
Siobhan Fahey left the group is excellent. Although they hit the Hot 100 11 times, only 3 of those songs made the Top 40 (Cruel Summer, Venus, and I Heard a Rumour). Those songs plus many of their other hits are included here. However, one thing I do hate is when a record company puts out a Greatest Hits package and leaves off some of the songs that were released as singles. Most Greatest Hits packages do this, and this one is no exception. The key tracks missing here are the title song from the movie "The Wild Life" (which peaked at #70 in 1984) and "More Than Physical" (which peaked at #73 in 1986). Since this was issued, they have issued a package called "The Essentials" which includes all of their Hot 100 hits (including the 2 songs missing on this CD). So, if you want all the Hot 100 hits, skip this one and buy "The Essentials". If you just want the Top 40 hits plus some great dance tunes, this will suffice.
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A Kid's Review on July 24, 2001
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I absolutely love this album. It is a great collection of upbeat, pleasant and fun music to listen to. I especially like to listen to them in the car when the trip is long and the traffic is bad out there.
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great music stands the test of time... always. there were so many groups in the 1980s, and they produced a string of hits. but do you listen to them and appreciate them adter ten or twenty, or more years... if you do, then they produced a memorable record.

bananarama, in my opinion, stood the test of time. all their hits are still cropping up in radio stations, cd players, ipods, computers, and what not.

they are fun, the songs are catchy and dancable. and though they are slowly being overtaken by the artists of today, they were unbelievably great, and atill aew...

this album represents a collection of their very first hits in the 1980s. and it is with great pleasure that i review them for the fun, lightness, dancability and staying power that they have in my collective memory.
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