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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 12, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: RCA Victor Europe
  • ASIN: B0000072LI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #155,802 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Fanfare
2. Cold Song
3. Total Eclipse
4. Can't Help Falling In Lov
5. Simple Man
6. Wasting My Time
7. Wayward Sisters
8. Ding Dong
9. You Don't Own Me
10. Der Nussbaum
11. Lightning Strikes
12. The Twist
13. Samson And Delilah

Editorial Reviews

The phenomenon known as Klaus Nomi lasted an all to short period of time. God only knows what could have come later on had he lived. Nomi was bizarre to say the least, exciting at best. Tracks on this compilation include Cold Song / Total Eclipse /.

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Eric McCalla on February 5, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Klaus Nomi was literally in a league of his own creatively in the music world of the 80s. It's not likely we'll ever see his unique style and presentation either on the stage or in the recording studio. Sadly, he passed years ago, thus, we have this wonderful collection of his "greatest" hits to enjoy for many years into the future.
I first saw him on Saturday Night Live with David Bowie, and his look totally intrigued me. I first owned ENCORE on vinyl when I was all of 16 years old. This actually is my second CD copy, the first was stolen!
His voice is haunting, elegiac, and romantic depending on how you listen to the songs and what mood you're in at the time. There's even humor in some pieces, like Total Eclipse, The Twist and You Don't Own Me (made famous by Leslie Gore in the 60s.) Sometimes a song like his aria from Samson and Delilah will make you profoundly sad, and other times you will marvel at the power and artistry he was capable of in so many styles of music, from rock n' roll to opera.
Every track is a keeper but especially these gems: Total Eclipse (you can see a live performance clip in the movie URGH!), Cold Song, A Simple Man, Wasting My Time, You Don't Own Me, and of course, the magnificent aria from Samson and Delilah (which I believe is from the Massenet version, likely available in its entirety, with other soloists, on several CD recordings.)
If you own only one NOMI collection, this is THE ONE.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By sjoy@webtv.net on June 15, 1998
Format: Audio CD
My wife and I were Dj's in Iowa in the early-80's and believe it or not, Klaus was very popular. Great music to dance to and very 80's. Some faves, Lighting Strikes" and our Number One reguest "You Don't Know Me". I remember these songs as being very popular in France, too! It is too bad that Klaus died of AIDS in the prime of his career.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 3, 1997
Format: Audio CD
This is the third and last of Nomi's albums made while he was still alive.
It is mostly a Best Of, but it also contains new tracks such as "Der Nussbaum" (Schuman), a live track of "Total Eclipse", and "I Can't Help Falling in Love" in a little strange version.
That CD also includes older songs: "Lightning Strikes", "The Twist", "Samson and Delilah", "The Witch is Dead"...
Even if there is no really new song, "ENCORE" is still worthy.
Try it and you will love it. END
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By BLUE alien on August 2, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Throw all your genres out the window and break out the black lipstick, and be sure and either rent or buy a balcony to stand on and lipsynch... Klaus's distinct ability to transport people to places they've never even dreamed about is in the air on this album, and double plus good, it's a cosmic smattering of all things nomi...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SherrinB on June 16, 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
However, the sound on this pieced-together recording was tinny and blurred. Nomi and his place in the downtown scene, which I researched on Wikipedia and You-Tube was new to me and fascinating. I was glad to hear the songs that he made his own, but overall this was a disappointing CD.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jose on March 17, 2013
Format: Audio CD
klaus nomi is the funiest singer of the 80's new wave. this is a collection of amazing songs , but is worth to own all the original albums with all the songs, this man is very good, with his high pitch voice, countertenor reject of the berlin conservatory, together with nina hagen
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