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Essential

YelloAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (March 30, 1993)
  • Original Release Date: 1993
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fontana Island
  • ASIN: B000005HU8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,255 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Oh Yeah
2. The Race
3. Drive/Driven
4. Rubberbandman
5. Vicious Games
6. Tied Up
7. Lost Again
8. I Love You
9. Of Course I'm Lying
10. Pinball Cha Cha
11. Bostich
12. Desire
13. Jungle Bill
14. Call It Love
15. Goldrush
16. Rhythm Divine

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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ORIGINAL MIXES ARE BETTER July 28, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I LIKE YELLO MORE THAN MOST BUT I JUST COULD NOT GET INTO THE "RE-MIXES" I HEAR ON THIS. I KNOW WE'RE TALKING MORE MONEY HERE, BUT BUY "FLAG","STELLA" &"YOU GOTTA SAY YES" INSTEAD. THOSE ARE CLASSIC PIECES OF ORIGINAL MUSIC THAT SHOULD NOT BE MESSED WITH. RE-MIXES ARE FOR HARD-CORE FANS ONLY. "BEST OFS" SHOULD PROVIDE NEW FANS WITH A PROPER INTRO TO THE GROUP, AND THIS DOES NOT. THAT SAID, I CANNOT GIVE LESS THAN 3 STARS TO A GROUP THIS TALENTED. "FLAG" IS THE ONE TO BUY.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bostitch. March 22, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Yello is one of those duos that everyone knows their music but no one can say who they are. Their song "Oh Yeah" was featured in the 80's classic "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" starring Matthew Broderick, and it was also featured in the not-so-classic "The Secret Of My Success" starring Michael J. Fox. Some of the other tracks here were used in the film "Nuns On The Run" starring Eric Idle of Monty Python fame. This career spanning collection of 16 tracks is a great compilation. Call them what you will, weird, eccentric, bizarre, they still know how to make unique and interesting, and even funny music. Yello doesn't sound like any one else on the market, that's for sure. For those interested in having a great snapshot of Yello this essential collection is perfect. For those wishing to dive deeper into Yello's repertoire, the individual cds are mostly available in America. This is a must have for any rock collector.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ok but not great February 9, 2008
By ahren
Format:Audio CD
I am a Yello fan through and through. I am such a fan that I am having to re-buy some of their earlier albums on CD because I only have them on cassette(they didn't have CDs when I first got into them). So, that being said, here are my thoughts on this album. This is a "best of" with most of the tracks being slightly remixed. I can think of several tracks that are much better than most of the ones that were selected, especially from their "Claro Que Si" and "You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess" albums. The remixes are not as good as the originals either. I was pretty disappointed with this album. I would suggest you just skip this and get the rest of their albums instead. You will appreciate them a lot more.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just Fun September 20, 2001
Format:Audio CD
There are a few albums out there that are just plain fun to listen to. There are even a couple that are actually good musically. This is one of those musical fun albums. "Essential" uses sixteen tracks to cover a ten-year span of their music from 1981 to 1991. All of this music has a good beat to it, creative lyrics, and numerous sound effects.
I wasn't disappointed with any of the tracks on this album, and although a departure from my normal musical tastes, I find myself playing this disc quite frequently. The album starts off with the now infamous "Oh Yeah" as appeared in a certain movie, but there is more to this group than this one popular song. "The Race" with its upbeat tempo made it into the movie "The Cutting Edge" for the skate routine. "Drive/Driven", "Lost Again", "Of Course I'm Lying", and "Desire" are slower songs that show this duo's writing ability. The quicker "Rubberbandman", "Pinball Cha Cha", "Bostich" and "Jungle Bill" show off more of their humorous side.
If you grew up in the eighties, you will recognize most of these songs that are on this album.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This is a great electronica album March 16, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Yello is doubtless of of the masters of the weird and unusual. Their album is moody and a masterpiece of the genre. A must for anybody willing to broaden their musical horizons.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a surprise! January 10, 2014
Format:Audio CD
Heard "Drive / Driven" about a year ago amd it took this long to find out who the artrist was. Researched the best Yello albnum and bought the recommended "Essential". Good, hard driving music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD! December 9, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'm giving this CD five stars because the title track, called "Oh Yeah" is irresistible. The song was best used and most remembered in the 1987 Michael J. Fox fim; "The Secret of My Success". It was played in the movie as lovely actress Margaret Whitton is seducing Fox with her sexy feet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Unique Band August 6, 2013
By Paul
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Yello is a different type of band and this album is a help in understanding their style of music. They are one of the forgotten bands of the 1980s. Let's try to remember them.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for one song, like the whole CD
Originally purchased this CD strictly for the song "Oh Yeah". But, after listening to the whole thing, I like all the songs.
Published 9 months ago by pen2b
4.0 out of 5 stars Unusual music but fun to listen to
I g\bought this because Drive/driven was used on an interesting You Tube Video I saw. Not being big on dance clubs I was not familiar with Yello but their music can be oddly... Read more
Published 12 months ago by oltexan
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent!
I purchased this for one song (Drive Driven) and ended up loving so many others! Wonderful layers of beat in light-hearted songs. I highly recommend it.
Published 13 months ago by momdla
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!
What an incredible selection of music. I initially purchased this CD for "Drive/Driven" only...but was pleasantly surprised at the wide variety of sounds. Read more
Published 21 months ago by M. Rutherford
5.0 out of 5 stars Yello
This group should have their own genre. their music is the best thing i have ever heard. If you know nothing about them or you are a sophisticated person with odd tastes for music,... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Rodney Zimmerman
3.0 out of 5 stars Yellow cd.
To be honest I bought this cd because I was looking for the song with Shirley Bassey for ever.... Don`t get me wrong .. Read more
Published on March 14, 2012 by Veronique
5.0 out of 5 stars Used it for my radio show on KGPL 91.7 fm On historical route 66
Used it for my radio show on KGPL 91.7 fm On historical route 66
Published on May 9, 2010 by Yo
5.0 out of 5 stars Still Awesome after all these years
This album is still awesome after all these years. It has stood the test of time, and out of all the compilation re-mix albums in my library, this one is the best by far.
Published on January 14, 2009 by Anthony Pacheco
5.0 out of 5 stars Essentials by Yello
If you like to dance and shake your booty you gotta get this one! I bought the cd for the song "Oh Yeah" and was excited that the rest of the cd was great! Read more
Published on August 7, 2008 by Inge Scott
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