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Katrina & The Waves - Greatest Hits: Walking on Sunshine [Import]

Katrina & The WavesAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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In early 1983, KATRINA & THE WAVES (as they were now called) pooled their meager resources to fund the recording of an album's worth of original material - all songs written by Rew and sung by Leskanich - intended to be sold at live shows. Numerous labels on both sides of the Atlantic were approached, but only Canadian indie Attic Records, which had previously released recordings by ... Read more in Amazon's Katrina & The Waves Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 24, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: EMI Europe Generic
  • ASIN: B000024R45
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,109 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Walking On Sunshine
2. Red Wine And Whiskey
3. Do You Want Crying
4. Que Tw Quiero
5. Going Down To Liverpool
6. Machine Gun Smith
7. Mexico
8. The Game Of Love
9. Is That It?
10. Tears For Me
11. Sun Street
12. Lovely Lindsey
13. I Can Dream About It
14. That's The Way
15. Rock 'N' Roll Girl
16. Crush On You(I've Got A)
17. Rock Myself To Sleep
18. Tears Of A Woman
19. I Really Taught Me To Watusi

Editorial Reviews

Budget-priced hits collection for the '80s pop/ new wave sensations spanning the years 1985-1991. 19 tracks including 'Walking On Sunshine', 'Going Down To Liverpool' and 'Do You Want Crying'. 1997 release.

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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best female voices in modern music August 24, 2000
Format:Audio CD
most of us only know Katrina for the hit "Walking on Sunshine" but the numerous tracks on this greatest hits set are just as catchy and uplifting. Katrina knows how to rock out and have fun. "Sun Street" is reminiscent of the Beatles and "That's the Way" makes you want to jump up and start clapping and shaking your fist in the air. They do a superior version of "Going Down to Liverpool" which was written by a member of the Waves and was later covered by the Bangles. One listen and you will be hooked. It's a fun CD!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest, briefest power-pop bands ever December 18, 2006
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Dang KATW were a powerhouse pop group! Rockin' & rollickin'. And Katrina Leskanich's voice was a marvel -- galeforce and gorgeous. This great collection is a real bargain. So many wonderful songs beyond the obvious monster hit. "Do You Want Crying," "That's The Way" and "Is That It?" are personal favorites. My only complaint (sorry!) is the omission of Vince de la Cruz's beautiful "Sleep On My Pillow," one of the all-time great lost rock ballads. The lyrics, melody and Katrina's vocal practically drip with dignity and heartbreak. Makes me WEEP on my pillow!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This is an excellent CD for fans and collectors to buy,all the songs are cool and the sound quality is excellent also.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Katrina April 8, 2014
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Only music by walking on the sunshine was worth it, but it has other great tracks. It is one of the CDs that I listen more.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Features ex-Soft Boy Kimberley Rew February 16, 2014
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Yeah, yeah, yeah ... everybody knows "that" song. But this compilation of "hits" by Katrina & The Waves has a whole lot going for it than just "Walking on Sunshine." Yes, Katrina had a very pleasing voice, but for me the real draw in this band was guitarist Kimberley Rew (formerly of the Soft Boys), who also wrote many of the songs (and if you get the chance, check out his classic solo album, "Bible of Bop"). Some of the tunes that he wrote --- "Red Wine and Whiskey" ... "Going Down to Liverpool" ... "Machine Gun Smith" --- are classics of Power Pop. Not every song on here is a winner --- toward the end of the disc there are a few weak power ballads --- but for the most part this is a very pleasing collection from a band that was quite underrated in their time. Good value for the money too, with nearly 70 minutes of music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Katrina and the Waves December 5, 2012
By les
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I purchased this cd to get Walking on sunshine. I am so glad to be able to get this cd after so many years.
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5.0 out of 5 stars NICE October 3, 2010
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