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Let The Music Play: The Best Of Shannon


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 2, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • ASIN: B00066VUNO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,556 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Let The Music Play
2. Sweet Somebody
3. Give Me Tonight
4. My Heart's Divided
5. One Man
6. Do You Wanna Get Away
7. Stronger Together
8. Urgent
9. Love Goes All The Way
10. Prove Me Right
11. It's Got To Be Love
12. Do The Wrong Thang - Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force Featuring Shannon
13. Move Mania - Sash! featuring Shannon
14. The Best Is Yet To Come

Editorial Reviews

Much of the music by this dance-floor diva has been out of print for years, and completely unavailable in the CD era. So this is long overdue: the best from her '80s heyday and '90s comeback: her hits Let the Music Play; Give Me Tonight; My Heart's Divided; Do You Wanna Get Away; Stronger Together; Urgent , and more, plus singles with Afrika Bambaataa and Sash!

Customer Reviews

The sound quality is good but not excellent.
Dr. BT
Wore my last Shannon CD OUT; had to get a new one immediately.
Accidental Shopper
First of all, there are no remixes here to be found.
A. Marchese

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A. Marchese on December 2, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I was so excited to see Shannon's Greatest hits, but was not to happy with the song selection. First of all, there are no remixes here to be found. Shannon had some of the best remixes of the eighties. You would think they would had at least put the remix of "Let the Music Play" on this collection. Secondly, The sound quality on the song "One Man" is awful. There's distortion threw out the song. I guess there was problems with the remastering of this track, but all the other songs sound excellent. and finally, there were many of her tracks omitted from this collection such as "Stop the Noise,"" Dancin'," "You Put a Spark in my Life," "It's Over Love" and "Believe in Me." It was nice to see some of her newer material here though. Over all, I am disappointed with this collection.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By JoJo on June 8, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Shannon's biggest hit, the one enduring song in her catalogue, is "Let The Music Play," one of the 1980s' most immortal dance songs. Finally, a greatest hits is issued and one can have these songs on CD...but the version of "Let The Music Play" included her is a severely edited version, not even the single version, which I used to have on a 45!! What on earth was the logic behind that? And yet we get the full length versions of her non-hits. What a bummer. Also missing is "It's Over Love," her late 1990s collaboration with Todd Terry which was a NUMBER ONE HIT on the dance charts. What were the people who put this together smoking????
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Dr. BT on April 10, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Shannon was one of my favorite artist from the 80s. Her strong vocal combined with the genius of Chris Barbosa and Mark Liggett production team made the Let the Music Play album timeless.

And just out of the blues, I found out that Shout Factory was releasing a best of album and I was excited. Well I bought the CD and I was bitterly disappointed. The sound quality is good but not excellent. They could have at least remastered it.

And also there was a MAJOR blunder. How did this album pass Quality Inspection?? One of my favorite energized songs "One Man" is not transfered correctly. There's an annoying noise flickering at 2.11 min
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Da Man on March 30, 2006
Format: Audio CD
truth be told... Shannon was actually one of the top dance divas of the mid-1980's, she had hit after hit in the clubs, but after the dismal failure of her third album, "Love Goes All The Way", she quit music for a long while.

This set compiles all of her classic mid-1980's r&b singles, as well as a few latter-recordings. Making it the best Shannon collection on the market.

However, let's go to the negative points.

- As the cd clocks in at 68 minutes, there's still room... but yet ShoutFactory has included the severely edited version of Let The Music Play here, which cuts off an entire minute from the 45/single version. LTMP is Shannon's all time classic hit, the song everyone knows and loves by her... what is there to lose by adding that one extra minute to make the song the classic we love and remember it as? All of the other songs are complete.

- "Do Tha Wrong Thang". I don't know why this was included on here. It's an awful over-long track that has a few vocals by Shannon but is mostly a few rappers. The song has no tune or melody in the slightest and drags on and on and on....

- Outside of "Move Mania" (which was a UK top 10 hit), Shannon's more recent material has been very bland and formulaic. I would've loved some more album cuts from the first two classic albums over the forgettable La Bouche knockoff "It's Got To Be Love" and the in-one-ear, out-the-other dullness of "The Best Is Yet To Come"

However, since reissues of Let The Music Play and Do You Wanna Get Away are pretty much out of the question, this set is the most affordable and convienient way to get Shannon's classics on CD, even though "Move Mania" is the only post-1986 track worth a second listen here.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Harold J. Tipping on June 6, 2013
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The only song on the entire c.d. i had heard of was the title track and there was no extended (club version) of that song! The rest of the songs were alright so all in all it was o.k.!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Drew on October 12, 2005
Format: Audio CD
A great compilation of Shannon's. The only thing that would have made this complete would have been the addition of the song "Dancin". All in all, a disc worthy of purchase. I enjoyed it alot.
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By Dita von Krieg on June 30, 2014
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I was in the 4th grade when Let the music play was released, and its still one of my faves. Shannon's voice is phenomenal and no one can compare to her today.
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By Dream Chaser on June 24, 2014
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I was a DJ back in the mid 80's and I remember playing Shannon's music. So to find some of my favorite dance songs was a real treat.
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