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Texas - Greatest Hits [Extra tracks, Import]

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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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2013 marks the 25th anniversary of a certain young band from Glasgow’s first public concert.

That night in March 1988, nobody looking towards the stage of Dundee University students’ union would have been any the wiser about the unknown and unsigned vision before them. A female-fronted quartet with a twangy, gang-like swagger harking back to the pout and punch of Blondie and ... Read more in Amazon's Texas Store

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  • Audio CD (October 30, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Import
  • Label: Polygram UK
  • ASIN: B000050BA4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,543 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

The best of the Scottish band on one volume that includes the single "In Demand" (produced and co-written by Dallas Austin) along with other previously unreleased tracks. The group re-recorded some tunes like "So In Love With You", which features the return of original member Craig Armstrong. Gregg Alexander (of New Radicals fame) collaborated on "My Inner Smile".

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock, not country November 5, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Sharleen Spiteri, the lead singer of Scottish band Texas, has said in interviews that she regrets the name of the band. That if she could go back and change it, she would. The name of the band IS very confusing for Americans, who assume that the band is country. And yes, Texas cleverly pays homage to this with steel guitars in a few of their songs. But the band is not a country band. It is a sophisticated pop-rock sound that has lush melodies and makes the most of the lead singer's smokey voice.
The song 'I Don't Want a Lover' incredibly went to Number 1 twice on the UK charts. The feat was even greater due to the fact that there was a 10 year span between the first and the second ride to the number 1 spot and they had not changed a thing! It was not a remix. This was actually a UK record
I highly recommend this album to anyone who loves strong female vocals. I find myself listening to the album all the time.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
By John W.
Format:Audio CD
Ooh, I've reviewed their two previous albums and given each of them glowing reviews & 5 stars ratings. Wonder what I'll give this one? Yeah, just in case you hadn't noticed, I'm biased. It's foolish to suggest I'm not. I am a Texanite. I am in love with Sharleen. I hate Rickman for even getting close to her (watch the video for In Demand to see why). So reviewing this album is like deciding whether water was a good invention. In short...yes, Yes and YES!!!
If you've never heard Texas before then consider this album you're new education in the ways of genius. If by So in Love With You you haven't been wondering why you've never heard of them before then you're either A: American or B: Stupid. There's no doubt that the album has been made to help them crack America (they've admitted as much) but who's complaining. This is Texas gold. It's them removed of the slack that occasionally gets into any album, no matter the artist. And Texas without slack is truly a thing to behold.
I can't begin to describe the majesty on display here. The Motown cool of Black Eyed Boy. The chilling beauty of Put Your Arms Around Me. The bluesy rock of I Don't Need A Lover. The sheer driving power of Halo. The quiet longing of Say What You Want. STOP!!! Stop before you recite the track listing! Calm down! Breathe. That's better. I was saying...show me a bad track. Point it out to me. Tell me where Sharleen's voice falters. Where Ally's guitar work is wrong. Where the lyrics are banal pap. You can't, can you. That's because they don't. These are classic tracks most would sell their mothers for.
And then there's the new material. Wow. If this is an indication of where the new album is going I'd like to pre-order it now thank you very much.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Songs From A Classic Band February 19, 2004
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Texas are easily Scotland's finest band, and with frontwoman Sharleen Spiteri on vocals it's not hard to see why. Their unique blend of pop rock has seen them stay ahead of the game for more than 15 years now, half of which have been spent in the limelight of the charts, establishing them amongst the multi-million selling album elite. 1997's "White On Blonde" was the album that broke them into the mainstream and spawned five UK Top 10 smash hits. 1999's "The Hush" followed this up in grand style with more overwhelming sales and critical praise.
So as 2000 drew to a close Texas decided to release "The Greatest Hits," an essential collection of their finest work from the last 11 years. The album was marketed as essential indeed, and the British public seemed to agree; The Greatest Hits became a multi-million selling No.1 smash hit collection over the Christmas period in 2000 in the UK, even managing to knock the Beatles' "1" from the top spot! What this collection provides (apart from some of the best mature pop songs from the past fifteen years) is proof undeniable the power of Texas and their staying power - believe me when I say they'll be around for years to come.
"I Don't Want A Lover," the band's first ever single starts off the collection in fine form. The country-tinged rock anthem was a Top 10 hit for the band back in 1989 and was their first and last for 8 years! "In Demand" was a new song recorded especially for this album, and the result is one of Texas' most popular songs to date. The song is a mid-tempo classic with a real sing-a-long chorus. "Say What You Want" is perhaps the most popular Texas song to date, and it's not hard to see why.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Texas Reigns Supreme! February 18, 2003
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Forget Kylie, forget Dannii, forget Sophie. TEXAS RULES!!! Sharleen Spiteri is one cool chick! All those other little pop pretenders can only wish thay had what she has. Beautiful, TRULY talented, she has a voice for the ages. She can be coy one moment, seductive siren the next. It truly is a crime this group isn't well-known here is the States. They define what high-quality pop and rock music is. You try and pretend "Inner Smile" isn't as catchy (even more so) as "Can't Get You Out Of My Head". You can't! "Insane" draws you in with its haunting melody. I simply love that string section on the bridge. "In Demand" is a sassy little song. Watch the video and you'll see that a truly sexy woman looks like. "In Our Lifetime" is one of my favorite songs. I first heard it in 1999 when their album "The Hush" was released, and I still listen to it over and over. What a funky bass line! Sharleen's voice is amazing, singing all the highs and lows. What other singer can do that? Texas is the best group in Europe, in my opinion. Sophisticated pop that you can sit down and listen to, or get up and dance to. This Greatest Hits is a gem for those who've never heard of them, and die-hard fans alike. I usually don't like remixes, but those on the bonus disc are really nice! There's a true disco vibe on the Jules Disco Trip Mix of "In Our Lifetime". And the Sunship remix of "In Demand" is fun. Plus you get enhanced music videos. Get aquainted with this group now. They'll still be making hits long after the wannabe's have faded.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this group
I love this group! It's really a shame that they didn't make more music. Their style of music doesn't really fit into a certain genre, but has a little of everything. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Susie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection of great hits
We all know that Texas is great, and that Sharleen Spiteri is also great. SO this album is exactly that--fantastic! Read more
Published 9 months ago by N. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars great music
they are very talented musicians, and I love their style. their albums are always a good listen, entertaining, and enjoyable
Published 9 months ago by pen name
5.0 out of 5 stars Musical Brightness
Music by Texas first came into my awareness in the early 2000’s (around 2001-2002) when I first heard her song “Inner Smile” on a European music import that was purchased in Hong... Read more
Published 11 months ago by marriedutopianstriver
5.0 out of 5 stars Classy, overlooked (at least in the US) band.
Texas became stars overseas, but few people this side of the Atlantic have ever heard of them. It's a real shame. Read more
Published on June 4, 2011 by jeffintally
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Texas!!!!
WOW!!! This album contains the best songs of Texas!!! I love "Inner smile"!!! Sharleen Spiteri has a fantastic voice!!!! I suggest this cd for all fans of Texas!!!
Published on May 9, 2009 by Roby Cian
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Texas are fantastic, their best being Summer Son!

BUT, ignore what the post below mine says. Read more
Published on October 23, 2005 by Skizzo
5.0 out of 5 stars The blend between guitars and Sharleen Spiteri
Really amazing guitars match with incredible honeyed voice of Sharleen Spiteri, in this CD's "TEXAS ... The Greatest Hits". Read more
Published on October 17, 2005 by CORBIN Nicolas
5.0 out of 5 stars A daily staple
Poor Texas.

Cursed by terrible marketing in the US (Texas who?), not to mention a name that gets lumped in with everything from country music, the State, or the... Read more
Published on October 9, 2005 by Paul Kendall
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Glaswegians
Fronted by Sharleen Spiteri, Texas were formed in Glasgow in 1986 by Johnny McElhone. McElhone was no stranger to the UK charts, having previously played bass with Hipsway and... Read more
Published on April 7, 2005 by Craobh Rua
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