The Best Of Sheena Easton (The Collection)
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*Modern Girl* - The first song on this album and very interesting to listen to. About the 'modern girl' who 'doesn't build her world 'round a single man, whose free to be what she wants to be, a modern girl'. This song hit the top 20 charts in the U.S. while it hit the top 10 charts in the U.K. This song was also one of her first single along with "Morning Train (Nine to Five)".
*Strut* - One of the best songs on the whole album! Love the beginning with a neat drum beat, then when the lead guitar comes on. "~Strut I'm cutting out, I'm takin' with no givin', watch me baby while I walk out that door~"
*Wind Beneath My Wings* - A very quiet song with Sheena Easton singing it beautifully.
*We've Got Tonight" - The piano is played very nicely throughout the whole song. Very nice harmony with Kenny Rogers.
*Morning Train (Nine to Five)* - This song was originally called "Nine to Five" but when it made it to America, was changed to "Morning Train" to not confuse it with another song by Dolly Parton's song. A jolly fun song, loving singing along!
*For Your Eyes Only* - THE best song on the whole album, from the 007 James Bond Film "For Your Eyes Only". Love the aquatic sound in the very beginning. Sheena Easton can certainly sing!
*I Wouldn't Beg For Water* - Quiet song with a nice piano in the background.
*When He Shines* - Another very quiet song, one of her weak songs on this album in my opinion.Read more ›
Her earliest hits, Modern Girl and Nine to Five, sound a bit too contrived and plastic today. She is excellent in the disco paean Strut, but never followed up on that success.
The best track on this disc from a vocal perspective is the angst ballad Almost Over You, which takes full advantage of Miss Easton's tremendous range, but also reveals the limitation's in her voice.
There are two very steady mid-stream pop cuts, the James Bond theme For Your Eyes Only and an early version of Wind Beneath My Wings.
The most unfortunate inclusion in this collection, despite its commercial and critical success, is the Prince collaboration Sugar Walls. While at the time of its release, the overtly suggestive lyrics were seen as some kind of breakthrough for the sultry singer, the approach quickly reached near-pornographic dimensions and effectively derailed her career.
In fairness, this disc is a very good representation of Sheena Easton's musical career; no continuity, no discernible individual style and an almost schizophrenic lack of direction. Still, beneath all the confusion and distractions is a marvelous voice and a talented artist.
Those who add this disc to their collection won't find it gathering dust in a rack.
And one can wonder why "Wouldn't Beg For Water" is included.
But so what!
A full 20-track compilation would be for die-hard fans only anyway. For others it would be too many songs.
But for anyone who's just curious about Sheena Easton, or once where small fans, this CD gives a perfect impression and reminder of Sheena Easton.
Most of her 80's hits and fine radio-friendly songs (mostly ballads) on EMI are included.
It also shows the different styles Easton pursued during her career; the light catchy pop songs ("Morning Train", "Modern Girl"...), AC ballads ("For Your Eyes Only", "When He Shines"...), dance songs ("Strut"), country ("We've Got Tonight"), and R&B ("Sugar Walls").
I highly recomend this CD!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this in 1991. To tell the truth I didn't really know Sheena Easton's music that well. About the only songs I knew from her were Strut. Which is my favorite song by her. Read morePublished on February 2, 2014 by john thomas
She has a voice like a nightingale and is very easy on the eyes. She is perhaps, the greatest female artist of all time and can take a mundane song and upon performing it, bring... Read morePublished on June 6, 2013 by Luis G. Hernandez Jr.
I loved Sheena in the day! She's not cute and tiny anymore and she can't hit the high notes anymore either, but, it's okay. Read morePublished on November 21, 2012 by romancegirl1963
This is a great CD, 80's are back when you hear this music, of course if you lived this decade the only decade that you could hear all kinds of music and all were the bestPublished on October 5, 2012 by Pen Name
The Best Of Sheena Easton
A truely great Album for those of us who can remember way back when. Her greatest claim to fame was being in the opening credits and singing "FOR... Read more
I really enjoy listening to this CD. It has all the songs she made popular in the 80s.Published on June 1, 2009 by ED78
This was probably a good compilation in the time in which it was put together. I strongly recommend you to compare this to get "the singles collection" (ASIN: B000002URE)... Read morePublished on March 3, 2004 by Tato