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The Complete John Waite, Vol. 1: Falling Backwards

John WaiteAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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listen  1. How Did I Get By Without YouJohn Waite 4:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. In DreamsJohn Waite 3:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. DowntownJohn Waite 5:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Straight To Your HeartJohn Waite 4:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. When I See You SmileBad English 4:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Price Of LoveJohn Waite 4:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Act Of LoveJohn Waite 4:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. If Anybody Had A HeartJohn Waite 4:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. EncircledJohn Waite 4:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Missing YouJohn Waite 4:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. ChangeJohn Waite 3:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Back On My Feet AgainThe Babys 3:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Midnight RendezvousThe Babys 3:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Head FirstThe Babys 3:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Broken HeartThe Babys 3:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Isn't It TimeThe Babys 4:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. If You've Got The TimeThe Babys 2:34$1.29  Buy MP3 


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Three decades have passed since a restless, wild-eyed teenager from northwest England first packed his bags for London to pursue his passion for music, and though he has enjoyed formidably staying power, chart-topping records and sold-out concerts around the world, John Waite’s hunger has never diminished – it has simply become something much more complex.

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  • Audio CD (November 12, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000002UIK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,018 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Not just John's solo stuff, but his hits with the Babys and with Bad English, all digitally remastered by Waite himself! Includes Isn't It Time; Back on My Feet Again; Midnight Rendezvous Babys; When I See You Smile; Price of Love Bad English; Missing You; Restless Heart; Change John Waite, and more. 19 tracks!

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost complete. December 11, 2004
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
John Waite has the same problem fellow singer Paul Carrack has--they both have been in several bands across several record labels and done solo work. This makes for a challenge when compiling key tracks from their careers. John Waite did five albums with The Babys 1976-1980. Then he did four solo albums 1982-1987. Then he did two albums with Bad English 1989-1991. Now, as of this review, he has done four more solo albums 1995-2003. In order for "Falling Backwards" to be a complete experience it should include songs from all of those albums. I realize that this is volume one, but why not just put out a two disc anthology and leave it at that? Also, where's the single "These Times Are Hard For Lovers" from 1987?? The sticker on the front states that John put this compilation together--so...what, he didn't think that song was good enough to put on a best of? In this day and age where I can make my own compilation, it just seems that the record companies should get it right. Other than this gripe, this compilation is the better of the two that John has. I see this compilation was produced in 1996, so it's about time for a digitally remastered, two-disc anthology for John--maybe in 2006???
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where's Volume 2? This one's missing a few... April 20, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Absolutely terrific CD. Packed with songs from all the phases of his career, if you're a fan this CD is such a safe bet that you owe it to yourself to own it.
Of course, we all have a few tunes we think are missing. Where is "Everytime I Think of You" (the biggest omission), "Tears" and "The Time Alone with You".
If volume 2 ever comes out, I'll be one of the first to buy it.
You're obviously a fan if you're reading this, buy it for heaven's sake! :)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Total Must-Have For The John Waite Fanatic! July 29, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This "anthology" of songs make up this truly British rocker get in contact with his "wild-child" and his sensitive sides you could either love his 80s hit "Missing You" or The Babys "Head First" Your choice, but either way John Charles Waite knows how to express himself as either teen-idol or serious singer/songwriter We should have more people like John Out There Peace & Love.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars SPLENDID CAREER VIEW OF JOHN WAITE March 7, 2001
By demien
Format:Audio CD
JOHN WAITE HAS ALWAYS BEEN ONE OF MY FAVORITE SINGERS SINCE I FIRST HEARD HIM SINGING "BROKEN HEART" WHEN I WAS A KID. THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT HIS VOICE THAT SPEAKS TOTAL SENSITIVITY AND SINCERITY ALONG WITH A GREAT ROCK N' ROLL EDGE TO GO ALONG WITH IT. HE HAS A GIFT TO MAKE YOU FEEL AS IF HE'S SINGING OR EXPRESSING HIMSELF TO ONLY YOU AND THAT MAKES HIS TALENT SPECIAL. THIS COLLECTION GIVES YOU A SNAPSHOT OF EVERY PART OF HIS CAREER AND IT IS A NICE INTRODUCTION TO A UNDERAPPRECIATED ARTIST. "HEAD FIRST", "IF YOU'VE GOT THE TIME", AND "BROKEN HEART" COME FROM JOHN WAITE'S FIRST BAND THE BABYS AND THEY ARE EXAMPLES OF CATCHY 70'S MELODIC ROCK BURSTING WITH A RAW INNOCENCE THAT STILL STRIKES A CHORD AFTER ALL THESE YEARS. BALLADS FROM JOHN WAITE'S SOLO CAREER INCLUDE THE CLASSIC HEARTBREAK URGENCY OF "MISSING YOU" AND THE SENSITIVE EMOTIONAL BEAUTY OF "IF ANYBODY HAD A HEART" WHICH INCLUDES BACK-UP VOCALS BY DON HENLEY. MEANWHILE YOU HAVE THE COOL 80'S ROCK N'ROLL KICK OF THE CLASSIC "CHANGE" WHICH COMES OFF HIS SOLO DEBUT IGNITION. THIS ALBUM ALSO INCLUDES THE POP METAL APPEAL OF BAD ENGLISH AS HEARD IN THE FIERY ROCKIN'"STRAIGHT TO YOUR HEART" AND THE UPLIFTING SAVED BY LOVE BALLAD "WHEN I SEE YOU SMILE". A NICE SET! CIAO. OF.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic voice with great songs July 19, 1998
Format:Audio CD
John waite is a singer and lead vocalist who is greatly under rated. This album showes you what he has been up to this far. if you love ballads, love songs haunting rock and a.o.r. this is what you'll have to buy. My favorite track is 'Downtown' A song in which he takes us back to the days when he scored his solo #1 hit 'Missing you'
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars how did i get by without you July 30, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Awsome song that everyone should listen to. the words realy say a lot when you listen to them. it would me a song that i would love to sing. maybe that should be the next reality show, people doing the things that they dream about!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Long-Drive CD! April 20, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is one of those CD's I love to put in and listen to ALL of the tracks. I sometimes make long drives across the state. This CD and my "Heart Of Chicago" collection are my favrotes to listen to on those long drives.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars John Waite May 2, 2013
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
This is a great CD or download if you like John Waite. I have liked John Waite since the early 80's with the Babys. This CD has all his greatest hits. Well worth buying.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Super CD. I am enjoying listening to it.
Published 1 month ago by Margaret Coleman
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good
Published 1 month ago by Robert M. Clifford
5.0 out of 5 stars John Waite
Totally awesome, as only John Waite can be. I love it, and have listened to it often. Thank you.
Published 1 month ago by c straub
5.0 out of 5 stars Replacing a worn out copy
Having been a fan of Waite's since his days in The Baby's , this collection is the perfect mixture of The Baby's hits, his 80's solo outing with hits like Missing You, a couple of... Read more
Published 3 months ago by LPigg
5.0 out of 5 stars John Waite
I've already owned this cd but somehow it was stolen from my hotel room at M3 2012, NOT COOL!! Love this disc.
Published 3 months ago by chrysalis
2.0 out of 5 stars Not Thrilled
Guess I need Volume 2..to get everything of his hits, was not real thrilled with this selection at all...just ok.
Published 4 months ago by Lucinda
3.0 out of 5 stars Hosehead's Review
Why is it so hard to make a true "Greatest Hits" CD? As mentioned before there are too many missing--Tears, Restless Heart, These Times Are Hard for Lovers, Forget Me Not... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Hosehead
4.0 out of 5 stars A few goodies
Not too much else but I like his voice and style. A couple of great songs is about it for me.
Published 5 months ago by Sweengolly
4.0 out of 5 stars PRETTY COOL! JOHN WAITE'S MUSIC DOESN'T DISAPPOINT THE EARS AT ALL!
Okay, I'll be really honest!

I only got this CD to here JOHN WAITE'S biggest hit to date, the greatest '80's break-up song of all time, MISSING YOU. Read more
Published 8 months ago by cornbreadthedog
5.0 out of 5 stars great compilation
John is an aritst with staying power and this disc clearly shows it! Awesome songs. Item arrived quickly and in good condition - I am very pleased with the purchase
Published 11 months ago by dstp
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Greetings, anybody know if John is touring this year? Also, are there any DVD's out there of the Baby's or John Waite?
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