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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars VERY SOLID, BUT BEWARE!!!
THIS IS A VERY SOLID OVERVIEW OF THE FIXX'S CAREER, BUT IT IS NOT COMPLETE. "RED SKIES" IS A RE-RECORDING, AND "STAND OR FALL" IS LIVE. FOR THE ORIGINAL VERSIONS OF BOTH THOSE SONGS, YOU'LL HAVE TO GET "SHUTTERED ROOM" OTHERWISE, I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS DISC. IS NOT "SAVED BY ZERO" ONE OF THE BEST SINGLES OF THE 80s?
Published on September 26, 1999 by nivtop75@aol.com

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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a good Fixx....
Warning shot....the versions of "Stand Or Fall" and "Red Skies" are inferior live versions. This collection also does not include any tracks from albums after "Walkabout."

The "Ultimate Collection" has the studio versions from "Shuttered Room" and songs from 3 more albums, and is the better buy.
Published on January 9, 2005 by Tim Brough


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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a good Fixx...., January 9, 2005
This review is from: The Fixx - One Thing Leads to Another: Greatest Hits (Audio CD)
Warning shot....the versions of "Stand Or Fall" and "Red Skies" are inferior live versions. This collection also does not include any tracks from albums after "Walkabout."

The "Ultimate Collection" has the studio versions from "Shuttered Room" and songs from 3 more albums, and is the better buy.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars VERY SOLID, BUT BEWARE!!!, September 26, 1999
This review is from: The Fixx - One Thing Leads to Another: Greatest Hits (Audio CD)
THIS IS A VERY SOLID OVERVIEW OF THE FIXX'S CAREER, BUT IT IS NOT COMPLETE. "RED SKIES" IS A RE-RECORDING, AND "STAND OR FALL" IS LIVE. FOR THE ORIGINAL VERSIONS OF BOTH THOSE SONGS, YOU'LL HAVE TO GET "SHUTTERED ROOM" OTHERWISE, I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS DISC. IS NOT "SAVED BY ZERO" ONE OF THE BEST SINGLES OF THE 80s?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A quick FIXX to the usual, October 19, 1999
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This review is from: The Fixx - One Thing Leads to Another: Greatest Hits (Audio CD)
The Fixx stood just left of centre in the techno-funky-electro-new-romantic sloppy-bob songs of the 80's. There was enough adherence to the melodies and structure expected at the time to have it played in the mainstream, yet enough creativity to give them a quirky edge and make them "hip" in an acceptably under-rated sense. Every album from Shuttered Room, Reach the Beach, Phantoms to their efforts in the 90's such as Elemental showed that they matured just hat bit more, still leaving them with their own eccentricity. Nice work guys.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Red Skies is NOT live on this album..., June 3, 2006
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This review is from: The Fixx - One Thing Leads to Another: Greatest Hits (Audio CD)
Just to correct those that have said that "Red Skies" is live on this collection -- it's not. It is different from the original found on Shuttered Room; this one is a remix -- produced by Genesis and The Police collaborater Hugh Padgham. If you're like me, and only began to appreciate The Fixx after their heydays, you might actually like the newer version of "Red Skies" better than the album original. It's a bit tighter, more up tempo.

Purists will hate it, along with the live version of "Stand or Fall". Those longing for the true sound of The Fixx, the way they heard them back in the early 80's, I'd recommend the more recent "Ultimate" release.
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars One Notable Mistake, August 4, 2002
This review is from: The Fixx - One Thing Leads to Another: Greatest Hits (Audio CD)
Synth-rock new wavers The Fixx hit their stride on about four or five decent singles. Like many such groups from the early 1980s, their albums were loaded with fairly bland filler material between the obvious hits. That said, this Greatest Hits package collects the most obvious highlights, including the catchy "One Thing Leads to Another," the U2-like "Red Skies," the almost funky "Saved By Zero" and "Are We Ourselves," that were staples of rock radio (and MTV) circa 1982-1984. The one glaring error in this collection is the inclusion of a live version of "Stand or Fall" rather than the original studio recorded single. The live recording is unfortunately inferior, and since it is one of the few vital Fixx songs, this mistake weakens the collection. The rest of the material included sounds dated today and serves as a reminder why this band came and went so quickly.
Overall, "One Thing Leads to Another" contains all of The Fixx most fans will ever need with that one glaring exception.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Fixx - Decent Compilation, March 4, 2007
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This review is from: The Fixx - One Thing Leads to Another: Greatest Hits (Audio CD)
The Fixx are one of those bands that I never went out and bought any of their studio albums, but I always liked what I heard from them. I saw them open for The Moody Blues once and thought they put on a very good live show. This compilation is a decent overview of their career. It gets some criticism for including a live version of "Stand Or Fall" instead of the studio version and an alternate version of "Red Skies At Night". Personally I like both of the versions included here, but it is probably a disappointment for people who are looking for a true studio compilation. Slightly different versions of "Deeper And Deeper" as well as "Built For The Future" are also included here. The Fixx were kings of top 40 radio for about four years and then were dropped like a hot potato. I always thought they were a step above the average new wave bands of the day and this collection shows that they were a capable band who wrote catchy stuff. I always found it interesting that although they were a top 40 singles band, most of their lyrics were not your typical radio friendly stuff. You won't find any relationship related songs here, but more topical material dealing with world events and issues. That is one thing I always liked about The Fixx is because of this they did not really fit any mold. If you are looking for a decent overview of the band, this one is worth picking up. The Fixx still tour from time to time and have released several albums since their hey day.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What a GREAT collection of tunes..., December 5, 2000
This review is from: The Fixx - One Thing Leads to Another: Greatest Hits (Audio CD)
I bought this album mostly because of 'Red Skies' and 'Deeper' but I was VERY pleasantly surprised when I heard and then remembered a few of their classic hits as well, such as 'Saved By Zero', 'Sign of Fire', 'Are We Ourselves' and 'Secret Separation'. EVERYTHING that made The Fixx one of the first alternative bands to make the big time are here. Trust me, it has just about everything you could want in the best of The Fixx. Clearly a great CD.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth Every Bit Of Money Paid For., June 17, 1999
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This review is from: The Fixx - One Thing Leads to Another: Greatest Hits (Audio CD)
The Fixx has always been a breath of fresh air when it comes to originality. These guys have a sound all of their own, and no one comes close to sounding like them. When I first heard this release a few years ago, I knew this band offered something different. They have kept going compared to most '80s bands. "One Thing Leads To Another" was the only tune I heard before hearing these other songs. "Red Skies," and "Saved By Zero" can't be beat. Those two songs alone are worth buying the album for. Cy Curnin sounds like no other vocalist. The Fixx also offers the listener more than just typical nonsense lyrics. Every song is good, and this is a good release to start on if your interested in The Fixx.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A near perfect greatest hits package - a must buy, December 18, 1998
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This review is from: The Fixx - One Thing Leads to Another: Greatest Hits (Audio CD)
Most bands can barely fill a greatest hits package -- not so with The Fixx, their catalog is so full of great material that this disc is cram-packed with goodies, and it's still missing a few great tracks! If you are a casual Fixx fan, this is a must have. If you are a big Fixx fan, this album is *still* a must have, as it's the only way you will get Deeper and Deeper on cd -- and it's the long remix version to boot! You just can't lose with this cd.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, July 12, 2014
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