The Greatest Hits
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The Greatest Hits

March 19, 2002

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  Song Title Artist
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley
It Would Take A Strong Strong Man Rick Astley
She Wants to Dance with Me (Watermix) Rick Astley
Whenever You Need Somebody (Radio Edit) Rick Astley
Move Right Out (7" Version) Rick Astley
Giving Up On Love (7" R&B Version) Rick Astley
Together Forever (Lover's Leap Remix) Rick Astley
Take Me To Your Heart Rick Astley
My Arms Keep Missing You (No L Mix) Rick Astley
Ain't Too Proud To Beg Rick Astley
Hopelessly Rick Astley
When You Gonna (12" Version) Rick & Lisa
Never Knew Love (Remix) Rick Astley
Hold Me In Your Arms (7" Version) Rick Astley
When I Fall in Love Rick Astley
Cry For Help (Single Edit) Rick Astley
The Ones You Love (Edit) Rick Astley

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 18, 2002
  • Release Date: March 18, 2002
  • Label: RCA/BMG Heritage
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  • Total Length: 1:09:40
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  • ASIN: B00138F6TS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,157 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rick Astley - the Glory Years June 24, 2002
Format:Audio CD
1987 was a good year for Rick Astley and producers Stock-Aitken-Waterman, who hit the jackpot with the international hit, "Never Gonna Give You Up." It turned Astley into an overnight star, thanks to the catchy single and his ultra-deep barritone. Platimum records ensued, and people were even so bold as to align him with other, more seasoned, r&b vocalists. The following year, he released his second album, and while it spawned a couple hits, it didn't sell as well as its predecessor. The next year, he severed ties from Stock-Aitken-Waterman, and tried to make it on his own before he faded out of public consciousness. The Rick Astley story is not uncommon, but, at long last, we finally have a hits collection that throws together his hits and some well-known tracks. While I'm happy to see that "Together Forever," "Never Gonna Give You Up," and "Take Me to Your Heart" are here, the big surprise is the appearance of the b-side "My Arms Keep Missing You." This song is dynamite and is one of Rick's very best songs. Not surprisingly, the strongest songs on this disc are the ones produced by SAW, although "Cry for Help" is a pleasant, if unspectacular, ballad. Regardless, this album comes recommended: it's a well-put together package featuring one of pop's brightest hopes of the late 1980s.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Sound Of A Young Bright Britain March 19, 2002
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Rick Astley made his US debut with a little song by the name of "Never Gonna Give You Up" which not only became one of the best pop songs in 1988 but also arguably one of the best pop songs of all time. Combined with the production and writing skills of Stock/Aitken/Waterman, Rick came, Rick sang, Rick conquered the top of US charts with 2 consecutive hits ("Never Gonna Give You Up" and "Together Forever") and in the process became the first new male artist of the 80s to accomplish such an achievement. This compilation includes all the US singles including all the singles released only in the UK. It's nice that they have included the mixes of the songs rather than the album version which I'm sure most of the fans have already in their collection. The bonus track is of course the first track Rick made to be released on the RCA label "When You Gonna". An experimental track at best, it's a typical 80s production with Lisa Carter on the vocals. I had hoped that some of the B-sides would be included but I'm satisfied that BMG Heritage decided to do justice to Rick by releasing this collection. Nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy in 1988, it's sad that the music industry did not reward Rick for his vocals. So much soul coming from a white man, it's easy to assume Rick as a black gospel singer. The best tracks are Never Gonna Give You Up, Whenever You Need Somebody, My Arms Keep Missing You, Together Forever, It Would Take A Strong Strong Man, She Wants To Dance With Me, Take Me To Your Heart, Hold Me In Your Arms, Cry For Help & Hopelessly.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars First US Compilation March 26, 2002
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This is the first Rick Astley compilation in the US, and it covers all his chart hits in the US and UK from 1987-1993. Good, 2002 up-to-date liner notes with chart (US and UK) information, photos and solid sound. This is a perfect CD for Astley beginners and fans who want all the hits in one place.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars All His Hits, Together Forever June 30, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Back in the late '80s, Rick Astley caught a lot of (undue) flack for his music, but everybody was secretly entranced by the infectiousness of his singles. His two biggest--"Never Gonna Give You Up" and "Together Forever"--are obviously included on this Greatest Hits collection, and that will keep the casual fan satisfied. However, Astley had a few more aces up his sleeve as a listen to this album proves: The groove-driven "When You Gonna" is worth checking out, as is the oddly catchy ode to broke-heartedness "Giving Up On Love". The album sleeve also contains a mini-bio and USA/UK chart positions for his songs; neither are all that essential, but they're both fun.
Grunge music effectively killed Astley's career, and as such he's usually nothing more than a footnote in musical history. But for a few years in the late '80s, back when pop music ruled the world, Rick Astley was a star, and this hits collection will show you why.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure joy to listen to April 4, 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is a must for both casual and diehard fans. All of Rick's best hits are here, and also included are 12" mixes of When You Gonna and My Arms Keep Missing You.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rick Astley's Best Music July 2, 2002
Format:Audio CD
This is a greatest hits with a pretty good amount of hits on it. However not every song on here hit the top 100, just like some other greatest hits such as Tiffany's. Although some weren't hits they are still worth listening too. The highlights on this CD are "Never Gonna Give you Up", "Together Forever", "She Wants To Dance With Me", "Cry For Help", and "Hopelessly". This is a great collection for the person just discovering Rick Astley.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Editorial Review November 5, 2006
Format:Audio CD
"The folks at BMG Heritage did a wonderful job assembling Rick Astley's long-overdue Greatest Hits, for it succeeds in presenting a definitive and complete collection of the 1980s pop sensation's U.S. and U.K. hits. Not only does this set include all of his singles, it also boasts excellent liner notes, photographs, and chart positions. Included are his American chart-toppers 'Together Forever' and 'Never Gonna Give You Up,' the latter arguably one of the 1980s' most recognizable songs, as well as all of his other Top Ten hits, including the Motown-ish 'It Would Take a Strong, Strong Man,' 'She Wants to Dance With Me,' and the 1991 ballad hit 'Cry for Help.' All of Astley's U.K. hits are accounted for, including 'When I Fall in Love' and its non-album B-side, 'My Arms Keep Missing You,' 'Take Me to Your Heart,' 'Whenever You Need Somebody,' and 'Hold Me in Your Arms,' as well as lesser-known singles such as 'Hopelessly,' 'Move Right Out,' 'Giving up on Love,' and 'The Ones You Love.' Despite the years and changes in musical trends, the songs on this collection still sound fresh and Astley's voice always packs a wallop and leaves one with the undeniable impression that he was much more than a passing fad; he was, in fact, an extremely underrated and timeless talent who should be remembered as much more than simply a late-'80s pop phenomenon. ~ Jose F. Promis, All Music Guide"
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars a great artist
the first song I've ever heard from rick astley was "never gonna give you up" and then afew years ago I heard "together for ever"
Published 18 days ago by Bryon Nagy
4.0 out of 5 stars Rick Astley is one of the most Talented singers ever
I have loved him since he broke out in the 80's and his voice amazing. All the songs on this CD bring back memories of a great era for music. Read more
Published 4 months ago by HELENA WEGLOWSKI
5.0 out of 5 stars Come on, you know you like him!
Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you know the drum intro immediately, your feet and body want to move...face like it! Read more
Published 8 months ago by Goeffrey Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars Ihavebeenlookingforthisforyears
It has two of my favorite songs plus some other good ones as well, Rick, I would never get his last name. Couldn't find him! Because of Shazam app, he finally came on the radio! Read more
Published 9 months ago by Penny Boyd
3.0 out of 5 stars Dance away..if you can keep going for an hour or so..
Rick Astley is one of those peculiar English artists who
found fame in the 1980's, mainly through the talents of
others. The girls loved that 'there' dance music. Read more
Published on April 23, 2011 by melkents
3.0 out of 5 stars Rick Astley - Greatest Hits
While I was able to listen to a couple of my favorite songs over and over, I think I would have preferred to download the two songs rather than pay for the whole CD. Read more
Published on March 9, 2011 by Tealady
5.0 out of 5 stars Rick Astley Greatest Hits
If you enjoy Rick Astley you have to own this collection!
All of his biggest hits and more. Fantastic Sound. Clear
vocals. Read more
Published on September 8, 2009 by Linda M. Wagar
5.0 out of 5 stars Rick Astley
I've always loved Rick's sound and vibe. This CD has it all in one place. I play it over and over and over again. I only wished he had done more music. I'll take what I can get. Read more
Published on May 24, 2008 by L. Savo
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars is not enough.
Rick Astley is bonafide fantastic! his sweet tunes sing straight to my heart. This is a timeless classic that we should all own. BUT THIS IMMEDIATELY!!!!
Published on May 18, 2008 by S. Morneault
5.0 out of 5 stars rick astley:the classic years
rick astley's greatest hits has all the songs from his classic years,(1987-1991). never gonna give you up,together foever,it would take a stong strong man,she wants to dance with... Read more
Published on July 24, 2007 by Ed Wilson
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