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Ultimate Collection By Aimee Mann Tracks: 1. That's Just What You Are 2. You Could Make A Killing 3. You're With Stupid Now 4. Wise Up 5. Driving With One Hand On The Wheel 6. Long Shot 7. Choice In The Matter 8. Voices Carry (Single Mix) 9. Take It Back 10. Say Anything 11. Jacob Marley's Chain 12. Amateur 13. All Over Now 14. Baby Blue 15. Everything's Different Now 16. Sign Of Love 17. The Other End (Of The Telescope) (Live) 18. Jimmy Hoffa Jokes 19. Stupid Thing 20. I Should've Known Unable to get an album released between 1995 and 1999, Aimee Mann had three on the market within 12 months, including this September 2000 compilation. There is a certain irony that the current configuration of a record company that gave her so much trouble (demanding changes to her third album, refusing to release it, dropping her, and then forcing her to buy back the album's master tapes) is now attempting to cash in on the exposure she received due to her 1999 Academy Award nomination for "Save Me" from Magnolia. Mann's music is catchy, guitar-based pop/rock, which sounds like it should be at the top of the charts. But since Mann has reached the Top 40 only twice in 15 years, she has largely been subject to standard operating procedure in the major-label record business. Journalists have howled largely on critical grounds, and Ultimate Collection should give them more ammunition despite its limits. Compilation producer Rhonda Shields pulled a variety of stray tracks, turning this into a virtual rarities album. Several songs were contributed to movie soundtracks, and five tracks are drawn from the non-LP B-sides of singles. Thus, even those who have copies of Whatever and I'm With Stupid will need this album, and find that the rarities are some of her better performances. Aimee Mann is unquestionably one of the most impressive singer/songwriters of her time, but her lyrics of bitter romantic complaint may destine her to a limited audience.

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More ironic footnote than ultimate collection, this anthology is a bittersweet reprise of Aimee Mann's troubled major-label career. Take a few 'Til Tuesday tracks (including their 1980s hit, "Voices Carry"), most of her I'm With Stupid album, some tracks from Whatever, and a whole bunch of B-sides, and you've got--what? Let's call it the penultimate collection, since the songs from Mann's breakthrough Magnolia soundtrack and Bachelor No. 2 album will have to wait for a subsequent, and perhaps more essential, compilation (one not likely to be issued by the parent company that dumped Mann and made her buy her album back). This collection does boast a lovely cover of Badfinger's "Baby Blue," while Mann originals like "That's Just What You Are," "Amateur," and "Long Shot" (all from I'm With Stupid) still sound great. But without "Save Me" or Mann's other more recent triumphs (or, come to think of it, anything from her first band's Bark Along with the Young Snakes), Utimate Collection doesn't begin to tell the story of this talented pop survivor. --Bill Forman

1. That's Just What You Are
2. You Could Make A Killing
3. You're With Stupid Now
4. Wise Up
5. Driving With One Hand On The Wheel
6. Long Shot
7. Choice In The Matter
8. Voices Carry (Single Mix)
9. Take It Back
10. Say Anything
11. Jacob Marley's Chain
12. Amateur
13. All Over Now
14. Baby Blue
15. Everything's Different Now
16. Sign Of Love
17. The Other End (Of The Telescope) (Live)
18. Jimmy Hoffa Jokes
19. Stupid Thing
20. I Should've Known

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  • Audio CD (September 12, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Polygram Label Group
  • ASIN: B00004XR58
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,980 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Please, please, please don't buy this disc.
John J Poulos III
And as for the aforementioned live version of "Other End (of the Telescope)", well, the less said the better.
David Pearlman
Aimee has recently said she is going to put together a REAL "Aimee Mann Ultimate Collection." Wait for that.
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384 of 393 people found the following review helpful By Foudental on January 6, 2001
Format: Audio CD
There is a CD that was released recently titled "Aimee Mann--the Ultimate Collection". I want to give everyone a heads-up about this CD, because it was not only something that I had nothing to do with, it's a product I consider to be seriously substandard and misleading. My manager Michael Hausman and I heard that this project was in the works several months ago. In our opinion the label putting out the record, Hip-O Records, had no right to use the material they were intending to use in the first place. But I didn't want to be the bad guy and shut the project down entirely, so I asked Michael to get in touch with whoever was heading the project and offer our services, so that the record could be one I was proud of, even if it wasn't something I wanted out in the first place. I offered to do the artwork, as I had done for every record I've ever made except the first Til Tuesday record, and be involved in song selection. This offer was flatly refused--we were basically barred from being involved in any way on a project that had my NAME on it. As typical as this is in the music business, it still never ceases to amaze me. The most unbelievable thing they did was to take quotes from old interviews and weave them into liner notes for the package so that it would APPEAR that I had been involved--basically using my own reputation for integrity in my music to sell their own .... product.
And the very title--"The Ultimate Collection"--implies at the very least a comprehensive collection, when it doesn't contain anything from Bachelor No. 2 and only one song from Magnolia (and not the Oscar-nominated song), and yet it DOES contain several things I personally consider to be absolute ....
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114 of 121 people found the following review helpful By John J Poulos III on November 14, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Please, please, please don't buy this disc. Aimee Mann is one of the smartest, finest performers around today, and those who haven't felt the joy of an Aimee Mann album should rush right out and buy one--but this isn't it.
Mann has been cheated and disrespected by the record industry at every turn (and there have been many turns) in her long career, and this collection is just another screwjob.
These tracks were essentially stolen from Mann, put out without her permission, and--in an ultimate act of sleaze--presented as an authorized project. They even took Mann's words from old interviews and incorporated them into the liner notes--as if she were involved from the start.
Mann herself considers this CD to be "substandard and misleading". She says that, while she is proud of some of the tracks contained herein, "it DOES contain several things I personally consider to be absolute crap, including a rough mix of one song from just one of two reels of tracks, [and] a song recorded live off the radio 10 years ago and never authorized by me to be recorded at all..."
If you're new to Aimee Mann, buy "Whatever" or "I'm With Stupid" or the most recent album "Bachelor No. 2".
If you know and love Mann's work, shame on you for even considering purchasing this slap-in-the-face.
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53 of 57 people found the following review helpful By MF on September 19, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Sonically, this is an outstanding disk.... and there are some great songs on it. But most people would be better served by purchasing other Aimee Mann CDs. Whether you know Aimee only through her work on Magnolia, or are a long time fan, you would do much better with her outstanding new album Bachelor #2. I love every song on that album and it is one of the best of the year, by any artist.If you already have Bachelor #2, I would recommend purchasing "I'm With Stupid" and "Whatever". There are too many great songs from those albums missing on this collection. These include some of my favorites, "Its Not Safe" from I'm With Stupid" and "Fourth of July" and "I've Had It" from Whatever.If you have all of Aimee's other work, then, and ONLY then, you might think about buying this collection for the B sides. That is my honest advice based on the merits of the music on this CD. However, it is worth noting that Michael Hausman IS Aimee Mann's manager. It is terribly unfair that Universal is trying to profit from Aimee's recent success and hard work after the way they treated her.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 21, 2000
Format: Audio CD
On her website, aimeemann.com, aimee herself is asking her fans to please NOT purchase this cd. It was not authorized by Aimee and she was refused when she offered to assist in the sequencing of the tracks, the mixes, and the artwork. Many of the tracks were never intended to be released in the form that they exist in on this collection. Aimee Mann has already begun a lawsuit against the company that released this. She will not make any money from the sale of this album. Luckily she has worked so hard against the corporate record companies that have made it so difficult for her fans to hear her music. If you want the real thing, buy "I'm With Stupid", "Bachelor #2" and the Magnolia soundtrack. The Ultimate Disrespect for Artists folks have also done a similar slap in the face to Maria McKee recently. These two singers should be revered for their contributions, not taken advantage of for the benefit of corporate slobs. Don't give in to this mediocre collection. Buy the music Aimee Mann intended her fans to have. Also - while you're at it - check out Aimee Mann's extraordinary producer's debut - Jon Brion's "Meaningless" album. It features a great Aimee Mann song on it!
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