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Ultimate Collection

November 8, 2005 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 8, 2005
  • Label: J Records
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  • Total Length: 1:19:20
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  • ASIN: B001BIMYXQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,873 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Every older track sounds better than ever remastered, and the two new songs are as good as it gets.
J. Fulmer
Some of the songs were those I heard for the first time since I heard mainly the hit singles from those albums.
Preston
If you like anything by the Eurythmics, then this is the album that you need to buy to listen to those songs.
carlton tanner

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

70 of 78 people found the following review helpful By P Magnum HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 8, 2005
Format: Audio CD
The Eurythmics singles were always much better than the complete albums they came from and The Ultimate Collection gathers together their greatest hits plus two new songs. "Here Comes The Rain Again" is their finest moment and one of the best singles from the 80's. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" was their lone number one single and is a great synth-pop song while "Would I Lie To You?" has a crunching guitar riff and blazing horn section. "I Saved The World Today" from their late 90's comeback album is a beautiful track. The two new songs open and close the album. The upbeat "I Got A Life" is the opener and better of the two songs with a downcast "Was It Just Another Affair" closing out the album. The Eurythmics made some of the 80's most intelligent and best produced songs and they still hold up twenty years later.
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65 of 77 people found the following review helpful By Jason Stein VINE VOICE on November 28, 2005
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Okay, the best part about this second hits collection is that all the songs are digitally remastered, that it includes "17 Again" and "I Saved The World Today" from their last cd "Peace" and that it includes two new tracks, "I've Got A Life" and "Was It Just Another Love Affair?", Dave and Annie's first music together in six years. Also, on one disc you have 19 songs and 80 minutes of music for good value, plus the lyrics to all the songs are included.

Now the bad part. There really should be an ESSENTIAL Eurythmics compilation consisting of two discs, so as to cover all the hits plus all the great album cuts. For example, this compilation left out "Never Gonna Cry Again", "Take Me To Your Heart" and "Belinda" from their 1981 debut "In The Garden". Take your pick of songs from their 1982 sophomore effort "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)". The only tracks included here are the title track and "Love Is A Stranger". Same could be said of their third album "Touch". There were other great songs on that album. There are no tracks from their soundtrack album to "1984 For The Love Of Big Brother". They ought to include "Sexcrime (1984)", "Julia", "For The Love Of Big Brother" and "Doubleplusgood".

There were other solid tracks from 1985's "Be Yourself Tonight" such as "Conditioned Soul" and "I Love You Like A Ball And Chain". 1986's "Revenge" is sufficiently covered. "Savage" is woefully under-represented leaving out "Beethoven (I Love To Listen To)", "I've Got A Lover (Back In Japan)", "Shame" and "Brand New Day". For some strange reason there are NO songs from 1989's "We Too Are One" album. They should include "The King And Queen Of America", "Don't Ask Me Why", "Angel" and then there's "My My Baby's Gonna Cry", "How Long?" and "When The Day Goes Down".
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Prog Fan on March 2, 2006
Format: Audio CD
As other reviewers have stated, this collection probably won't have much appeal for hard-core Eurythmics fans, who probably have all these songs and more, already, in newly remastered form.

But for just about everyone else, this collection is exactly what the doctor ordered - 19 remastered cuts filling out over 79 minutes on one CD, with all the hits one could want, as well as some choice album tracks. The Eurythmics were master song writers, and their excellent compositions are ideally suited for this treatment.

The sound is crisp and full - certainly, the cuts on this collection that I already own on other CDs sound far better on this CD, especially in the area of backing instrumentation and vocals. Very nice, indeed.

The booklet is also well done, with lyrics and credits for each song. No scrimping here, either.

I just reviewed the Kate Bush single-CD collection "The Whole Story", which was dismal in every area in which this one shines - thank goodness the Eurythmics received a much, much finer treatment.

As opposed to the Kate Bush collection, which soured me on buying any more of her material, this Eurythmics title inspires me to perhaps even spring for the Box, which features eight of their albums in remastered form with extensive bonus material.

Highly recommended.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Neptunian Spirit on November 16, 2005
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I've always been a fan of Annie Lennox's voice, so as I got older I not only enjoyed her solo work, but the work she'd done with Dave Stewart (excellent producer!). Seeing as how there has been a resurgence in 1980's music, the Eurythmics finally got onto the train, reissuing all eight of their studio albums from 1981 through 1999. Along with that, they reissued their hits package.

Originally there were two hits compilations: the U.S. version of 1991's "Greatest Hits" focusing exclusively on their U.S. singles & the U.K. version of that same set, which included the notable well-known hits, as well as the U.K. hits they racked up when their popularity declined in the late 1980's in the States.

The new reissue succeeds on it's merit of offering a much more meatier (in theory) hits package. It is the first domestic States release to feature all of their well-known singles, as well as singles that were well known in the U.K.. Add in two brilliant new tracks ("I've Got A Life" & "Was It Just Another Love Affair") along with both singles from their last full-length album "Peace"; you've got the complete singles collection for the Eurythmics. Right? Wrong.

Like Kylie, the Eurythmics titled their hits set "ultimate", & it slights several singles. While their very first record "In the Garden" once again is unrepresented, "Sexcrime (Nineteen-Eighty-Four)" from the "1984" Motion Picture Soundtrack, "Beethoven (I Love To Listen To)" from "Savage" (which as an album had no hit U.S. singles really), & the singles "Angel", "King & Queen of America", & "Don't Aask Me Why" from "We Too Are One" are left off.

I can't complain too much though, because I do have the original hits set, I just wish that when artists do hits sets that they live up to the title of that set.
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