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Ultimate Collection Import, Original recording remastered


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Import only, 32-bit remastered compilation for the adult alternative act features 33 tracks including their signature hit 'Breakout', live material, & remixes. Includes bonus CD featuring 7 tracks, 'Breakout' (N.A.D. Mix), 'Surrender' (Stuff Gun Mix), 'Twilight World' (Remix), 'Windmills Of Your Mind' (Live), 'Notgonnachange' (Dashi Mix), 'Breakout' (1992 Remix) & 'Alone'. Digipak. Universal.

1. Breakout
2. Surrender
3. Fooled By A Smile
4. Twilight World
5. You On My Mind
6. Where In The World
7. Waiting Game
8. Forever Blue
9. Am I The Same Gril
10. Notgonnachange
11. Get In Tuch With Yourself
12. Who Let The Love Out
13. Incomplete Without You
14. La La ( Means I Love You )
15. Better Make It Better
16. Making The Right Move
17. Dont Let Yourself Down
18. Mama Didnt Raise A Fool
19. Somewhere In The World
20. Here And Now
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 15, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Import, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Universal Nl
  • ASIN: B0002062U0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,517 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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To be fair, the rest of the collection is also very good.
Richard S. Ledford
It gives you all the best without making you sift through the excess of their individual albums.
Matthew Anderson
This was a surprise because there was a bonus CD included.
Patricia Bradley

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Richard S. Ledford on June 18, 2005
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Swing Out Sister (a.k.a. Corinne drewery and Andy Connell) have evolved from a synth-dance-pop style of music twenty years ago, to a Bossa Nova/late night jazz fusion, especially since 1997's Shapes and Patterns C.D.. Between those two styles they experimented with northern soul (Get in Touch with Yourself) and acid jazz (The Living return). However, their roots are clearly centered in jazz and around such celebrated songwriters as Jim Webb (who did arrangements on the Kaleidoscope World album), Burt bacharach and john Barry. In fact, the song You On My Mind (from kaleidoscopw World) is reminiscent to Jim Webb's, Up, Up and Away! These influences, along with S.O.S.'s own trademark sound result in an infectious fusion of pop, lounge and Bossa Nova.

I purchased the Ultimate Collection about this time last year, soon after purchasing their latest studio C.D., Where Our Love grows. I initially wasn't going to buyt this collection since I have nearly ALL of the C.D.s (domestic and import). However, because of the inclusion of the song, Windmills of Your Mind, the collection automatically deserves five stars. Windmills of Your Mind was the theme song from the movie, Thomas Crown Affair. Swing out Sister;s version was originallyavailable ONLY as a B-side to one of their U.K. singles from Kaleidoscope World. Later, the song was intended to be included on S.O.S.'s Best of C.D., from 1996. Instead, it was replaced with a new song, Heaven Only Knows. FINALLY it has been included on this collection (on the bonus disc). Their version of "Windmills" is very intimate in its sound and pensive in its mood, with only Andy's acoustic piano and Corinne's crystalline, yearning voice. Had this version been available when the remake of The Thomas Crown Affair was released a few years ago.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Joe Joe on May 14, 2004
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Being a huge SOS fan, I just had to get this. Amazing! Eventhough the previous Japanese Best Hits Collection was superb, this newly "32-bit" remastered version in FANTASTIC!! You hear sounds you never heard before... All the nuances and the intricacy of the trademark SOS sound.
The packaging is kind of strange though. It's a soft cardboard digipak, and the third remix CD sits in a slot. I think it's a Holland edition. No plastic wrap at all when I received it, but it didn't look like anyone had touched the CDs... I still prefer the nicely packaged Jp and US editions. But SOS is no longer published here by Mercury Records (Universal).
Highly recommended.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Anderson on August 3, 2005
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For those of you who have purchased an S.O.S. album or two and found that you liked a few key songs, but thought the rest consisted of too many istrumentals, half-realized songs, reprises, accapellas, samples, etc...this collection is for you.

Ultimate Collection contains a generous number of songs from each album, but only the best tracks make the cut. In other words, the collection doesn't skimp (or skip over) any periods of the group's career. It gives you all the best without making you sift through the excess of their individual albums. Yes, you could purchase the 20th Century Masters single-disc "best of," but you'd be cheating yourself out of many great songs. From one casual fan to another, (you know who you are) Ultimate Collection is worth the price and the number of discs.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Florida MF Fan on August 29, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Buy this CD package. You will not regret it. From start to finish the music is positive, it is musical, it varies from a very few ballads to a lot of swing to a little straight ahead jazz.

I've heard this referred to as "Bacharach" style 60's music. Yes, it is orchestrated that way...Petula Clark material also comes to mind.

SoS has a definitive sound, they tell a story and it makes for great listening.

Pay close attention to "Fooled by a Smile", "Somewhere in the World", to name two good examples of classic SoS creativity and sound.

Every tune is worth a listen and all three CDs together make an easy ride on a trip or a relaxing period around the house.

Can't recommend this enough if you like music and are sick of the crap coming out of the record companies these days.

If you like rap...move along. This has a melody, orchestration and great lyrics well performed.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By CLIFF BROWNELL on December 10, 2004
Format: Audio CD
WITH IT'S IMPROVED DYNAMIC RANGE and GREATER SIGNAL to NOISE RATIO and AT LEAST A 6db GAIN in VOLUME . THIS 32 bit CD BLOWS ALL OTHER S. O. S. CD's AWAY . THIS IS A MUST HAVE if YOU ARE A FAN of S. O .S. MY VTL Tube Amps and KLIPSCHHORNS HAVE NEVER SOUNDED BETTER .

-SWING OUT-
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Francine Grace on January 4, 2007
Format: Audio CD
This is a great selection of hits for the die hard Swing Out Sister fans. Or if you simply like good quality adult contemporary hits, this group delivers. Those that enjoy this CD set should also listen to their 2004 release, Where Our Love Grows as well as anything from their musical catalog.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James E Mello on December 7, 2012
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I needed to find one set of cd that had all the hits that SOS has produced. This was the set that did it for me!!!! This three disc set has all their best hits,and other popular songs from their past recordings. Highly recommended if you want the best of SOS!!!!
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