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The Very Best of Sandie Shaw collects a string of smash-hit singles from the barefooted '60s starlet, including '(There's) Always Something There To Remind Me'(the Bacharach & David tune covered by Naked Eyes in the '80s), 'Tomorrow', 'Nothing Comes Easy' and the number one hit, 'Puppet on a String'. Also features tracks from her '80s comeback period when she was urged by fans (and songwriters) Morrissey and Johnny Marr to record a few of their songs ('Hand In Glove' featured here) backed by their band The Smiths. 26 tracks in all. EMI. 2005.

1. (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me
2. Girl Don't Come
3. I'll Stop At Nothing
4. Long Live Love
5. Message Understood
6. How Can You Tell
7. Tomorrow
8. Nothing Comes Easy
9. Run
10. Think Sometimes About Me
11. I Don't Need Anything
12. Puppet On A String
13. Tonight in Tokyo
14. You've Not Changed
15. Today
16. Together
17. Those Were The Days
18. Monsieur Dupont
19. Think It All Over
20. Heaven Knows I'm Missing Him Now
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 14, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: EMI Europe Generic
  • ASIN: B0002XK52S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #255,308 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Ward J. Lamb VINE VOICE on January 27, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Sandie Shaw was the inspired breathy british pop singer that pre-dated 70's singer, Olivia Newton John.
However, I think Sandie is a smarter, edgier singer,and the hits, "Always something there to remind me",and "Girl don't come" helped to define a smooth sophisticated girl sound in the mid sixties.Sandie's fall created quite a gap here and her 80's tracks show she still had the chops,but unfortunately,she did not surpass her distinctive 60's sound.Her girlish romantic phrasing partially sealed her in that particular format to most music listeners."Think sometimes about me" is one of my favorite tracks.It embodies a poigant lovelorn suffering that touches the heart.
She is a unique stylist,and her femenine sassiness assures that she will be listened to for decades to come.Here on the cover of this cd we see the sexy chanteuse that was up there with Dusty,Cher,Cilla and Petula when pop was at it's zenith.A must!
If you arn't a huge fan,you still owe yourself this compilation.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on September 17, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Born Sandra Goodrich, she was discovered by Adam Faith and became Sandie Shaw. Sandie quickly established herself as one of the most important female singers of her generation, at least in Britain, between 1964 and 1967. Sandie was best suited to up-tempo material and that is clearly reflected in this collection. If you are looking for soft, romantic love songs, look elsewhere.

Sandie began her career with the Bacharach-David classic, Always something there to remind me. Taking the record to the very top of the UK charts, she knocked Roy Orbison (Oh pretty woman) off the top spot and remained there for three weeks, after which (curiously) Oh pretty woman returned to the top for one last week.

Chris Andrews (who had his own hit with Yesterday man) wrote all of Sandie's subsequent hits prior to Puppet on a string, including her second UK number one (Long live love) and three other UK top ten hits (Girl don't come, Message understood, Tomorrow).

By the beginning of 1967, Sandie seemed to be fading fast, but she was then selected to represent Britain in the Eurovision song contest, which she won with Puppet on a string, written by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter. Sandie hated the song but the public loved it and it became her third and last UK number one hit.

Sandie only had one more UK top ten hit, Monsieur Dupont, a translated French song. It was the first of two hits that Sandie had in 1969, after which it seemed that her career was over.

Sandie made a surprise comeback in the eighties because some of that decade's pop stars were fans of Sandie. Morrisey (then lead singer of the Smiths, who has since gone solo) was foremost among them.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Richard J. Frank on October 20, 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I have an earlier double CD of all of Sandie's output from 64 to 67 and have enjoyed it for years...until I heard this CD. My older disc was in mono and I always thought that the recordings were that way since many early sixties artists didn't record in stereo. Crystal clear sound and true stereo recordings make this THE disc to buy if you're looking for a Sandie Shaw collection. I bought it for the music after "Puppet On A String" but I have put my older disc aside for this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Missy Howell on August 8, 2008
Format: Audio CD
The CD was very enjoyable. It was very "sixties" and brought back some good memories. I bought it for one specific song, but found others that I really liked as well.
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