- Audio CD (January 14, 1992)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Capitol
- ASIN: B000003JBD
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #217,574 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Essential John Waite
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John's voice is really quite unique and very human. He has the uncanny ability to make it sound like he is singing to "you".
After this, I do recomend you seek out the rest of his albums. You will not be disappointed. :)
Waite's songs are very personal and distinguish themselves from the "clever" lyrics that have dominated chart music for the last 30 years.
While Essential John Waite does cover his career, it’s done in a slipshod, almost random way. Entire albums are skipped completely, as are hit songs you’d expect to find on a collection like this. They do include “Missing You,” which is Waite’s biggest solo hit, but you have to make it through 19 random songs, including some that appear to be previously unreleased, to get there. The label also didn’t make any special effort to clean up the sound quality on this budget collection.
If you run across a cheap copy, Essential John Waite does an OK job as a “John Waite for beginners” collection. Still, if you’re already familiar with Waite’s career, you’re much better off with The Complete John Waite Volume 1: Falling Backwards, which actually does have his hit songs, includes his Bad English hits and has been remastered.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this guy's voice! Perfect to listen to when you are broken hearted. John Waite! John Waite!Published 5 months ago by Anthony Gauthier
I ordered this CD because of a song I really like, but the rest of it isn't too good. Wish I could have ordered just the song.Published on March 31, 2013 by LUVSERIES69