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Whether you're a fan or someone new to Taylor's music, the extensive liner notes with song-by-song commentary from Taylor are the highlight of this set. Lyrics for all the songs and production credits for the various albums are also included. (Before this, the music of "Under the Blood" never caught my ear long enough for me to have realized how amazing the lyrics are.)
I disagree with the previous reviewer (and Taylor's own remarks): most of these songs don't sound all that dated to me. Yes, they're products of their times. But, like fine period furniture, they've held their value. (I do agree with Taylor, though, that the world could have lived without "Lifeboat"...)
If you're new to Taylor's music, this compilation plus the album Squint will catch you most of the way up. (You'll probably also want a copy of Chagall Guevara, though. The three songs included here aren't enough.Read more ›
Much of Steve's early work was pop that bordered on "New Wave", and one song on the first disc (Am I in Sync?) actually makes a David Bowie reference. This anthology presents a good timeline for Steve's solo career in the 80's, and touches on his brief time in the group Chagall Guevera (the best band you've never heard of).
From biting social commentary (Guily by Association, Sin for a Season, Lifeboat, Colour Code and countless others) to heartwarming vignettes (Hero), Steve's lyrics are as relevant today as they were 25 years ago.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This collection has ALMOST every one of his songs that I love so much. I've been rocking out to this a lot lately; takes me back to my high school days.Published on January 15, 2014 by M. Harvey
If you like Steve's work this is a great compilation, if you don't, then don't buy it, what more do I need to say?Published on December 17, 2013 by skypilot39b
I really liked this with his old songs that I grew up with. Didn't like some of the new stuff though seemed kinda dark,so I don't listen to that side.Published on February 13, 2013 by BonBonfla