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Perhaps his best album--great late '80s pop/rock
on August 24, 2002
I prefer the "rock side" of Richard Marx to the more recent R & B style he turned to in the mid-'90s. That being said, this is probably his best album--with a wonderful variety of rock and pop.
The opening track, "Nothin You Can Do About It", is a crunching rocker which I actually heard briefly on rock radio way back when--proving that Marx was once about more than ballads. Equally as catchy is the second track, the lead single and #1 hit "Satisfied". Then comes another big hit, the beautiful yet still somewhat rock-based "Angelia". Gorgeous song.
Everyone who reviews Richard Marx's greatest hits album says it is an absolutely complete collection. I disagree for one reason: the top 20 hit "Too Late To Say Goodbye", which is the fourth song on this album, was not included. This song is a gorgeous, powerful anthem which to me is one of Marx's best singles ever. At the end of that song comes a soft instrumental that leads right in to the all-time famous ballad "Right Here Waiting".
From that point until the last track, the album is filled with non-hit rockers which are all good to great. "Heart On The Line" and "If You Don't Want My Love" are great, while the haunting, rocking "Wait For The Sunrise" is exceptional. That song to me is truly the best of Richard Marx--a fantastic rocker. Then comes that last track, the also-incredible "Children Of The Night". This song has a touching, heartfelt message not to mention melodic, anthemic sound. Beautiful way to end the album.
Along with certain "pop metal" albums, this album represents the epitome of why "'80s music" was so great and fun to listen to. A nearly perfect blend of the best of melodic pop and rock music of that era. I bought this album when it first came out (just months before I turned 20 years old) and still love it to this day.