Shalamar - Greatest Hits [Right Stuff] Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
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Audio CD, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, July 27, 1999
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Top Customer Reviews
The pop Shalamar produced at first sounds catchy but frothy, but listening to their entire string of hits and the transcendent voices of Hewett, Watley and Daniels, all driven by the propulsive, sexy Solar sound, make it clear this is music for the ages. Fans will quibble with a choice or omission (I wish "Full of Fire" and "Go For It" had been included, I prefer the mix of "Second Time Around" included on other compilations, and the last two songs don't mean much to me), but this pretty much includes almost all of the highlights. I'm especially happy with the choices from the group's last good album, "The Look", when they moved away from their traditional sound toward one more influenced by rock and synthesizers, and which tends to be overlooked by some traditional fans -- "You Can Count On Me", with its falsetto harmonies, is one of their best songs, an unbelievably beautiful ballad.
As a former DJ, I continue to listen to (and enjoy) tons of current music, from rap to techno to rock to jazz to R&B...Beasties, Beck, Moby, Slick Rick, R Kelly, Coltrane, etc etc But this music has a special place in my heart, and makes me very happy every time I listen to it, no matter what my mood. I'm thrilled such a sublime collection is on CD at last.
For those of us who need something more, buy the 12" collection here on Amazon. This is an import from Canada & a little more expensive (about $$$), but MUCH better. This one also collects all the hits & all of the long versions at that. To have Uptown Festival in its' complete form after all these years is great!
See what kind of a fan you are & make your decision off of that. Hopefully you will make the 12" choice ...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not sure why they omitted "Full of Fire", my favorite of all their many songs. It would be great if they ever toured again as a group with a disco show.Published on May 17, 2014 by D. J. Lord
I WILL USE THIS CD AT MY WEDDING AND WE HAVE OUR FIRST DANCE FROM ONE OF THE SONGS ON THIS CD. THANKS.Published on June 19, 2013 by JENNIE
Shalamar just came up on my iTunes playlist and I felt inspired to come on and review this album. Not all of their best stuff is here. "There it Is" is missing, for example. Read morePublished on January 22, 2011 by Doug
I love Shalamar, and this Greatest Hits CD is Awsome!! Very Pleased with the purchase!Published on December 16, 2008 by Debbie Lombardi
This CD brings back memories of the good old days when music was music and you could understand the lyrics. I enjoy Shalamar. It's a classic.Published on March 12, 2007 by Tanya F. Moore
This group has some of the best vocalizations and instrumentation of any historic band other than dazz band. Read morePublished on March 9, 2007 by Robert P. Bennett
I LIKE THIS CD. IT CONTAINS ALL OF MY FAVORITE SONGS BY SHALAMAR. SO, IF YOU LIKE SHALAMAR THEN I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND YOU TO BUY THIS CD BECAUSE YOU WOULD ENJOY IT. Read morePublished on September 5, 2004 by A. R SCOTT
I am a fan of Shalamar. Their music always take me back to the days when life was simpler and easier. I will recommend this collection to the casual fan. Read morePublished on January 13, 2004 by K. J. Bryant