Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Thompson Twins - Greatest... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by DanTheLockerMan
Condition: Used: Very Good
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Thompson Twins - Greatest Hits

4.5 out of 5 stars 96 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, October 1, 1996
"Please retry"
$6.99
$4.56 $2.47
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Provided by Amazon Digital Services LLC. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.

Stream Millions of Songs FREE with Amazon Prime
Get Started with Amazon Prime Stream millions of songs anytime, anywhere, included with an Amazon Prime membership. Get started
$6.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Thompson Twins - Greatest Hits
  • +
  • The Best of Simple Minds
  • +
  • Ultimate Collection
Total price: $26.30
Buy the selected items together

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Editorial Reviews

16 original Arista cuts from the British trio that gave Flock of Seagulls a run for their MTV beauty salon money! Includes all of their Top 40 hits: Hold Me Now; Doctor! Doctor!; Lay Your Hands on Me; King for a Day; Get That Love , and Lies . Compiled and annotated by the band members themselves!
  • Sample this album Artist (Sample)
1
30
3:53
Play in Library $1.29
 
2
30
3:11
Play in Library $1.29
 
3
30
3:05
Play in Library $1.29
 
4
30
2:56
Play in Library $1.29
 
5
30
3:59
Play in Library $1.29
 
6
30
4:45
Play in Library $1.29
 
7
30
4:37
Play in Library $1.29
 
8
30
4:25
Play in Library $1.29
 
9
30
4:43
Play in Library $1.29
 
10
30
5:07
Play in Library $1.29
 
11
30
4:40
Play in Library $0.99
 
12
30
4:04
Play in Library $1.29
 
13
30
5:20
Play in Library $1.29
 
14
30
3:29
Play in Library $0.99
 
15
30
3:54
Play in Library $0.99
 
16
30
4:31
Play in Library $0.99
 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 1, 1996)
  • Original Release Date: October 1, 1996
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • Run Time: 66 minutes
  • ASIN: B000002VS7
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,344 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Amazon's Thompson Twins Store

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Jon Rydin on July 19, 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is the best non-import Greatest Hits collection of the Twins that you will ever come across. All of their dance & singles chart topping songs from the Arista age are included on this disc: The Billboard dance chart toppers "In the Name of Love" & "Lies". Their biggest U.S. singles -- "Hold Me Now" (#3, 1984), "Lay Your Hands on Me" (#6, 1985), "King for a Day" (#9, 1986), and "Doctor! Doctor!" (#11, 1984). The steps into movie soundtracks -- "If You Were Here" (memorably used in "Sixteen Candles"), and "Nothing in Common" (from the Tom Hanks' movie of the same name). Even the lesser-known gems like the anti-drug jungle grunt of "Don't Mess With Doctor Dream" and the Arabian flair of "The Gap".
The only drawback here is not covering the Twins' entire career... simply because their last 2 albums were released on Warner Bros instead of the Arista label. Regardless, this is a must-have for anyone that enjoyed the Twins in the 80's and beyond...
Comment 58 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
My first introduction to the Thompson Twins' was from the Ghostbusters Soundtrack, where their song and 1982 hit, "In The Name Of Love" from the album of the same name, was included. I was taken by the heavy synth emphasis and Tom Bailey's strong British vocals. Yet as the liner notes of the TT's compilation states, they were the anti-rock, riding the wave of Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, and other synth-oriented British acts that comprised the Second British Invasion.

Most of their American success was on the dance charts, as evidenced by "Lies," an archetypal 80's synth pop tune with its "lies lies lies yeah" chorus, which was a dance chart #1 and their first US Top 40 hit. Quite a cynical line, with "Cleopatra died for Egypt, what a waste of time." The UK Top Ten "We Are Detective", like "Lies" on the Side Kick album, seems tepid compared to their other oeuvre. The mid-paced synth-heavy ballad "If You Were Here" also on the same album, was also on the Sixteen Candles soundtrack, though in terms of Brat Pack movie songs, it's probably overshadowed by OMD's "If You Leave," from Pretty In Pink.

Into The Gap is considered their best album due to five songs included here, three of which entrenched them as one of the UK's biggest acts then. "Hold Me Now" another #1 dance hit, was their biggest US pop hit, peaking at #3. "Doctor! Doctor!" and "You Take Me Up," with its harmonica bits, choral group, and light calypso riffs were the other big hits.

The material from Here's To Future Days coincided with my MTV days, and videos for two of the songs here, "Lay Your Hands On Me" and "King For A Day" were my proper visual introduction to them. Sadly, their rip-roaring cover of the Beatles' "Revolution" is excluded, a pity as it's the best song on HTFD.
Read more ›
Comment 41 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
Thompson Twins are the best the 80's music scene has to offer. They are my favorite group of all time. Their songs are filled with delightful hooks, melodies and great instrumentation. This collection features the track, "If You Were Here," which was featured in "SIXTEEN CANDLES." Other highlights include "Sister Of Mercy," "Don't Mess With Doctor Dream" and "Long Goodbye." One thing would make a Thompson Twins collection better, b-sides. If it were an instrumental version, an unreleased song or a remix; Twins fans around the world would sing and dance forever. Even though the Twins are "no more," we can enjoy this compilation and more recent recordings (known by the artist BABBLE). So, what are you waiting for? Let them get you!
Comment 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
Most of the compilations around nowadays are pretty good but far from the best, short of buying the actual albums themselves. I feel that this holds its own in terms of the casual listener is concerned, but an aficionado of the band would want a double disc or box set to be happy. It's organized chronologically which is a plus to me, with the all of good tunes here.

It has all of the classics from the band you'd want. In the Name of Love, Lies, Love on Your Side, Hold Me Now, Doctor! Doctor!, The Gap, & Lay Your Hands on Me. The album's major plus are the not-so-well known tunes to me like We Are Dectetive, Don't Mess With Doctor Dream, Nothing in Common, & Get That Love.

The booklet enclosed has some good info on the band, including their explosion onto the MTV scene, as well several photos, credits for each song. Too bad, they didn't fill out the album's time with some lesser known tunes not here or live tracks. They were phenemonal live & should've had some live tunes here to show it.

I love all of the tracks, but it's not complete enough to get a full 5 stars from me.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I was born 11-28-1959,so I was in my 20's during the 80's.80's music was FUN to listen to and the videos were just as much as fun to watch.I may be 51 years of age now but I still think I am 18 years of age and depending on my mood I can still believe I am in my 20's.This CD is GRREEAT.That is GREAT.You can understand the words to the songs and the CD has got me dancing in my car.It sounds GREAT on my car stereo.If you want to woo a girl,play "HOLD ME NOW".Regardless of your age,Buy this CD,listen to it,go back to a simpler time,daydream,and ENJOY.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Forums

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Thompson Twins - Greatest Hits
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Thompson Twins - Greatest Hits