Vh1 Behind the Music: Go-Go's Collection Original recording remastered
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Audio, Cassette, Original recording remastered, May 23, 2000
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Packed with hit after hit, this album concentrates on what worked for the Go-Go's and left what didn't work for the special. With 7 tracks from their first album, 5 tracks from their Vacation album and 5 tracks from perhaps their best overlooked effort, 1984's Talk Show album.
The choice cuts include We Got The Beat, Our Lips Our Sealed, Vacation, Beatnik Beach, Head Over Heels and Turn To You. But also included among these are songs that were great but never released as singles. Skidmarks on My Heart (one of the few Carlisle penned tracks--and her favorite), Fading Fast, Can't Stop This World, Girl of a 100 Lists, and I'm The Only One.
I think that perhaps the girls should have included some new songs here but perhaps a new album with new material will materialize before the end of the year. You may already have their greatest hits collections, but this one packs all the hits and then some...a must for any Go-Go fan!
As a collection this has a number of hits that the 1990 anthology: Greatest missed: Yes or No, and Skidmarks On My Heart. That's good news.
However, this package is also a little idiosyncratic. For example: It's Everything But Party Time was heard in the VH1 special, live and studio, it was even mentioned by the group. So, where is it? The same applies to Cool Jerk, and also How Much More.
Why is Speeding on this? We had that on Return to the Valley of the Go-Go's.
So we have a greatest hits package that is molded after the VH1 special, that misses being molded after said special.
Suggestion: buy Return to the Valley of the Go-Go's. You get all these songs, great live tracks, early live tracks with the original line-up. In otherwords, the previous anthology did a better job of reflecting the VH1 special than this, and that wasn't its intent.
But underneath that image of America's Sweethearts throbbed the triple rock and roll threat of excess, drugs, booze and ego. "Vacation" may have been a terrific follow-up album, but the Go Go's were beginning to split at the seams. And by the third (and arguably their best) album, "Talk Show," tensions drove Jane Wieldlen away and the band called it quits.
Darn shame that. Those three albums kept showing growth as a band (listen to "Mercenary," the best track off "Talk Show") and the semi-biographical "Head Over Heels" was as good a rocker as most of the new wave was churning out in 1984. The songs on all three albums were frequently deceptively simple songs that were radio safe but deliciously memorable.Read more ›
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If I could give this zero stars, I would. It said that it was in very good condition. The CD was badly scratched and began skipping on the second song. Disappointed. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jeanne Rickard
Seventeen great songs from the era, with a fairly unique sound and attitude. I don't have many other greatest hits discs with seventeen songs where I don't skip over any of them,... Read morePublished on November 25, 2009 by T. Johnson
VH1 Behind the Music: Go-Go's Collection is 55 minutes and 12 seconds long and was released on May 23, 2000. The CD did not chart. Read morePublished on November 28, 2008 by Michael Patrick Boyd
I'm surprised that a couple reviews here mention that this Go-Go's 'Collection' suffers from either poor remastering or so-so remastering. Read morePublished on August 30, 2008 by Jason W. Bellenger
Lots of good songs on this one. They weren't the best musicians/songwriters in the world, but they had a lot of gumption, and you can tell they enjoyed what they did. Read morePublished on September 2, 2007 by Denise Ogerly
The Go-Gos were often made sport of.. a bunch of pop singing chicks. But when you compare the voices and consider the fact that they played their own instruments... Read morePublished on July 29, 2007 by Michael J. Dellarciprete
A good collection of the ladies music from the early 80's. Before their egos destroyed a good thing...sigh... Four stars for the music!Published on January 30, 2007 by D. S. HARDEN
Usually a best of album leaves out one or two of the best songs a group ever made but, this cd has everything good about the go go's. Great sound quality also. Read morePublished on October 11, 2006 by Multiplex
The Go-Go's are one of the best bands of all time!
This CD has what I think are the absolute best songs by the Go-Go's. My favorite song is "Can't Stop The World". Read more