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Belinda Carlisle
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Budget price 15-track collection from EMI. Copy Controlled. 2003.


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All Artists: Belinda Carlisle
Title: Essential
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI Import
Release Date: 6/3/2003
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Adult Contemporary
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 766482091546


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Budget price 15-track collection from EMI. Copy Controlled. 2003.

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Disregard invisiboy2001's review because...
Zachary S. Nelson | El Cajon, CA United States | 11/22/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"His review is actually regarding "The Collection" and not "Essential"... The covers are exactly the same. This is a pretty good compilation CD, it includes all of her hits from 1987 to 1992. This is a re-packaged version of "The Best of Belinda Vol. 1" that came out in 1992 that hit #1 in the UK. That copy is no longer available and so this is great they re-released it.
Here are the reviews on each song (In order by release):Heaven Is A Place On Earth: Belinda's biggest hit on both sides of the atlantic. Great pop song & catchy chorus.I Get Weak: Another pop power ballad penned by Diane Warren.Circle In The Sand: A very dark ballad that can be heard in any supermarket satellite (even Bel has joked about it).Leave A Light On: Another big hit single. Similar to "Heaven". Great Chorus & Beautiful lyricsLa Luna: Spanish oriented song. Very romantic!!Runaway Horses: Another power ballad. This song is very spiritual.(We Want) The Same Thing: This is the Summer Remixed, which sounds alot better than the original version.Summer Rain: My second favorite song on the album. Very romantic that tells a story of 2 lovers that never were.Vision Of You: This is also REMIXED, which I don't think it's as good. I prefer the slower ballad version.Live Your Life Be Free: Very-anthemic rock song. Great song to sing a long to!Do You Feel Like I Feel: My all-time favorite song by Bel. Very driven chorus.Half The World: A Nice ballad.Little Black Book: Very upbeat, cutesy song!I Plead Insanity: Nice rocking song about a girl going crazy over a guy.The only thing that isn't so good is that these songs are edited, which for some songs are great and others not so great. The one that comes to mind is "Summer Rain" that sounds better as an album version. The one that sounds better would be "Circle in the Sand" it doesn't have that long ending that the regular album includes.Another negative is that "Mad About You" is left off, but due to legal rights it belonged to another record label.It's a great collection. I also recommed "A Place On Earth" it includes 10 songs from this collection + the rest of her hits in the 90's like "Big Scary Animal" & "In Too Deep".I recommend both!"
Actually Shane Lowe is STILL incorrect...
Zachary S. Nelson | El Cajon, CA United States | 07/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you can compare this song list to the "Collection" THEY ARE not the same!! The collection is album-filler songs that were never hits with a few big hits on the CD. The Essential is a re-packaged edition to THE BEST OF BELINDA VOLUME 1 which I had stated in the previous review that WAS Released in The U.K. in 1992. "Her Greatest Hits" is a US Release ONLY. I was referring to the UK Release if you were paying ANY attention!! These are the songs:The Collection:
1. Heaven is a place on earth
2. I get weak
3. World without you
4. Runaway Horses
5. Summer Rain
6. Do You feel like I feel?
7. Little Black Book
8. All God's Children
9. A Prayer For Everyone
10.Fool for Love
11.We Can Change
12.Love Revolution
14.Whatever it takes
15.Vision of youThe Essential Belinda Carlisle:
1. Heaven is a place on earth
2. (we want) the same thing (summer remix)
3. Circle in the sand (single version)
4. leave a light on
5. little black book
6. summer rain
7. vision of you (91 remix)
8. Live your life be free
9. I get weak
10.La luna
11.I plead insanity without you
13.Do you feel like I Feel
14.Half the world
15.Runaway horsesSo... There are 8 songs that both CD contain... 7 DIFFERENT SONGS per CD. I should know I have both of them!!So Belinda fans Judge for yourself & discard Shane Lowe's Review... He doesn't know what he's talking about... If you're going to say something & be correct then check all the Info first!!
Now compare & YOU BE THE JUDGE :)"
This is 1992' s Best of belinda volume 1
vens | slovenia | 08/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What can you say about an album that contains no filler? One of the best "best of" compilations !"