Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
"Just a basic energy"--Man Shake
mwreview | Northern California, USA | 02/06/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is an interesting set of songs for Culture Club fans who did not collect all the B-sides and 12" singles. Some of the remixes are excellent, especially "It's A Miracle/Miss Me Blind" and "I'll Tumble 4 Ya." Captain Crucial appears on the "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" 12". The B-sides are also quality material. "Colour By Numbers" is rather drab yet pleasant at times, but "From Luxury to Heartache" is excellent (better than some of the tracks that made the album by the same name) and backup singer Helen Terry kicks big time fanny on "Man Shake." "Love is Love," which was released on the Electric Dreams soundtrack, is wonderful and if you have never heard the instrumental version of "Time," you need to buy this CD right away. That track alone makes this collection worth your time. It is absolutely beautiful. The only track that is a waste here is "Black Money." It is just the version off Colour By Numbers which most people already have. I would rather see "The Crying Game" on here to complement the 12" Boy George solo "Everything I Own." Unfortunately, this collection was put together a couple years before the soundtrack. Still, unless you already have all these tracks on their original records, this CD is a must for any Culture Club fan. The CD booklet also includes interesting notes on each of the tracks. Note: I notice some of these B-sides are being released on the remastered CDs of the albums so, if you plan on buying them, you may want to hold off on this CD until you know if all these tracks are included on the remasters."
The best of the mixes...
scotgirl | Memphis, TN--USA | 12/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I own several of the "music-released-beyond-the-albums" material on CD and on vinyl, and I have to say this is one of the best. As a Culture Club fan of 20-plus years, I find myself still listening to this CD in my car and I never grow tired of it. There have been quite a bit of "re-released" compilations, and some are just down right annoying, but this is something with a great groove (they MUST have pumped the bass and drums on some of these tracks since the originals). This CD does not just include Culture Club's top 40 stuff, but gives a true overview of what the entire band (not just George solo, although I like his stuff too) is really capable of--GOOD MUSIC."
There are two variations of this collection
scotgirl | 09/18/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Well I have one of the variations and I like long versions of them hit tracks (which are many) so the shorter ones are.. ok
no one can have ever missed "Miss Me Blind" ,"Karma Chameleon" & "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" the classic mixes.
All those new versions my apply to the dance floors but to have the real nostalgic sound I prefer the original album & 12" mixes.
Call me oldfashioned but remixes can be good & bad depending who speaks their mind. Giving it 3 is minus for the missing track listinigs on this one & lack of any information at all. Makes hard choice for customers to buy it ;).
---- Still I cannot see the tracklist on this one !? ----"