Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Cutting the way
Teresa M. Allison | kingman, ks USA | 10/03/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Usually the biggest problem with greatest hits collections is that something is left off. Not so with The Best of The Cutting Crew. Leave it to an import disc to get it right. Not only are there 2 versions of (I Just)Died In Your Arms, but all the others are there too. Proving that lyrics are important the cd is also heavy on guitars and synthesizers, but they don't over power the vocals. Songs like Fear of Falling and Everything But My Pride display strong vocals while One For The Mockingbird and the soulful I've Been In Love Before remind us why the 80's were such a strong decade in music. This is a must have for any fan of Duran Duran, Mr. Mister, and other big bands of that decade."
OK as Greatest Hits Packages Go
Hyperdrive | Canada | 07/31/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Track 13 of this issue is "(I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight" (Extended Remix). Fans should be advised that the "extended" bit is actually a mere 6 seconds and the "remix" is, for the most part, indiscernible from the single. It is NOT the original extended version that we all loved when it was released back in '87. Rip Off."
The Cutting Crew STILL have it (& always did).............
S. W. Arndt | Milwaukee, Wisconsin | 07/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I would like to say that if any 80's fans enjoy the great memories that decade produced, this is a Greatest Hits to help keep those memories alive. I would first like to correct the "Farshid Arjomandi" review a bit. The entire band disbanded(went on to other things) after the "Scattering" album leaving Nick Van Eede & Kevin MacMichael to take the reins (no pun intended) as Christopher Neil of Mike & The Mechanics fame would go on to produce Compus Mentus(the last "out of print" Cutting Crew album). The only song making an appearance from that album is "If Thats The Way You Want It" which finds the band more mature and in-tune as they ever have been. There are also 2 Non-Album tracks here, Christians & Contact High(both from the "Scattering" sessions). Added in with hits like "One For The Mocking-Bird", "(I Just) Died In Your Arms" + the Remixed version, "The Scattering", "I've Been In Love Before", "Any Colour", and "Everything But My Pride", this album finally shows that a "Greatest Hits" package can be worth the price. It is also a fitting tribute to Kevin MacMichael himself as he has passed on since the final album and his time spent with Robert Plant's (of Led Zepplin fame) solo effort "Fate Of Nations" album and tour. May he "Rest In Peace". I highly recommend this album to all who still find themselves "Lost In The 80's" while living in today. This is the Cutting Crew at its best. Go ahead, you know you want to have it..........you've earned it, and it is worth EVERY penny. PEACE 2 ALL!!!! :) :) The 80's STILL RULE!!!! :) :)"