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Best of Helix: Deep Cuts
Best of Helix: Deep Cuts
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Helix
Title: Best of Helix: Deep Cuts
Members Wishing: 11
Total Copies: 0
Label: Razor & Tie
Original Release Date: 3/9/1999
Release Date: 3/9/1999
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 793018218726

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A Good Start
Sampson Simpson | Canada | 07/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Helix are just one of those bands that haven't had a definitive hits album yet. In a lot of ways you could argue that to properly begin to appreciate Helix, you need to own two of their hits packages, not just one. Deep Cuts is one of those two. It offers a variety of known and lesser known Helix songs for the first time Helix buyer.

Deep Cuts also offers up a couple exclusives to the long-time Helix fan. First off, we finally get the video version of "The Kids Are All Shakin'" never released on CD until now. To boot, this version is superior to the album version. Second, we have "It's Too Late". Right now, you're saying, "So what? I already have that song on their second album." This "It's Too Late" isn't that "It's Too Late". It's not a different version, it's not a live recording, it's a completely different song. This "It's Too Late" is a song Paul Hackman wrote for the movie Iron Eagle, and it's never been on a Helix album before either.

The song selection here is more varied than the previous Over 60 Minutes With Helix CD. That album only selected cuts from three consecutive Helix albums, this one represents seven. Some of these are just great songs that are not often heard anymore, like their cover of "Dream On". You must assume that this song usurped another cover ballad, "(Make Me Do) Anything You Want". "Make Me Do" was a bigger hit, but "Dream On" is a better song. It's good to hear "Wild In The Streets" again. Of course, the big big big hits are all here: "Rock You", "Heavy Metal Love", "Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'", and "Deep Cuts The Knife".

This leaves missing, however, a huge slice of singles and album tracks. "That Day Is Gonna Come" really had to be on here, but it's not. The first album doesn't check in at all, which is a shame as it had Helix's first ever hits. So many album cuts are missing, and the album only clocks in at 50 minutes. That leaves almost a half an hour's empty space that could have been filled by tracks like "Billy Oxygen", "You Keep Me Rocking", "Feel The Fire", "Running Wild In The 21st Century" could go on and on.

My recomendation is to pick this up, along with the "Over 60 Minutes With Helix" CD. That will fill in many of the gaps. You still won't get all of the songs above, but consider that a start.

Sampson Simpson | 06/10/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I listened to every hair band in the 80's and Helix was one of the most underrated. Their party mentality made for some great music, and this CD captures it in a big way. If you love 80's metal, don't miss this one -you'll be sorry."
Can't go wrong
Cork | Fruitport, MI United States | 12/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've gotten every Helix tune that has come out, the day after it did, if at all possible. This compilation, although excellent all the way through, is missing MANY other great helix tunes. Because of that I could've rated it lower, but this Helix for crying out loud. The BEST hair band/party band ever!"