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|Naked Eyes & Spandau Ballet|
Back To Back Hits
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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80s Pop Darlings
synofthecity | Blythewood, SC United States | 06/18/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"In the 80s, Naked Eyes and Spandau Ballet were two of the biggest bands in the nouveau British music invasion. This album is really more of an introduction to their music than anything. This really isn't a good CD for long-term fans of either group; there's nothing new to find here. But it is a fantastic collection of their greatest songs and makes the listener want to rush out and buy the rest of their catalogues. On the Naked Eyes half, the best bets are Promises, Promises and Emotion in Motion, the former of which is probably their biggest hit on flashback radio today (excepting, of course, Always Something There...). On the flip side, the obligatory True is included on the Spandau half, but the best track is the last track, Lifeline. All in all, this is a good, solid compilation for those new to the work of these artists, and I'd highly recommend it."
Naked Eyes complete Top 40 Hits
Ryan A. Rigg | 03/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD put out by EMI-Capital Special Markets finally provided the distinictive Naked Eyes greatest hits compilation I had been looking for. All four of the duo's Billboard Hot 100 chart entries (which also all reached the Top 40) are included here. I already owned a Spandau Ballet greatest hits collection, but the inclusion of the Spand's hit songs is preferable to padding out a Naked Eyes greatest hits collection with songs that were not hits. These 2 artists songs go great "Back 2 Back" as all the songs are from the same era (The 2nd British Invasion of 83-84).
What would have made this CD perfect would have been the inclusion of Spandau Ballet's "Gold" in place of "Round and Round". Then this set would have included the 4 Naked Eyes songs to reach the Hot 100 and the 4 Spandau Ballet songs to reach the Hot 100.
As with all of the CD's in the "Back 2 Back Hits" series, there are no liner notes. But at a price of $6.98, you really can't complain."