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Spandau Ballet - Greatest Hits [Capitol]
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Spandau Ballet - Greatest Hits [Capitol]
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1

That small coterie of early-'80s Britpop bands who were part of the New Romantic movement--a dressed-up and dance-oriented response to punk rock--have largely been dismissed as pretty boys whose affinity for hairspray and ...  more »

      

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All Artists: Spandau Ballet
Title: Spandau Ballet - Greatest Hits [Capitol]
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Capitol
Release Date: 10/16/1995
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724383597826, 724383597840

Synopsis

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That small coterie of early-'80s Britpop bands who were part of the New Romantic movement--a dressed-up and dance-oriented response to punk rock--have largely been dismissed as pretty boys whose affinity for hairspray and trend mongering outweighs their talent. And while there's some truth in that, it's largely an unfair characterization. As evidence, check out this collection from Spandau Ballet, who began life as the overly photogenic house band (love that eye patch) for London's Blitz club and went on to international fame with pop-soul crooners like "True" and "Gold." But the band was more interesting on earlier tracks like "To Cut a Long Story Short," which suggest that brothers Gary and Martin Kemp could come up with a slightly smoother take on the intentionally stilted funk of cronies A Certain Ratio. In the unlikely event that pop revisionists ever give the New Romantics their due, Spandau Ballet will be at the head of the queue. --Bill Forman

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CD Reviews

Excellent! Do you know how golden voice sounds?
KC Lee | Penang, Malaysia | 01/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an excellent CD. Tony sure has one of the most beautiful voice in the world! Just for the song "True" is worth the purchase. Songs like I'll Fly For You, Gold, Lifeline and Only When You Leave are also very good. This collection really represents the genre in the 80s. How I wish they will continue to come out with new albums! Those "boyz" bands nowadays can't even come close to Spandau Ballet at all!"
Sound of 80s, simple but smooth and relaxing
ahyuksel@superonline.com | Istanbul, TURKEY | 10/02/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Anyone who wishes to learn how popular music of 80's was, will find that this CD is a good sample of that period.The music is, a tad simple perhaps compared to contemporary popular music, but very smooth and relaxing, which I believe is the characteristic of 80's popular music.The best songs are Gold, Only When You Leave and True; not necessarily in that order."
Very Good
Mrs. K. L. Gardner | 05/25/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There are some CDs from 80's which still appeal to me. This is one good example of them. "True" "Lifeline" "Communication" are very crisp, very stylish, sounds cool. However,to tell the truth, I like the intro of "true" the most."