Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Progressive Pop at its Finest
H. Buck | Deer Park, NY USA | 03/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If I had to pick a favorite in my music collection it would be this CD. I have both albums on vinyl and I was pleasantly surprised when I picked up the disc in 1996. From "Don't Run My Life" to "Can't Stop Us Now", there is no filler on this collection. Mr. Blanco's voice is incredibly unique and can never be copied. It is a shame that they went away so quickly. I have heard demos from a group named KLOWN he was in after SPYS, and that was even heavier. Maybe one day he will surface again to let us enjoy his amazing talents!"
Reader | 02/13/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had the original debut LP when it came out in the early 80's, and I couldn't listen to it enough. I just LOVED this album. I never had the second LP, but when I saw both albums were released together on this CD, I absolutely HAD to purchase it! I still favor the first LP's worth of the CD, but all in all it's a WONDERFUL CD. I'm sure most people nowadays would say they've never heard of SPYS, but I think they may recognize the songs from the first album that had some radio and MTV play.
Everyone that has reviewed this CD mentions some MTV video play, but then don't seem to recall the video that they had for "She Can't Wait". It is a GREAT song, and I clearly remember the video, even if nobody else seems to. I'm so surprised that this band wasn't a HUGE hit with their first album, and I believe if they had a video for "Don't Run My Life" to go along with the video they had for "She Can't Wait", they WOULD have been a MUCH bigger success.
If you enjoy early to mid 80's rock, you will not be disappointed with this purchase. As other reviewers have mentioned, I miss what could have been many more wonderful releases by this band. I believe my favorite part of this band was the elegant keyboards by Al Greenwood. In my opinion, Foreigner pretty much sucked after Greenwood left the band. Foreigner's first three albums were great, after that - meh. That's another reason to purchase this CD - if you like the sound of the first three Foreigner albums,then you'll appreciate SPYS even more."