Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|The Psychedelic Furs|
In The Pink
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Yet Another Compilation
RIC | FAIR LAWN, NJ USA | 06/16/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I wasn't aware of this 1996 release until I saw it in my sister's collection. Seems odd that this came out only one year before "Should God Forget" their double cd retrospective. Of course, since they broke up in 1991 there have been numerous compilations. Yes, all of these songs are good, the three stars are here because none of these tunes appeared on the "All Of This And Nothing" comp. Anyone hearing this cd would probably want to buy all five of the cd's this collection collects. Most of these individual albums would earn four or five stars by most music lovers. If you're not familiar with the band, they are similar to Roxy Music and Toad the Wet Sprocket. Cuts 5, 6 & 7 are from the first album simply entitled "Psychedelic Furs" (1980); cuts 3 & 4 are from Talk Talk Talk (1981); cut 9 is from "Forever Now" (1982); cuts 8 & 10 are from "Mirror Moves" (1984); and cuts 1 & 2 are from "Midnight to Midnight" (1986). These are all highly listenable albums."
One of my favorite bands, but not an inspiring package
Christian Buckley | Washington State, United States | 11/23/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I have to agree with RIC's comments. As a huge fan of the Furs going back to 84, I picked up this album hoping for something new and rare -- maybe a different mix, or a hidden track. Nope. Since I already owned all of their albums, there was nothing new here to make it stand out. If you're looking for a good compilation covering the 20+ year span of Psychedelic Furs, you're better off picking up "All of This and Nothing" for the major hits, and then I'd recommend "Here Came the Psychedelic Furs: B Sides and Lost Grooves". The latter includes some early rarities, a number of remixes and extended versions, and live versions of 'President Gas' and 'No Easy Street', two of my favorites.
If you're intent on tracking down each and every Furs album, don't forget to pick up the two Love Spit Love albums (titled 'Love Spit Love' and 'Trysome Eatone' - which is the better of the two). These were Richard Butler's (vocals) side project until the Furs reunited again last year (2003)."