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Singles Collection
Singles Collection
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Alphaville
Title: Singles Collection
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic / Ada
Original Release Date: 10/18/1988
Re-Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075678190421, 075678190445

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CD Reviews

Yep. We're getting old. Alphaville is now a 'classic.'
Steve Miller | 02/06/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"How can you tell that Gen X is starting to age?We're waxing nostalgic about the music we grew up to in the 1980s... and that we're buying anthology CDs of the same!At any rate, this particular album contains eight tracks that are worth waxing nostalgic over. Both versions of 'Forever Young' are tracks that we can relate to on both sides of the Atlantic, and we probably all have slightly dimmer memories of the very cool song 'Big in Japan.'and this particular collection captures the heyday of the 12" single and the 'remix' by putting both versions of the tunes in one location. It's a worthy addition to any collection of 80s music. (It's also something that young whipper-snappers looking for some *quality* dance music might want to check out. Hip-hop? Bah! We had *real* dance music when *I* was young! :) )By the way, the 'Singles Collection' only gets Four Stars because I hated 'Red Rose' the first time around. Age hasn't made it any better. (The 12" mix version on this CD sits a bit better with me, though.)"
Brilliant group, not so good filler album for the US market?
Si Wooldridge | Chippenham, Wiltshire England | 08/27/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This "album" was a US only compilation release for the US market as evidenced by the liner notes. This is an obvious but wasted attempt by Atlantic Records to get some exposure for this very under-rated German synth band. Alphaville had released two album by this point, the classic that was Forever Young and it's brilliant follow-up Afternoons In Utopia. This compilation doesn't do either albums justice but does bring together on disc some tracks that would probably not have made to the CD format. The Special Extended Mix of Forever Young takes a good 80's synth ballad and turns into a 6 minute dance song that is even better. Red Rose and Big In Japan were remixed in 1988 for some reason and both single versions are included here as well as the 88 remix of Big In Japan. This album also contains the original 12" mixes of Red Rose and Dance With Me. I loved every one of these tracks and as a big Alphaville fan I have no qualms in purchasing this CD. 8 tracks, 4 songs - 2 from each album. Why? The tracks are not bad by any means, but this compilation could have been so much better - check out First Harvest as the definitive Alphaville singles collection so far released 4 years after this in 1992. This CD would have been better being classified as an EP and was a wasted opportunity in promoting Alphaville to a wider audience."
You must really like Alphaville
mimozas_husband | Seattle, WA United States | 01/11/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you came to this page you must really like Alphaville - you know the songs by heart, you love them, you have heard them 1000s of times. Under the circumstances, the only usefull thing to say is probably: BE AWARE THAT THE CD CONTAINS ONLY 4 SONGS, EACH IN TWO DIFFERENT VERSIONs. But if you are here that probably won't stop you, will it? It didn't stop me."