"This is a fine overall collection of Eddy's best songs. My favorites are still his biggest U.S. hits, "Electric Avenue" and "Romancing the Stone." The remake of "Baby Come Back" (on which he sang lead with The Equals ca. 1967) is not bad aside from the fact that he's slightly off-key on the chorus. Unless you're from the U.K., I suggest skipping the first track, that terrible remix of "Electric Avenue"; had it been my decision, I would have ignored it and included the 1983 12-inch mix of EA and would have put all songs in chronological order instead of randomly as so many record companies seem to get their jollies by doing nowadays. But if you don't care about such trivialities, by all means grab this interesting and fun- to- listen- to CD. (But please pay for it first! :-)"
Huge hit on this side of the Atlantic
ad_crumenam | Texas, USA | 02/28/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Eddy Grant only had the one hit in the United States (Electric Avenue) but his blend of pop and reggae was a huge hit here in the 1980s and he had scores of hits. They're all on this album, which I purchased in the UK the day it came out. The album leads off with a fantastic remix of "Electric Avenue" that was a huge hit in England in the summer of 2001 and it just keeps on going with some of reggae/pop's best classics. Another little-known fact about Grant is that he plays all of his own instruments, so he's a man of many talents. If you're a reggae fan or an 80's music fan, you should consider this record. It's fantastic."
Eddy Grant - The Greatest Hits
Zak | Brooklyn, NY (USA) | 06/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you ever hung out at the Paradise/Garage on 84 King St. back in the '80s then you know that Noboby's Got Time is the lyric version of his classic 'Time Warp', arguably the greatest club song of all time."
Best place to start if your getting into Eddy Grant
Graeme Browne | Ilford, Essex | 04/22/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This greatest hits is ideal for anyone who is starting to get into Eddy Grant, like myself. Like Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Todd Rundgren before him and Prince after him, Grant plays and sings every instrument and voice on his solo albums. This greatest hits package is a collection of some of his best works. The big hits are there 'Electric Avenue' UK#2, 'I Don't Wanna Dance' #1, 'Living On The Frontline' #11, 'Do You Feel My Love?' #8, 'Can't Get Enough Of You' #13 and 'Gimme Hope Jo'anna' #7. But save for 'Living On The Frontline', 'Can't Get Enough Of You' and 'Do You Feel My Love?', which are the best from the hits he had over here, the best songs are the funk-flying 'Walking On Sunshine' which was a modest US R&B hit, small hit 'War Party' a slow ska-tinged jam, 'Hello Africa' one of his first compositions from 1977's Message Man and a percussive treat,the slow, reflective ballad, 'Another Revolutionary' and the brilliant pop-reggae of 'Killer On The Rampage'. Of course the collection isn't perfect as it is missing a couple of his hits ('I Love You, Yes I Love You', 'Till I Can't Take Love No More' and 'Romancing The Stone'). But this collection will more than help give you an insight of most of Grant's career. It's unfortunate that this major talent will be overlooked in favour of artists such as Robbie Williams in reflective period but I strongly advise you to check out Grant's catalogue. You will experience things you don't get with most artists today."