Toss a line into the vast ocean of budget-priced classic rock greatest-hits/ultimate/definitive collections, and you’re bound to snag a Bay City Rollers overview or two, but this 21-track compilation from Sony may be one of the better ones. Stocked with all ten of the sugary power pop group’s Top Ten hits, as well as 11 choice album cuts, this Greatest Hits collection is both simple and essential, resulting in the perfect introductory companion for those who have yet to “Give a Little Love” to these fine bubblegum Scotsmen.
2010 four CD anthology, the ultimate collection from the '70s Glam/teen sensations spanning their entire career. Includes all of their hits and most popular album tracks including 'Saturday Night', 'Shang-A-Lang', 'Summerlove Sensation', 'All Of Me Loves All Of You', 'Bye Bye Baby', 'Give A Little Love', 'Money Honey' and many more. Also includes rare U.S. and alternate versions and solo Les McKeown tracks, plus cuts lifted from their final three Power Pop/New Wave influenced albums. Expanded artwork includes 36 full color booklet featuring extensive new liner notes, rare photos and a Rollers discography.
Songwriter and pianist Anne Clark has been a cult figure since the early '80s and has amassed a rather sizable catalog despite her small but rabid following. She writes nearly-Gothic love songs full of obsession and pathos, and pretty orchestral settings with clever instrumental figures and stinging piano runs and minor-key epiphanies. She's a consummate artist, playing to her strengths while trying to subtly, but surely, extend her reach, and always following her own muse, even when it takes her into dissonant territory. Most of her albums are out of print even on CD, and sell for collector's prices when they can be found. This is too bad, because Clark has assembled a solid, if quirky, and passionately honest body of work. This best-of issued by Beehive is truly that. It features 24 tracks and clocks in at over 75 minutes. Many of these are Clark's most lovely songs, such as "The Sitting Room," "All Night Party" (with Vini Reilly of Durutti Column), the "12" remix" of "Our Darkness," and "The Last Emotion," as well as instrumental themes such as "Swimming" and "An Ordinary Life".
The Country Music Association of Australian and EMI Music have enjoyed a long and prestigious relationship for close to 20 years, with the annual release of the "Winners" compilation, collecting together the finalists from the Tamworth Golden Guitar Awards every year. Now comes this stunning double CD collection of timeless favourites from the superstars of the local country music scene, featuring Lee Kernaghan, Slim Dusty, Adam Brand, Adam Harvey, Beccy Cole, James Blundell, Kasey Chambers, Troy Cassar-Daley, Gina Jeffreys, John Williamson and many more.