|1. Heaven Is A Place On Earth|
|2. I Get Weak|
|3. I Feel The Magic|
|4. Half The World|
|5. Gotta Get To You|
|6. Leave A Light On|
|7. Circle In The Sand|
|8. Mad About You|
|9. I Feel Free|
|10. Summer Rain|
|11. Live Your Life Be Free|
|12. Vision Of You|
|13. Do You Feel Like I Feel?|
Of course, you get Belinda's signature hit, the #1 80's classic "Heaven Is A Place On Earth" which still sounds fun and fresh to this day. Two other top 5 hits are present and those are the Diane Warren penned power ballad "I Get Weak" and Belinda's breakthrough hit, the upbeat "Mad About You." And who can forget the top 10 hit "Circle In the Sand?" But these aren't the only good songs. "Leave A Light On" from the Runaway Horses album was a moderate hit back in '89 and ranks right up there with HIAPOE. Very catchy and uplifting. "Summer Rain" was also a top 40 single and a good inclusion. The 50's-ish "I Feel the Magic" was a minor hit for Ms Carlisle and is also present. One of my favorites has to be the beautiful lush ballad "Half the World." It was taken from Live Your Life Be Free which never got the attention it deserved due to the altering music climate of the early 90's. A real shame. "Vision of You" is also a very pleasent ballad that adds to the set.
Sure, Belinda Carlisle wasn't the best vocalist ever or anything, but her voice had such a distinct quality making her and her songs instantly recognizable. She was a real joy to the pop charts and with the right song, I'd love to see her make a comeback to the mainstream. Do not hesitate on this one!!
-The main reason you probably want a Belinda Carlisle solo hits compilation is for one song - her biggest solo hit, Heaven Is A Place On Earth. Needless to say, it's present here.
-You get other big solo hits by Belinda, including I Get Weak and Mad About You. These songs are masterpieces, no questions asked.
-The compilation also gives you a number of Belinda's underrated solo masterpieces. There was more to her solo career than just the popular stuff, you know.
-There really isn't a whole lot wrong with this compilation. Just remember it only covers Belinda's SOLO material.
If you're a casual fan of Belinda Carlisle, you can't go wrong with this compilation. Every song on here is nothing short of excellent. No collection of eighties pop music is complete without this compilation.
Although this is a rather "watered down" compilation. Read more