Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
or
Amazon Prime Free Trial required. Sign up when you check out. Learn More
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

The Ultimate Collection (2CD) [Best of, Original recording remastered]

the Pogues , The Pogues Audio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
Price: CDN$ 31.33 & FREE Shipping. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
Want it delivered Friday, August 1? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout.

Frequently Bought Together

Customers buy this album with Rum Sodomy & The Lash (Remastered / Expanded) CDN$ 12.88

The Ultimate Collection (2CD) + Rum Sodomy & The Lash (Remastered / Expanded)
Price For Both: CDN$ 44.21

Show availability and shipping details


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Details


Disc: 1
1. A Rainy Night In Soho
2. Sally MacLennane
3. The Irish Rover
4. Dirty Old Town
5. Fairytale Of New York
6. Streams Of Whiskey
7. If I Should Fall From Grace With God
8. Fiesta
9. The Body Of An American
10. "Misty Morning, Albert Bridge"
See all 22 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Streams of Whiskey (Live At The Brixton Academy 2001)
2. If I Should Fall From Grace With God (Live At The Brixton Academy 2001)
3. Boys From The County Hell (Live At The Brixton Academy 2001)
4. The Broad Majestic Shannon (Live At The Brixton Academy 2001)
5. Young Ned Of The Hill (Live At The Brixton Academy 2001)
6. Turkish Song Of The Damned (Live At The Brixton Academy 2001)
7. Rainy Night in Soho (Live At The Brixton Academy 2001)
8. Tuesday Morning (Live At The Brixton Academy 2001)
9. Rain Street (Live At The Brixton Academy 2001)
10. A Pair Of Brown Eyes (Live At The Brixton Academy 2001)
See all 22 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Product Description

Fusing the spirit of punk rock with traditional Irish folk music, Shane MacGowan and the Pogues created a distinctive musical style and influenced such modern alternative heroes as Dropkick Murphys and the Real McKenzies. MacGowan's songwriting and distinctive vocals have created some great music, both in the studio and live. This fantastic double CD brings you the best of both The Pogues' worlds. Disc 1 features 22 classic singles and album tracks including 'Irish Rover' (with The Dubliners), 'A Pair Of Brown Eyes', 'White City, 'London Girl', 'Fiesta', their unique rendition of Ewan MacColl's 'Dirty Old Town' and 'Fairytale Of New York', which features the incomparable vocal talents of the late Kristy MacColl (Ewan's daughter!). Disc 2 showcases The Pogues live in concert, recorded at the legendary Brixton Academy in 2001. This second disc features an additional 22 blistering performances including 'Turkish Song Of The Damned', 'Sally Maclennane', 'Young Ned Of The Hill' and 'The Sickbed of Cuchulainn' among others. Two discs featuring 44 tracks in all. Warner.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Most helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Live Disk Makes Hits Collection A "Must Buy" April 8 2005
Format:Audio CD
While the material on Disk 1 of this two disk set is really just a digitially remastered recycling of pre-released material (and incidentally about the 4th Pogues greatest hits album released), Disk 2, a live CD recorded at the Pogues Reunion Show in 2001, is simply unbelievable.
"Unbelievable" for a number of reasons. First, the sound quality is fantastic, which is not the case for most of the Pogues live recordings issued as bootlegs, etc. Second, Shane MacGowan sounds MUCH more coherent than he has recently on his live solo album ("Across The Broad Atlantic"), or even on his studio albums ("The Snake" & "The Crock of Gold"). It is still the MacGowan sound that makes you wish that you were as drunk as he is, but the lyrics are decypherable. Finally, the song selection is great, including such post-Shane songs as "Tuesday Morning" (written and sung by Spider Stacy).
All in all, a great album, which is a "must" for Pogues fans and a fun, enjoyable listen for new Pogues listeners.
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the Pogues Dec 27 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I am a fan of The Pogues and of course knew what I was receiving, so no surprise that this item was great received in good quality.
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Dec 26 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is a replacement for a copy I lost. One of my favourite CD's and I'm glad to have it again.
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars POGUES! Dec 22 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I first heard the Pogues several years ago while driving home one snowy, stormy evening just before Christmas. The song was "Fairytale of New York". I was intrigued, and the internet being what it is, I was soon listening to other Pogues songs and becoming somewhat of an expert on the band. Logically, I had to have at least one CD. Of course I love the CD.....it's THE POGUES!!!!!!!
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars  22 reviews
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brings it all back May 11 2005
By Andy Gregory - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is a fabulous offering. The compilation cd is a good place to start if you are new to their music but the real gem is the live cd contained in this package which brings all the atmosphere of their shows straight back. I worked front-stage at some of their gigs in Leeds (UK) in the eighties.If you remember them from then, this is an essential cd for you. The frenzied music,the heat coming off the crushed audience and the stench of sweat.Shane barely able to stand as he drinks and drinks and growls out his wonderful songs.The front rows of the audience 'Shane Shane - give us a drink !!'singing their hearts out to every tune.Most of the classics are on the live cd. 'Rainy night in Soho','Streams of Whiskey' and 'If..' stand out for me.Play it loud and have your spirits lifted every time you hear it.Absolutely brilliant.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Live Disk Makes Hits Collection A "Must Buy" April 8 2005
By Darius Nafine - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
While the material on Disk 1 of this two disk set is really just a digitially remastered recycling of pre-released material (and incidentally about the 4th Pogues greatest hits album released), Disk 2, a live CD recorded at the Pogues Reunion Show in 2001, is simply unbelievable.
"Unbelievable" for a number of reasons. First, the sound quality is fantastic, which is not the case for most of the Pogues live recordings issued as bootlegs, etc. Second, Shane MacGowan sounds MUCH more coherent than he has recently on his live solo album ("Across The Broad Atlantic"), or even on his studio albums ("The Snake" & "The Crock of Gold"). It is still the MacGowan sound that makes you wish that you were as drunk as he is, but the lyrics are decypherable. Finally, the song selection is great, including such post-Shane songs as "Tuesday Morning" (written and sung by Spider Stacy).
All in all, a great album, which is a "must" for Pogues fans and a fun, enjoyable listen for new Pogues listeners.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Pogues Ulitmate Collection, I'll Drink To That!!!! May 2 2005
By Pogues Fan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Although there have been many "best of" compilation albums by the seminal Irish-folk punk rock band, this one by far is the most important and exciting one. The first disc, showcases the brilliant songwriting of Shane MacGowan, however, all of this material is found on other Pogues "best of" albums, not to mention their original albums. The compilation album features classic cuts from the Pogues brilliant first three albums, (Red Roses For Me, Rum Sodomy and the Lash, and If I Should Fall From Grace With God,) up to their very good follow-up albums (Peace and Love and Hell's Ditch.) There even is a post-Shane song on this first disc as well. But as before, all of this material can be found on other mediums.
The best feature of this new compilation album, is the bonus live CD of the Pogues in 2001, at London's Brixton Academy. This live album showcases the amazing energy that made the Pogues such an exciting live act in the first place, even Shane seems up to task as well. When listening to this CD, I felt that I was actually there, man what a feeling!!!!!
All in all a very good album, hopefully a new live CD will eventually be produced covering the Pogues 2004 reunion tour. But for right now, grab a Guinness, and drink up lads, its the best of the Pogues.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bury me at sea where no murdered ghost can haunt me..... March 16 2005
By MDE - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
While no CD can truly capture the energy and excitement of a Pogues show, this is the next best thing. Sure, Shane's voice isn't what it once was, but God bless him, he still delivers. The rest of the band is in top form. Of special note is the one and only James Fearnley. I don't think any other band has more "best of" collections than the Pogues, but don't hold it against the boys. Any long time Pogues fan only wants the live CD, which rumor has it will be released on it's own at a later date. Everything on the first CD has been released several times, nothing new here. This would be a fantastic introduction to anyone new to the band. These are songs that will live forever from one of the best bands in history.

May the ghosts that howled

Round the house at night

Never keep you from your sleep-

May they all sleep tight

Down in hell tonight

Or where ever they may be...
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Collection ? March 7 2005
By Colin Kenny - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Yes, another Pogues collection. But this one includes their live set from their 2001 reunion. The first disc is a collection of most of their most well knows tunes, no real lost gems or anything. Still makes for a great listen, coincidentally this was released just a few weeks before St. Paddy's day. And also to capitalize on their recent reunion in Dec. 04. As of today they're apparently regrouping to play soem shows in Japan too, so this could the first of a few new release from the awesome band.

The second disc is a great live show from 2001. Great energy and excellent sound make this a must for anybody. Shane Macgowans voice isn't a soulful as it once was, but he still puts out 100%, even though any between song banter is a little hard to decipher. The band are in great form though, and I think/hope they will be putting out soem new material in the next few months. 4 starts just because there's nothing new here.

So, crack open a Guinness and turn this mofo up.

Cheers.
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Look for similar items by category


Feedback