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Location: Ontario, Canada


Top Reviewer Ranking: 45 - Total Helpful Votes: 225 of 251
Manic Monday: Best Of The ~ Bangles
I recently saw an old episode of "Behind the Music" on YouTube which showcased the history of the Bangles. It made me want to check out their music again, so I borrowed a Bangles Greatest Hits CD from a friend. I found that I liked most of the CD but that it was missing some songs that I'd heard in the TV show and liked.

I looked on Amazon and found there were MANY hits CD's by the Bangles, which caused the problem of "which to buy". Most had the same main hit songs, although some were missing a song or two, and most are priced between $5-10 CDN. The Bangles Greatest Hits is a good single CD collection, but the song it lacked that I like was "September… Read more
A Truly Proud Canadian - Deluxe Edition ~ Stompin' Tom Connors
I'm glad that Stompin' Tom got a career retrospective CD and that other CD's and items will be released posthumously. He may not sell in the millions but he's an important Canadian celebrity. I didn't realize that his career went back as far as it did, as he recorded his first songs in the early 1960's.

His previous "hits" collection was the single CD "Souvenirs: 25 of the Best", which was excellent. The "Souvenirs" CD has been out-of-print and hard to find for a long time and this "Truly Proud Canadian" CD is a 2014 release (FYI - Stompin' Tom died in 2013 at the age of 77, I think). There are some songs on "Souvenirs" that I liked which… Read more
Definitive Collection ~ Glenn Campbell
Definitive Collection ~ Glenn Campbell
I have a 10-song Greatest Hits CD of Glen Campbell but it's missing "Sunflower" and some others. I was hoping to find a single CD with that song and 9 of the 10 songs on the Greatest Hits CD, and with remastered sound. The "All the Best" CD, which qualifies, is out-of-print and so it's very expensive. I found this double CD set on Amazon, which has all the songs (and LOTS of others) and remastered sound, and I read good reviews about it on-line. It was the cheapest option so I bought it.

To be honest, I have mixed feelings about it. I was hoping to like a lot more songs but I don't. CD 1 is mostly ballads and CD 2 covers more folk, country, and duets. This set… Read more

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