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So Far - the Best of Sinead O'Connor Best of
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Import version features a different tracklisting to the US pressing. EMI.
With a distinctive voice and controversial statements, Sinead O'Connor was briefly in the limelight and quickly in the doghouse. But even her opinionated politics can't take away from the beautiful work she's contributed to the post-punk canon. O'Connor's poignant delivery of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U," is still heart-wrenchingly painful. "Troy" is equally evocative. So Far... The Best of Sinead O'Connor provides a thorough sampling of O'Connor's early years. Emotionally charged rockers like "Emperor's New Clothes" and "Mandinka" are essential inclusions, as are her rhythmic explorations with Bomb The Bass, "Empire," and the early "I Want Your (Hands On Me)." Sadly, her Cole Porter contribution to Red, Hot, And Blue was omitted. But O'Connor proves she rightfully deserves diva status with her rendition of "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina." As if there were ever any doubts. --Steve Gdula
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The album starts off like gangbusters, with seven solid tracks in a row. This includes the keening howl and sometimes unsettling intensity of "Troy" and "Mandinka" from "The Lion and the Cobra", the stunning debut album that introduced O'Connor to the world. The mesmerizing "Nothing Compares 2 U" of course makes it on here, as do "I Am Stretched On Your Grave," "The Emperor's New Clothes," and "The Last Day of Our Acquaintance," all from her second album "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got," which showed more mature songwriting and vocal style.
The rest of the album, unfortunately, is hit or miss. Throwaway tracks like "Success Has Made a Failure of Our Home", "I Want Your (Hands on Me)" and the sweet but middling "John I Love You" made it on here in place of more engaging songs. Her guest vocals on Bomb the Bass's "Empire" is also, somewhat inexplicably, included. "Heroine," O'Connor's collaboration with The Edge of U2 fame is a nice, simple touch, but her cover of "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" seems unnecessary, especially when she has written far superior songs herself. Even the yearning "You Made Me the Thief of Your Heart" from the "In the Name of the Father" soundtrack sounds a bit turgid here.Read more ›
Always searching for salvation, O'Connor proves herself to be an audacious artist game enough for any sonic adventure, willing to go out on a limb to seek that epiphanic rapture. Sad it is that many have shunned her in the wake of the controversy surrounding her papal-shredding skit on American TV; for this resonant collection shows the extent of debt the current crop of Lilith Fair ladies owe her. Make no mistake, a slew of wannabes has appropriated her melismatic vocal stylings from heaven to back, and yet the Irish iconoclast remains untouchable in her unwavering commitment and unflinching honesty.
Blessed with an ear for effortless melody and a knack for direct, unembellished lyrics, the versatile singer bares her soul like no contemporary of hers can. She can do rocker-sexy in the hormonally-charged 'I Want Your (Hands On Me)'; eerie-beautiful in the hip-hop-inflected Irish dirge 'I Am Stretched On Your Grave'; as well as fiery-explosive in the apocalyptic-dub diatribe 'Fire On Babylon'.
It's not just that she's prodigiously-gifted. What's in her favour in the long run is O'Connor's unique asset - she knows how to get to the core to each song. Intuitive enough to turn an obscure Prince castaway to an unforgettable ballad or a familiar show-tune like 'Success Has Made a Failure of Our Home' into a hair-raisingly personal biopic, she remains unparalleled.
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...has some terrible audio quality; I have to crank up the volume just to hear her sing, particularly on "Last day of our acquaintance" and "Fire on Babylon".Published on May 25 2004 by SusieQ
This Hits Collection just proved how talented Sinead is!, sadly she's been missunderstood, and all the media focused in the sad moment when she insulted the POPE, I'm catholic, and... Read morePublished on Nov. 5 2003 by S. Quinto
As with every artist, if you really only want one cd, then the "best of" should be it. This will be a pleasant suprise for those who only knew "Nothing compares 2... Read morePublished on June 30 2003 by H3@+h
It was widely reported a few days ago that Sinead O'Connor is retiring from the music business; if true, I can't think of anything more devastating in regards to music and, better... Read morePublished on May 8 2003 by jon sieruga
So far..is what the public needs to remember just what a truly remarkable talent Sinead O'Connor is. Read morePublished on Jan. 1 2002 by John
I'm a fan of Enya and Clannad, and just recently have expanded my collection to include other contemporary Irish and Celtic music. Read morePublished on Aug. 7 2001 by Neal Reynolds
Raw, emotional, daring, and warm. These words describe for me Sinead O'Connor. Her Irish voice whales with hard hitting and full lyrics. I applaude her courage. Read morePublished on Oct. 18 2000