As mentioned last week, there will be no new stories or chapters from any of Forbes' stories this week, but there will be an all new one next Monday. Until then, here's yet another review of an album from my own personal collection.
This one is yet another compilation (I'm sure I mentioned that I have a lot of these). Today's review is of the ABC singles compilation from 2001, "Look of Love - The Very Best of ABC". There are 17 classics - most of which I don't remember very well from my childhood, I have to admit. Either way, they're pretty good songs. I do still listen to my childhood favourites more than the others though, but that was bound to happen anyway, knowing what I'm like. I'm very nostalgic when it comes to sentimental things.
The tracks in this compilation are:
1. The Look of Love
2. All of My Heart
3. Poison Arrow
4. When Smokey Sings
5. That Was Then But This is Now
6. Tears Are Not Enough
7. (How to Be A) Millionaire
8. The Night You Murdered Love
9. Peace and Tranquility
10. One Better World
12. King Without a Crown
13. Be Near Me
14. Ocean Blue
15. Vanity Kills
16. The Real Thing
In my personal opinion, the highlights on this compilation (while all songs are good) are "The Look of Love", "All of My Heart", "Poison Arrow", "When Smokey Sings", "Tears Are Not Enough", "The Night You Murdered Love", "King Without a Crown" and "Be Near Me". There are other strong contenders, but I guess these are my favourites.
"The Look of Love", "Poison Arrow" and "When Smokey Sings" are probably ABC's most famous songs and most people should know them. Others like "All of My Heart", "The Night You Murdered Love" and "King Without a Crown" are ones you might know, but either didn't realise they were by ABC, or you forgot about them altogether (which would be hard, seeing as they're so catchy and, shall we say, unforgettable).
I give this compilation album a 7.5-8 out of 10, which is pretty good. It's an album I recommend to all fans of 80's pop - but I would say that, wouldn't I? Check out the YouTube videos below for my highlighted selections.