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Greatest Hits [UK Comm Single CD]
     

Greatest Hits [UK Comm Single CD]

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by Texas
 

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Texas always seemed out of place, from the moment they released their debut until the time they hit the big time with White on Blonde in the second half of the '90s. They may have been able to gain momentum from Britpop, but they didn't really belong, since their sensibility was far too soulful and classy,

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Texas always seemed out of place, from the moment they released their debut until the time they hit the big time with White on Blonde in the second half of the '90s. They may have been able to gain momentum from Britpop, but they didn't really belong, since their sensibility was far too soulful and classy, borrowing equally from the smooth soul of the '70s, Americana fascinations, and, in a roundabout way, the sophisti-pop of the '80s. Still, they were professional, stylish, and, thanks to Sharleen Spiteri, sexy, which meant they did make sense in the aftermath of Britpop, even if they were a bit out of step. As the splendid Greatest Hits proves, they could even have made it into the American mainstream if they had received a push on adult alternative pop
ock radio, since they were melodic, classy, and solid. They never were groundbreaking, but they were professionals, and even if this hits collection has a couple run-of-the-mill cuts, at its best -- "Say What You Want," "Black Eyed Boy," "In Our Lifetime" -- it's as good as mainstream post-alternative adult pop gets. For European listeners, certainly a snapshot of the times, and for Americans, this is a good way to get acquainted with a minor treasure.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/14/2004
Label:
Polygram Uk
UPC:
0731454826228
catalogNumber:
548262
Rank:
104910

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Texas   Primary Artist
Sharleen Spiteri   Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Craig Armstrong   Keyboards
Dallas Austin   Keyboards
Eddie Campbell   Keyboards,Background Vocals,Sampled Guitar
Terry Disley   Keyboards
Guiliano Gizzi   Guitar
Robert Hodgens   Background Vocals
Richard Hynd   Drums
Debra Killings   Background Vocals
Kenny Mac Donald   Drums
Johnny McElhone   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Ally McErlaine   Guitar,Sampled Guitar
RZA   Keyboards
Dave Stewart   Guitar
Stuart Kerr   Drums,Background Vocals
Tomi Martin   Guitar
Alex Silva   Keyboards
Tom Knight   Drums
Steve Hilton   Keyboards
Chris Bolster   Percussion
Paul "Scooby" Smith   Guitar
Cecilia Weston   Conductor
Mark One   scratching

Technical Credits

Green   Composer
Texas   Producer
Sharleen Spiteri   Composer,Programming
Gregg Alexander   Composer
Serge Gainsbourg   Composer
Craig Armstrong   Producer,Orchestral Arrangements
Dallas Austin   Composer,Producer
Eddie Campbell   Composer,Programming,String Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements
Terry Disley   Programming
Robert Hodgens   Composer
Richard Hynd   Composer,Programming
Kenny Mac Donald   Programming,Engineer
Johnny McElhone   Composer,Programming,String Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements
Kenny Paterson   Engineer
RZA   Programming,Producer
Rick Sheppard   Project Accounting
Dave Stewart   Producer
Simon Vinestock   Engineer
Mike Hedges   Producer
Martin Greene   String Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements
Robert Diggs   Composer
Lawrence Johnson   Choir Arrangement
Boilerhouse Boys   Producer
Alex Silva   Programming
Ben Chapman   beats
Johnny Mac   Producer,Remixing
Paul Anthony Taylor   Programming
Clifford Smith   Composer

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The Greatest Hits 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Starting this marvelous journey through Texas' Greatest Hits with the new and powerful ''I don't want a lover'', this compilation take us into a journey of feelings between love, anger, frustrationand devotion. Explore Texas feelings throgh the delightful voice of this (also) beautiful singer