Greatest Hits [Arista]

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All Music Guide - Jacob N. Lunders
During the '80s, Thompson Twins arguably produced the finest synth-pop singles, and Greatest Hits recollects their industrious years with Arista in clear, digitally remastered sound. Numerous collections exist in the Twins' catalog and nearly equal their studio albums, but Greatest Hits prevails as the most essential as it offers a definitive chronology from 1982's infectious debut "In the Name of Love" through 1987's reflective "Long Goodbye." Featuring 16 tracks, this brimming retrospective recalls MTV's formative years "Lies", those unforgettable Dr. Pepper commercials "Doctor! Doctor!", the anti-Apartheid movement "The Gap", and countless other '80s pop culture ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jacob N. Lunders
During the '80s, Thompson Twins arguably produced the finest synth-pop singles, and Greatest Hits recollects their industrious years with Arista in clear, digitally remastered sound. Numerous collections exist in the Twins' catalog and nearly equal their studio albums, but Greatest Hits prevails as the most essential as it offers a definitive chronology from 1982's infectious debut "In the Name of Love" through 1987's reflective "Long Goodbye." Featuring 16 tracks, this brimming retrospective recalls MTV's formative years "Lies", those unforgettable Dr. Pepper commercials "Doctor! Doctor!", the anti-Apartheid movement "The Gap", and countless other '80s pop culture memories. Nearly flawless, this collection contains only one inferior single, the hokey electronic hoe-down "You Take Me Up," and it also excludes non-Arista releases, which means 1989's minor hit "Sugar Daddy," a Red Eye label recording, is absent. Nevertheless, Thompson Twins' Greatest Hits, along with Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's The Singles and The Best of Howard Jones, remain indispensable for any '80s synth-pop enthusiast.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/1/1996
  • Label: Arista
  • UPC: 078221894029
  • Catalog Number: 18940
  • Sales rank: 688

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In the Name of Love (3:55)
  2. 2 Lies (3:13)
  3. 3 We Are Detective (3:07)
  4. 4 If You Were Here (2:58)
  5. 5 Love on Your Side (4:01)
  6. 6 Hold Me Now (4:47)
  7. 7 Doctor! Doctor! (4:39)
  8. 8 You Take Me Up (4:26)
  9. 9 The Gap (4:45)
  10. 10 Sister of Mercy (5:09)
  11. 11 Don't Mess with Doctor Dream (4:42)
  12. 12 Lay Your Hands on Me (4:04)
  13. 13 King for a Day (5:21)
  14. 14 Nothing in Common (3:31)
  15. 15 Get That Love (3:56)
  16. 16 Long Goodbye (4:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Thompson Twins Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Thomas Dolby Synthesizer
Tom Bailey Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion, Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Double Bass, Contrabass (Vocal), fairlight
Alannah Currie Percussion, Drums, Marimbas, Saxophone, Vocals, Background Vocals, Xylophone
Joe Leeway Synthesizer, Bass, Percussion, Conga, Vocals, Background Vocals, Emulator, Prophet Synthesizer
Matthew Seligman Bass
Peter Dodd Synthesizer, Guitar, Percussion
John Roog Guitar
Chris Bell Drums
Technical Credits
Rupert Hine Producer
Nile Rodgers Producer
Phil Thornalley Engineer
Scott Ansell Engineer
Tom Bailey Programming, Producer, Engineer, Contributor, drum programming
Terry Becker Engineer
Arun Chakraverty Mastering
Alannah Currie Lyricist, Contributor
Geoffrey Downes Producer
James Farber Engineer
Joe Leeway Contributor
Steve Lillywhite Producer
Jay Mark Engineer
Johnny Potoker Engineer
Alex Sadkin Producer
Andrew Scarth Engineer
Stephen W. Tayler Engineer
Al Quaglieri Mastering
Kip Smith Mastering
Christopher Stern Art Direction
Olivier de Bosson Engineer
Michael Paoletta Liner Notes
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