The Best of the Housemartins [Bonus DVD]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
A more succinct and straightforward anthology of the Housemartins than 1988's Now That's What I Call Quite Good!, 2004's The Best of the Housemartins is a 14-track overview that sticks to the basics. While it does not contain the significant BBC sessions, B-sides, and album cuts featured on Quite Good!, it does feature superior sound and all the material such as "Happy Hour," "Sheep," "The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death," and their cover of the Isley Brothers' "Caravan of Love" that casual fans truly need. Most of the band's biggest fans will tell you, of course, that the two studio albums are absolutely necessary. [A double-disc version containing eight videos on ...
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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
A more succinct and straightforward anthology of the Housemartins than 1988's Now That's What I Call Quite Good!, 2004's The Best of the Housemartins is a 14-track overview that sticks to the basics. While it does not contain the significant BBC sessions, B-sides, and album cuts featured on Quite Good!, it does feature superior sound and all the material such as "Happy Hour," "Sheep," "The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death," and their cover of the Isley Brothers' "Caravan of Love" that casual fans truly need. Most of the band's biggest fans will tell you, of course, that the two studio albums are absolutely necessary. [A double-disc version containing eight videos on a DVD was also released.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/4/2004
  • Label: Universal Int'l
  • UPC: 602498664339
  • Catalog Number: 9866433

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Happy Hour (2:24)
  2. 2 Five Get Over Excited (2:43)
  3. 3 Caravan of Love (3:41)
  4. 4 Think for a Minute (3:30)
  5. 5 Me and the Farmer (2:55)
  6. 6 Flag Day (3:34)
  7. 7 Sheep (2:17)
  8. 8 Build (4:47)
  9. 9 There Is Always Something There to Remind Me [John Peel Session Version (3:32)
  10. 10 Anxious (2:21)
  11. 11 Hopelessly Devoted to Them (2:12)
  12. 12 I Smell Winter (3:24)
  13. 13 The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death (3:30)
  14. 14 I'll Be Your Shelter (Just Like a Shelter) (4:47)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Sheep
  2. 2 Happy Hour
  3. 3 Think for a Minute
  4. 4 Caravan of Love
  5. 5 Five Get Over Excited
  6. 6 Me and the Farmer
  7. 7 Build
  8. 8 There Is Aways Something There to Remind Me
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Housemartins Primary Artist
Norman Cook Group Member
Stan Cullimore Group Member
Dave Hemmingway Group Member
Hugh Whitaker Group Member
Technical Credits
The Housemartins Producer
Ernie Isley Composer
Chris Jasper Composer
Phil Bodger Engineer
Lloyd Charmers Composer
Stan Cullimore Composer
Dale Buffin Griffin Producer
Paul Heaton Composer
Marvin Isley Composer
David Dade Engineer
Ted Key Composer
John H.R. Mills Producer, Direction
John "Buddy" Williams Producer
Jeff Baynes Director
Phill Jupitus Liner Notes
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