Very Best of the Undertones

The Very Best of the Undertones

by The Undertones
     
 

Probably the best overall introduction to the Undertones out of the many compilations available (though either All Wrapped Up or True Confessions: Singles As and Bs is essential for the completist), this 25-track set boils down the earlier four Rykodisc reissues into a solid mixture of singles, b-sides and album tracks. The set is in chronological order…  See more details below

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Probably the best overall introduction to the Undertones out of the many compilations available (though either All Wrapped Up or True Confessions: Singles As and Bs is essential for the completist), this 25-track set boils down the earlier four Rykodisc reissues into a solid mixture of singles, b-sides and album tracks. The set is in chronological order and wisely emphasizes 1979's near-perfect The Undertones and 1981's quirky but brilliant The Positive Touch while skimming off only the three best songs from the group's half-baked dance-pop swan song The Sin of Pride. True Undertones fans will quibble with details of track selection - surely they could have made room for "His Good-Looking Girlfriend" or "True Confessions" - and there's really no reason not to own at least the first three albums, but The Best of the Undertones is a fine introduction for newcomers.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1994
Label:
Rykodisc
UPC:
0014431029721
catalogNumber:
20297

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