Truly Madly Completely: The Best of Savage Garden [#2]by Savage Garden
Believe it or not, Savage Garden only had two albums -- 1997's eponymous debut and 1999's follow-up, Affirmation -- which makes constructing a collection like 2006's Truly Madly Completely: The Best of Savage Garden pretty easy. The duo had precisely six singles in the Billboard charts: their 1997 debut, "I Want You," which went all the way to number four; its disappointing follow-up, "To the Moon & Back," which peaked at number 24; then, two number one singles, in 1997's "Truly Madly Deeply" and 1999's "I Knew I Loved You," which were followed by "The Animal Song" (top spot: number 19) and 2000s "Crash and Burn," which also topped out at number 24. All six are here, along with non-U.S. singles like "Affirmation," "The Animal Song," "Break Me Shake Me," and "Hold Me," a couple of album tracks, a pair of solo tunes from singer/songwriter Darren Hayes, and five B-sides tacked onto the end of the compilation. And while there may be several different sources, ranging from hits to B-sides to solo sides, all of the music shares the same slick, pleasant vibe, so it holds together as well as any Savage Garden album. In fact, it's better than any of their proper studio efforts, since it has nothing but the hits.
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Performance CreditsSavage Garden Primary Artist
Technical CreditsCharles Fisher Producer,Audio Production
Mark "Spike" Stent Producer
Mark Endert Producer
Walter Afanasieff Producer
Savage Garden Audio Production
Daniel Jones Composer
John Woodruff Engineer
Michelle Holme Cover Design
Robert Conley Composer,Producer
Wendy Laister Management
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We fell in love to this album and plan on being married on the beach to Truly, Madly, Deeply.
This greatest hits collection by Savage Garden really does contain some great collections of their songs. I really enjoyed how this cd has musical tracks of various emotional moods. For example, there is "Truly, Madly, and Deeply" for a romantic mood and "So Beautiful" to invoke a happy mood. "Crash and Burn" is also a very gorgeous song that appears to be about being there for someone in both their good and challenging times. I would have to say that it is a tie between these three songs as my favorite musical gems: "To the Moon and Back", "I Knew I Loved You", and "I Want You". This collection is best for anyone that enjoys pop music and/or melodies by Darren Hayes.
I recently purchased the "Truly Madly Completely: The Best of Savage Garden" CD with DVD, and was disappointed to learn that the DVD does not play. Maybe this has to do with the product being a German Import but the description of the product fails to mention anything about the limitations of the DVD. There's no doubt, the music is great, but it's just disappointing to buy something that doesn't even work in your country.