Monday, 24 July 2017
Sandie Shaw - The EP Collection (1990 See For Miles Records) Flac & mp3
This 26-song Sandie Shaw collection is one of the better compilations of the singer's 1960s-vintage work, though it's also a bit strange in that it doesn't follow any chronological order that one can discern. Opening with 1967's "Tell the Boys," the tracks "advance" to 1964 and then back to 1967, and, in addition to obvious hits such as "Puppet on a String" and "There's Always Something There to Remind Me," listeners get a liberal smattering of French- and Italian-language sides by the singer, including "Viva l'Amore con Te." Despite the chronological acrobatics, this disc is one of the better compromises that one can choose in the event that the four-CD set Nothing Comes Easy is a bit out of one's reach. The sound is excellent for its age, although more recent reissues may have an edge for those to whom state-of-the-art digital transfers matter, and the thorough annotation by Spencer Leigh more than makes up for the age of the release.(allmusic.com)
The collection is well done but one thing that in my ears don't work is the italian number ''Viva l'Amore con Te''. I'm sorry but Sandie Shaw sounds here real ''hard stuff'' in my ears. Apart from that it is a very fine collection. Also without the state-of-the-art bla digibla transblabla.
SB1 Flac p1 & Flac p2 - mp3@320