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The Very Best Of Joan Armatrading
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Album: The Very Best Of Joan Armatrading
# Song Title   Time
1)    Love And Affection More Info... 4:25
2)    Down To Zero More Info... 3:48
3)    Drop The Pilot More Info... 3:36
4)    Show Some Emotion More Info... 3:31
5)    The Shouting Stage More Info... 4:29
6)    Willow More Info... 4:03
7)    Rosie More Info... 3:12
8)    I'm Lucky More Info... 3:04
9)    Me Myself I More Info... 3:17
10)    (I Love It When You) Call Me Names More Info... 3:26
11)    Bottom To The Top More Info... 3:33
12)    More Than One Kind Of Love More Info... 4:33
13)    The Weakness In Me More Info... 3:31
14)    All The Way From America More Info... 4:50
 

Album: The Very Best Of Joan Armatrading
# Song Title   Time
1)    Love And Affection More Info... 4:25
2)    Down To Zero More Info... 3:48
3)    Drop The Pilot More Info... 3:36
4)    Show Some Emotion More Info... 3:31
5)    The Shouting Stage More Info... 4:29
6)    Willow More Info... 4:03
7)    Rosie More Info... 3:12
8)    I'm Lucky More Info... 3:04
9)    Me Myself I More Info... 3:17
10)    (I Love It When You) Call Me Names More Info... 3:26
11)    Bottom To The Top More Info... 3:33
12)    More Than One Kind Of Love More Info... 4:33
13)    The Weakness In Me More Info... 3:31
14)    All The Way From America More Info... 4:50
 
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Tracks

1. Love And Affection (Remix)

2. Down To Zero

3. Drop The Pilot

4. Show Some Emotion

5. The Shouting Stage

6. Willow

7. Rosie

8. I'm Lucky

9. Me Myself I

10. (I Love It When You) Call Me Names

11. Bottom To The Top

12. More Than One Kind Of Love

13. The Weakness In Me

14. All The Way From America

Performer Notes
  • Audio Mixer: Tom Lord-Alge.
  • Audio Remixer: Hugh Padgham.
  • Photographer: Richard Haughton.
  • This German compilation of Joan Armatrading's best moments has all of the indisputable singles on it, but some of those choices, as to whether they were the very best of an artist who has always been more favored than understood is open to debate. Nonetheless, these 14 tracks do provide a fine introduction to Armatrading, who has slipped from the cultural radar screen -- at least in America -- since before the turn of the century. Along with obvious choices like "Love and Affection" (though it is a 1991 remix), "Down to Zero," "Drop the Pilot," "Show Some Emotion," "Willow," "Rosie," "The Weakness in Me," "All the Way From America," "More Than One Kind of Love" from 1990, and, of course, from 1983, "(I Love When You) Call Me Names," from the terminally misunderstood album The Key, produced by Steve Lillywhite. Thankfully the sequencing is not done chronologically, but according to Armatrading's own sense of taste and direction. It's powerful to hear "I'm Lucky" and then "Me Myself, & I," plus the Glyn Johns-produced 1978 single "Bottom to the Top," after "...Call Me Names" from 1983 and before "More Than One Kind of Love" from 1990. The remastering job is expert, and there are complete lyrics included in the package. There isn't anything long-time fans haven't heard before, but this makes for a fantastic road trip CD, and serves as an essential introduction for the neophyte. ~ Thom Jurek
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