10 years of quality music all on one 40 track album from the lads from cardiff. The Deluxe version is a must have for any true Phonics fan if only for the rare and hard to find " Carrot Cake And Wine ". The Deluxe vesion also comes in a lovely presentation box with a top quality booklet with lots of photos and all song Lyrics.
After 6 studio albums the phonics are well within their rights to bring out a " Best Of " and all the classics are included apart from maybe " T-Shirt Sun Tan . In whole this is well worth the money so buy it now you wont regret it
Firstly! where is the goldfish bowl? in my mind, if you can leave a song off your best of album such as goldfish bowl, it must be a pretty amazing track list & thus speaks volumes for itself! That is why it deserves its 5* rating! personally tho goldfish bowl is my favourite phonics track so far & should easily be on this but you cant take anything away from this compilation & the band as it is & they are simply sensational. bit frustrating that the cover to this deluxe edition will not fit with the rest of my collection as it is bible size, however it is a rather nice peice of the phonics history & I will be treating it just like my bible for many more decades & I hope we get just as many from the phonics! Many congrats with this one boys,good look with the next 10 years!
Stereophonics return with the release of their first compilation album in the form of the bands choice of the best twenty songs from the decade. While some of the picks such as 'Dakota', 'Have A Nice Day' & 'Maybe Tomorrow' won't come as a shock, other picks such as 'I Wouldn't Believe Your Radio' & 'More Life In A Tramp's Vest' may. The quality of songs never falters - new singles 'You're My Star' & 'My Own Worst Enemy' are brilliant & the second disc of this deluxe edition contains another awesome selection of tracks from their back catalogue - from unreleased singles ('Stone') to B-Sides ('Raymond's Shop') to Duets ('Mama Told Me Not To Come') the 2nd disc easily stands on it's own if not for the mix of lesser known and neglected album tracks. I'd go as far to say as some of the tracks on the 2nd disc surpass the quality of those on the main compilation such as 'Since I Told You It's Over'.
If you have the albums, buy it, if you don't buy it & welcome to the world of Stereophonics :D