RELEASE
January 06, 2004
LABEL
Virgin EMI
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Album Review

This is a straight reissue of the original Cutting Crew best-of, which appeared in 1994. Still on import (this time appearing through EMI), The Best of Cutting Crew leaves the sequence and track listing unchanged, but does marginally update the cover art. Also -- perhaps tellingly -- its uncredited liners now include a plea to end illegal downloading. Musically, the set is still comprehensive, both for casual listeners and completists. "(I Just) Died in Your Arms" is here, and its whispery synths still kill. Don't worry about the "extended remix" -- inexplicably, it's only seven seconds longer. But "Any Colour" is quite capable synth pop, and the propulsive "One for the Mockingbird" is perfect for practicing that Molly Ringwald shoulder sway. The latter fades nicely into the ballad "I've Been in Love Before," a pillowy gem that still occasionally finds its way onto lite rock play lists.
Johnny Loftus, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. (I Just) Died in Your Armshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-best-of-cutting-crew%252Fid724154362%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. Any Colourhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-best-of-cutting-crew%252Fid724154362%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. Fear of Fallinghttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-best-of-cutting-crew%252Fid724154362%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. Everything But My Pridehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-best-of-cutting-crew%252Fid724154362%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. Contact Highhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-best-of-cutting-crew%252Fid724154362%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. Tip of Your Tonguehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-best-of-cutting-crew%252Fid724154362%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. One for the Mockingbirdhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-best-of-cutting-crew%252Fid724154362%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. I've Been in Love Beforehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-best-of-cutting-crew%252Fid724154362%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. Life Is a Dangerous Timehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-best-of-cutting-crew%252Fid724154362%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. Don't Look Backhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-best-of-cutting-crew%252Fid724154362%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  11. The Scattering [Edited Version][Edit]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-best-of-cutting-crew%252Fid724154362%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  12. Christianshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-best-of-cutting-crew%252Fid724154362%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  13. (I Just) Died in Your Arms [Extended Remix]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-best-of-cutting-crew%252Fid724154362%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  14. Reach for the Skyhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-best-of-cutting-crew%252Fid724154362%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  15. (Between A) Rock and a Hard Placehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-best-of-cutting-crew%252Fid724154362%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  16. If That's the Way You Want Ithttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-best-of-cutting-crew%252Fid724154362%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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