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  1. Written by a true Diamond Head what an informative read

    I found the part about Neil including 5 songs from Lovescape while pretty much ignoring The Best Years Of Our Lives & Primitive interesting.Neil seems to love Lovescape.But for me personally,I listened to The Best Years cassette for  years.Thought it was a stunningly great album.Finally a producer (David Foster) to modernize Neil’s sound without taking away its core soul.”This Time” and “The Best Years” were pretty big radio hits.I lived in NYC and Neil sounded so sleek and classy and modern when “This Time” blasted from every store radio in Midtown (from various soft rock stations).”The Best Years” rocked like a Springsteen song.No wonder it made it to #7 on the ac chart.

    Then Lovescape came out and “if There Were No Dreams” simply lacked the modern sound that radio would play.It was a more ordinary middle of the road love ballad.Maybe Light FM played it twice but that was it.”All I Really Need is You” flopped even on the ac chart.Yet on an 8 hour 115 track collection,they are included with 3 album cuts but “This Time” and “The Best Years of Our Lives” are not  & “Baby Can I Hold You” is a live version instead of the studio.

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  2. I agree with you on Best Years and Primitive

    The title song of The Best Years of our Lives should have been included and I still think that Primitive is a terrific pop album and one of Neil’s best of the eighties. I’m glad It’s a Trip is included, but what about the title song? And I don’t see the point of including just one live song and Baby Can I Hold You to be that song. It would have made more sense to have one live CD with rare live songs, like Seongah and Jimmy, which he performed in Australia. It’s a nice box but I’m always jealous of what record companies do for other artists. The Eagles have just released a box with ALL studio albums, singles, B-sides and no less than FOUR live concerts.

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  3. I was lucky to hear Seongah and Jimmy live

    In the Hunter Valley in Australia, by the end of the song the crowd was really into it. Sounded great live.

     

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