Very Best of Human League - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- New Romantic
- Mono / Stereo
- The Human League; Jimmy Jam; Terry Lewis; Colin Thurston; Fred Maher; Giorgio Moroder; Hugh Padgham; Ian Stanley; Chris Thomas; John Leckie; Martin Rushent; The Human League; Jimmy Jam; Terry Lewis; Jason Day (Compilation)
- The Very Best of the Human League [Caroline] [Remaster]
The Human League: Philip Oakey, Susanne Sulley, Joanne Catherall.
Personnel: Pete Davis (programming).
Not to be confused with the 2005 Caroline compilation of the same name, 1998's THE VERY BEST OF HUMAN LEAGUE (released on the Ark 21 label) offers a non-chronological overview of the refined British synth-pop act, ranging from 1978's moody "Being Boiled" to '95's sunny "One Man in My Heart." In between, of course, are the ensemble's biggest '80s hits, including the buoyant "Don't You Want Me" and the playful "(Keep Feeling) Fascination," which showcase the deep croon of singer Philip Oakey and the vibrant backing vocals of Susanne Sulley and Joanne Catherall. The disc also includes one of Oakey's mid-'80s songs with disco guru Giorgio Moroder, the surging "Together in Electric Dreams," which was recorded while the group was on hiatus. Although the later Caroline collection does feature more tracks (including many presented here), this anthology is ideal for those seeking a concise introduction to Human League or fans wanting to bypass the band's post-'90s material.
- Country of Origin
- Caroline Distribution
- Caroline Distribution
- The Human League
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Don't You Want Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Love Action (I Believe in Love)
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Open Your Heart
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Sound of the Crowd, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Mirror Man
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] (Keep Feeling) Fascination
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Lebanon, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Life on Your Own
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Together in Electric Dreams
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Louise
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Human
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Heart Like a Wheel
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Tell Me When
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] One Man in My Heart
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] All I Ever Wanted - (original version)
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Being Boiled - (Fast version)
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Empire State Human
- Studio / Live
- Rolling Stone (p.83) - 3 stars out of 5 - "VERY BEST proves that the pop purism of early gems such as 'The Sound of the Crowd' and 'Love Action' will never be outmoded."
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