The Singular Adventures of The Style Council

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The Singular Adventures of The Style Council, Greatest Hits Vol.1
Greatest hits album by The Style Council
Released 1 June 1989
Recorded 1983–1989
Genre New wave, sophisti-pop, avant-garde, jazz, art rock, deep house
Length 69:26
Label Polydor
Producer Paul Weller, Peter Wilson, Mick Talbot
The Style Council chronology
Confessions of a Pop Group
(1988)
The Singular Adventures of The Style Council
(1989)
Here's Some That Got Away
(1993)

The Singular Adventures of The Style Council is the first greatest hits album by The Style Council, released in 1989. Subtitled Greatest Hits Vol.1, there was never an actual volume two although other Style Council greatest hits albums have been released, such as Greatest Hits in 2000. However, the two greatest hits albums have different track listings in that Singular Adventures generally features full length versions, alongside some album tracks, is not run in chronological order and does not contain all the band's singles. The album cover is a photograph showing all four members taken in 1987, an outtake from the photo session producing the US album cover to The Cost of Loving. Other photographs from the session were later used for Here's Some That Got Away and Greatest Hits.

"Promised Land", a non-album single from 1989, was from the sessions for the band's Modernism: A New Decade album, recorded in 1989 but unreleased due to Polydor's demands (this album was released instead) and not released until 1998. The single was released as a new song from this album. The album was released in June 1989 around the time of the band's split to positive reviews and reached number 3 in the UK Album Chart.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You're the Best Thing" – 4:30
  2. "Have You Ever Had it Blue?" – 3:23
  3. "Money-Go-Round, Parts 1 & 2" – 7:42
  4. "My Ever Changing Moods" – 5:40
  5. "Long Hot Summer" – 6:56
  6. "The Lodgers" – 3:39
  7. "Walls Come Tumbling Down!" – 3:24
  8. "Shout to the Top!" – 3:27
  9. "Wanted" – 3:25
  10. "It Didn't Matter" – 4:51
  11. "Speak Like a Child" – 3:15
  12. "A Solid Bond in Your Heart" – 3:16
  13. "Life at a Top Peoples Health Farm" – 4:26
  14. "Promised Land" – 2:48
  15. "How She Threw it All Away" – 4:17
  16. "Waiting" – 4:27

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