The Sphinx – Das Beste aus den Jahren 1976–1983

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The Sphinx – Das Beste aus den Jahren 1976–1983
Amanda Lear - The Sphinx (2006 Compilation).jpg
Box set by Amanda Lear
Released 2006
Recorded 1976–83
Genre Pop, disco
Length 2:52:59
Language English, French, Italian, German
Label Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Producer Anthony Monn, Peter Lüdemann, Roberto Cacciapaglia
Amanda Lear chronology
Sings Evergreens
(2005)Sings Evergreens2005
The Sphinx – Das Beste aus den Jahren 1976–1983
(2006)
With Love
(2006)With Love2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Musikexpress.de 4/5 stars[1]

The Sphinx – Das Beste aus den Jahren 1976–1983 is a compilation box set of recordings by French singer Amanda Lear, released in 2006 by Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

Album information[edit]

The Sphinx features a selection of 42 tracks from Lear's Ariola-Eurodisc catalogue, recorded and released between 1976 and 1983. The set consists of material from her first six albums, which she recorded when she was signed up with the Ariola label: I Am a Photograph, Sweet Revenge, Never Trust a Pretty Face, Diamonds for Breakfast, Incognito and Tam-Tam, as well as non-album singles "Solomon Gundie", "Fever" and "Love Your Body". The compilation marked the first time some of the tracks are released on CD. All songs have been remastered.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1

  1. "Follow Me" (Anthony Monn, Amanda Lear) – 3:52
  2. "Rockin' Rollin' (I Hear You Nagging)" (Anthony Monn, Amanda Lear) – 3:05
  3. "Hollywood Is Just a Dream When You're Seventeen" (Hanne Haller, Anthony Monn, Amanda Lear) – 4:51
  4. "Magic" (Amanda Lear, Roberto Cacciapaglia) – 4:14
  5. "Black Holes" (Anthony Monn, Amanda Lear) – 5:08
  6. "Japan" (Anthony Monn, Amanda Lear) – 3:15
  7. "Solomon Gundie" (Sintas) – 3:58
  8. "The Lady in Black" (Anthony Monn, Amanda Lear) – 3:36
  9. "Fabulous (Lover, Love Me)" (Album Version) (Rainer Pietsch, Amanda Lear) – 5:25
  10. "Berlin Lady" (Mike Stepstone, Peter Dibbens) – 3:22
  11. "La Bagarre" (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Vline Buggy) – 3:27
  12. "It's a Better Life" (Anthony Monn, Amanda Lear) – 4:30
  13. "Miroir" (Amanda Lear) – 2:00
  14. "Tomorrow" (Rainer Pietsch, Amanda Lear) – 4:10

Disc 2

  1. "Queen of China-Town" (Rainer Pietsch, Amanda Lear) – 4:15
  2. "Comics" (Charly Ricanek, Amanda Lear) – 3:40
  3. "Incredibilmente donna" (Sergio Menegale, Raffaele Ferrato) – 3:59
  4. "Oh Boy" (Anthony Monn, Amanda Lear) – 4:30
  5. "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" (Lee Hazlewood) – 3:10
  6. "Darkness and Light" (Peter Lüdemann, Amanda Lear) – 3:49
  7. "The Sphinx" (12" Version) (Anthony Monn, Amanda Lear) – 5:13
  8. "Diamonds" (Album Version) (Anthony Monn, Amanda Lear) – 5:25
  9. "Forget It" (Anthony Monn, Amanda Lear) – 4:16
  10. "Love Amnesia" (Eugene Mule) – 3:55
  11. "Red Tape" (Anthony Monn, Amanda Lear) – 3:55
  12. "New York" (Francis Lai, Amanda Lear) – 4:28
  13. "Run Baby Run" (Anthony Monn, Amanda Lear) – 3:45
  14. "Lili Marleen" (Norbert Schultze, Hans Leip, Tommie Connor) – 4:40

Disc 3

  1. "Fashion Pack (Studio 54)" (Album Version) (Anthony Monn, Amanda Lear) – 5:05
  2. "Love Your Body" (Peter Lüdemann, Alf Schwegeler, Amanda Lear) – 4:26
  3. "Intellectually" (Charly Ricanek, Amanda Lear) – 4:15
  4. "Enigma (Give a Bit of Mmh to Me)" (Rainer Pietsch, Amanda Lear) – 5:08
  5. "Égal" (Anthony Monn, Amanda Lear) – 4:08
  6. "Blood and Honey" (Anthony Monn, Amanda Lear) – 4:50
  7. "Tam Tam" (Amanda Lear, Villahermosa, Roberto Cacciapaglia) – 3:33
  8. "Fever" (John Davenport, Eddie Cooley) – 3:36
  9. "No Regrets" (Amanda Lear, Paul Micioni, Massimiliano DiCarlo, Roberto Masala) – 4:26
  10. "Never Trust a Pretty Face" (Anthony Monn, Amanda Lear) – 4:45
  11. "Gold" (Charly Ricanek, Amanda Lear) – 3:38
  12. "Ho fatto l'amore con me" (Cristiano Malgioglio) – 3:15
  13. "If I Was a Boy" (Walter Foini, Amanda Lear) – 4:10
  14. "When" (Rainer Pietsch, Anthony Monn, Amanda Lear) – 3:25

Credits[edit]

  • Amanda Lear – lead vocals
  • Frank Eberlein – liner notes

Release history[edit]

Date Region Format(s) Label
2006 Germany CD, digital Sony BMG Music Entertainment

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archiv-Review zu: Amanda Lear - The Sphinx - Das Beste aus den Jahren 1976-1983" (in German). www.musikexpress.de. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 

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