One of the most famous Dutch bands is the in The Hague formed Shocking Blue. The band released some of their best selling hits all around the world, including the still standing `Venus`. It´s just one of the many songs which can be found on the double LP Single Collection album. The essential album was released in 1997 an this part 1, consisting of 28 of their songs. Here you can listen to Robbie’s magnificent and powerful B-sides like ‘Fireball Of Love’, ‘Hot Sand’, ‘Wild Wind’ and ‘Roll Engine Roll’, to name just a few, which could all easily have been A-sides as well. Or what about the compelling ‘Is This A Dream’, that opens with heavy breathing and ends with great biting guitarwork by Robbie. ‘Pickin Tomatoes’ has a wonderful guitar line and is a most appealing track. Robbie, the great composer, and Mariska Venus, the inimitable singer, offer sheer musical delight on this essential compilation album, which is a perfect introduction to all other albums by Shocking Blue. The album also includes hits like ´Never Marry A Railroad Man´ and ´Mighty Joe´.
This Record Store Day release includes a fan treat and is available as a limited edition of 3000 individually numbered copies on transparent blue vinyl.
Side A 1. Love Is In the Air 2. What You Gonna Do 3. Lucy Brown Is Back In Town 4. Fix Your Hair Darling 5. Send Me A Postcard6. Harley Davidson 7. Long And Lonesome Road 8. Fireball Of Love
Side B 1. Venus 2. Hot Sand 3. Mighty Joe 4. Wild Wind 5. Never Marry A Railroad Man 6. Roll Engine Roll 7. Hello Darkness
Side C 1. Pickin’ Tomatoes 2. Shocking You 3. Waterloo 4. Blossom Lady 5. Is This A Dream 6. Out Of Sight Out Of Mind
Side D 1. I Like You 2. Inkpot 3. Give My Love To The Sunrise 4. Rock In The Sea 5. Broken Heart 6. Eve And The Apple 7. When I Was A Girl