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Download links and information about Anthology by The Babys. This album was released in 1981 and it belongs to Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Pop genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 56:50 minutes.

Artist: The Babys
Release date: 1981
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Pop
Tracks: 17
Duration: 56:50
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. If You've Got the Time (2000 Digital Remaster) 2:35
2. Head Above the Waves (2000 Digital Remaster) 2:50
3. I Love How You Love Me (2000 Digital Remaster) 2:25
4. Looking For Love (2000 Digital Remaster) 5:23
5. Isn't It Time (2000 Digital Remaster) 4:04
6. Give Me Your Love (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:36
7. Silver Dreams (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:02
8. Money (That's What I Want) (2000 Digital Remaster) 2:57
9. Every Time I Think of You (2000 Digital Remaster) 4:03
10. Head First (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:58
11. Love Don't Prove I'm Right (2000 Digital Remaster) 2:45
12. Back On My Feet Again (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:18
13. Midnight Rendezvous (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:36
14. Anytime (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:22
15. Turn and Walk Away (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:10
16. Sweet 17 (2000 Digital Remaster) 2:47
17. Gonna Be Somebody (2000 Digital Remaster) 2:59

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Thank goodness for the 2000 remastered and expanded version of the Babys' Anthology because it rights a terrible wrong. The sound quality of the original version was absolutely horrible — flat, muddy, and lifeless. This vastly improved 17-song, 24-bit digitally remastered edition brings out the punch in their underrated brand of power pop and rock. Vocalist/bassist John Waite is quoted in Brad Elliott's liner notes as saying the Babys were a better band than they were given credit for, and he's right. Arguably part of the problem was that in the late 1970s and early 1980s the band didn't fit well between the punk and new wave movements. Nevertheless, the Babys had a smart grasp of how to blend a variety of pop and rock influences into tightly arranged, catchy songs with bursts of horns and female background vocals, and renowned producers like Bob Ezrin, Ron Nevison, and Keith Olsen guided these recordings. The Babys' biggest hits are obviously included: "Isn't it Time," "Every Time I Think of You," "Head First," "Back on My Feet Again," and "Midnight Rendezvous." These glorious highlights only tell part of the story. 2000's Anthology also smartly adds "Silver Dreams" (the only charted single not included on the original version), album cuts, and a revelatory live track. "Looking for Love (Live)" shows that the band could shed the studio veneer and cut loose on stage, as proven by Waite's strong singing and lead guitarist Wally Stocker's unleashed riffing. "Head Above the Waves" is a relaxed acoustic-guitar ballad. "I Love How You Love Me" shows traces of a doo wop groove. The only drawback here is the substandard liner notes. Despite a thorough discography, there are no individual album or producer credits. It's also unclear which lineup cut "Looking for Love (Live)."