Adam Ant ‎– Hits

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Kings Of The Wild Frontier 3:49
Dog Eat Dog 3:06
Ant Music 3:35
Stand And Deliver 3:08
Prince Charming 3:17
Ant Rap 3:16
Goody Two Shoes 3:31
Friend Or Foe 3:23
Desperate But Not Serious 3:50
Puss 'N' Boots 4:02
Strip 3:58
Apollo 9 3:23
Vive Le Rock 3:43

Versions (15)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CBS 450074 1 Adam Ant Hits(LP, Comp) CBS CBS 450074 1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
450074 4 Adam Ant Hits(Cass, Comp) CBS 450074 4 UK 1986 Sell This Version
PC 8167 Adam Ant Hits(Cass, Comp) CBS PC 8167 Australia & New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
SBP 8167 Adam Ant Hits(LP, Comp) CBS SBP 8167 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
6499 50 Adam Ant Hits(VHS, Comp, PAL) CBS Fox Video 6499 50 UK 1986 Sell This Version
25・8P-5073 Adam Ant Hits(CD, Comp) Epic 25・8P-5073 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
25・8P-5073 Adam Ant Hits(CD, Comp, RP) Epic 25・8P-5073 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
462712 4 Adam Ant Hits(Cass, Comp) CBS 462712 4 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
450074 2 Adam Ant Hits(CD, Comp) CBS 450074 2 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
450074 4 Adam Ant Hits(Cass, Comp) CBS 450074 4 UK 1990 Sell This Version
450074 2 Adam Ant Hits(CD, Comp) Columbia 450074 2 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
450074 2, 4500742012 Adam Ant Hits(CD, Comp, RE) Columbia, CBS 450074 2, 4500742012 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
450074 2, 88697002132 Adam Ant Hits(CD, Comp, Ltd, RE) CBS, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 450074 2, 88697002132 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
450074 2, COL 450074 2 Adam Ant Hits(CD, Comp) Columbia, Columbia 450074 2, COL 450074 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CBS 450074 1 Adam Ant Hits(LP, Comp, TP) CBS CBS 450074 1 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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dokka.chapman

dokka.chapman

June 3, 2020
edited 5 months ago
referencing Hits, CD, Comp, 450074 2, COL 450074 2

Released just as the artists career was turning a new page, this short compendium of Adam Ant's work is brief but effective. Although not mentioned in the notes the first half of the compilation features songs from his time with his band Adam And The Ants, though they did skip his early post-punk roots and go straight for the hits which is a bit of a shame but if you were only after his more well known stuff I spose it works in your favour. Included are the thundering 80's hits 'Stand & Deliver', 'Dog Eat Dog' and 'Price Charming' as well as later hits like 'Goody Two Shoes', making sure to remind all who listen that Adam Ant was the Clown Prince of New Wave. Since it's release 'Hits' has been obscured by many compilations which feature a more comprehensive view of his back catalogue, but if you're looking to capture some nostalgia or give his work a go for the first time this is a welcome and affordable alternative.
robkindon

robkindon

May 3, 2020
referencing Hits, LP, Comp, CBS 450074 1

A reasonable intro to Mr Ant's early 80s recordings, his hits cover a fair range of material from pretty sublimely playful, tuneful and harmonic post-punk ditties 'Stand and Deliver' and 'Prince Charming' to the ridiculous 'Ant Rap'.

In terms of the quality of this pressing, it's a bit on the thin and reedy side as you'd expect from a budget 80s release. But it's definitely more lively than listening to it on streaming or CD. It is a fun listen.

If you find a reasonable copy at a knockdown price then I'd recommend it as a cheap introduction to Adam Ant, or as a collection filler for someone like me who isn't really a big enough fan to buy all of the studio albums but enjoys the occasional listen. Personally I like to hit the stop button on Side A before the needle hits the intro to 'Ant Rap'!
blue_radley

blue_radley

January 5, 2018
referencing Hits, VHS, Comp, PAL, 6499 50
There was a Betamax version too issued in the UK