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The Best of Hothouse Flowers


Download links and information about The Best of Hothouse Flowers by Hothouse Flowers. This album was released in 1988 and it belongs to Rock, World Music, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Celtic genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 01:04:57 minutes.

Artist: Hothouse Flowers
Release date: 1988
Genre: Rock, World Music, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Celtic
Tracks: 16
Duration: 01:04:57
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No. Title Length
1. I'm Sorry 3:35
2. Don't Go 3:46
3. Give It Up 3:31
4. Giving It All Away 3:47
5. I Can See Clearly Now 4:55
6. Movies 4:39
7. Home 4:26
8. Hallelujah Jordan 3:07
9. Love Don't Work This Way 3:42
10. The Older We Get 4:45
11. It'll Be Easier in the Morning 3:35
12. This Is It (Your Soul) 3:52
13. One Tongue 4:29
14. An Emotional Time 4:28
15. You Can Love Me Now 4:13
16. Forever More 4:07



London Records reportedly put this retrospective album together without involving anyone from Hothouse Flowers. That undoubtedly explains the rather bizarre track selection and the almost insulting emphasis on the band's first two albums. The 14-track compilation features more than half of People (1988) and more than a third of Home (1990). But there are only three tracks from the group's second pair of albums. It's not surprising that the producers were not as keen on the 1998 comeback attempt, Born, a U2-esque modern rock record that constituted a major stylistic departure for the band. It sold poorly in the U.K. and is the only Hothouse Flowers album that has never been released in the States. But it is harder to understand why "This Is It (Your Soul)" is the only representative of the fine 1993 effort Songs From the Rain. Several singles from that record ("An Emotional Time," "Isn't It Amazing," "One Tongue") are completely ignored here in favor of earlier album tracks, giving The Best of a monochromatic feel that is unusual for a retrospective. That said, the compilation does include several indisputable Hothouse Flowers classics and only one song (the title track from Home) is completely undeserving of inclusion. It's not really fair to call this The Best of, but it certainly captures the free-spirited, open-hearted, soul-inflected folk-rock sound of the early days.