Title - 'The Essential Bangles' (Columbia/Legacy)
Artist - The Bangles
This is the 3rd Bangles collection out on the market. And it should have been a slam dunk 5 star re-issue. But, 11 of these 14 tracks are on the Greatest Hits CD that was released in 1990. But, at least here you get an obscure song from the movie 'The Goonies', a rare single from 1981 when the Bangles were known as the Bangs, and the B side of 'Eternal Flame'. All are worthy additions to their catalog. So why the tiny gripe you hear in my tone? Well, whoever compiled this must not have heard of 1984's 'Going Down To Liverpool', which on their full length debut was a highlight and is also on their previously-mentioned Greatest Hits CD! Mind you, 'Hero Takes A Fall' is on here so it's not all bad!