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Greatest Hits Albums

Beach Boys are still getting those good vibrations as they head for Hong Kong

Mike Love (left) and Al Jardine performing in Berlin during The Beach Boys'50th Anniversary Reunion Tour earlier this month. Photo: EPA

The classic 1960s image of The Beach Boys forming a human pyramid on a stretch of golden sand is probably beyond most members of the band today, but the inventors of California rock demonstrated on the Tokyo leg of their ongoing world tour that they still have plenty of m

Monday, 20 August, 2012, 5:32am

Kinder, softer sound of the Velvets' third album

Kinder, softer sound of the Velvets' third album

The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground


20 Aug 2012 - 10:22am

Paws for thought

Hello everyone! Happy woofing 2012! Whoo hooo. Between you and me, I'm kinda glad Christmas is over. With all the turkey and ham and bones, I was starting to get a little pup-bellied. My new diet won't last long, though. Soon it will be Lunar New Year and more banquets.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

ALBUM (1963)

In Dreams Roy Orbison Monument

Odd as it might seem today, in the cultural landscape of mid-century America, a figure like Roy Orbison - an ungainly bundle of mysterious contradictions, dressed in black and hidden behind Ray-Bans - was about as unlikely a rock'n'roll frontman as could be imagined.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

ALBUM (1964)

The Times They are A-Changin' by Bob Dylan Columbia

We know Bob Dylan agreed not to play certain songs during his recent gigs in China, but not which ones. The Times They are A-Changin' was widely assumed to head the list, but as it happens Dylan hasn't played it for about two years anyway.

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

Bob Dylan's talkin' Chinese blues

Music legend Bob Dylan is rarely straightforward. His art is all impersonation, metaphor and myth. So it was a huge surprise to see him pen a web post on 'this so-called China controversy'.

17 May 2011 - 12:00am

Q&A: Joyce Cheng

Actress-singer Joyce Cheng Yan-yee, the daughter of late comedian Lydia Sum Tin-ha and actor Adam Cheng Siu-chow, had a bumpy start to her show business career. Poked fun at by audiences from an early age because of her weight, Cheng fought for years to make it as an actress, despite being a talented singer.

5 Feb 2011 - 12:00am


Sting Symphonicities (Deutsche Grammophon)

Unlike The Labyrinth, Sting's second album with the Deutsche Grammophon classical label features 12 songs from his own discography, all rearranged for a full symphony orchestra.

Intriguingly, Sting employed three different orchestras plus a brass band to create just 55 minutes of music.

26 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

I Slept With Joey Ramone: A Family Memoir

I Slept With Joey Ramone: A Family Memoir by Mickey Leigh with Legs McNeil Touchstone HK$208

4 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Siren still has the X factor

After a wait of several long years, Sade is back, offering hope to the romantics of the world. However, the title of her new album, Soldier of Love, is rather unfitting for the majority of the album's songs.

21 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

The Circle Bon Jovi (CD)

Bon Jovi travel back in time on their new album The Circle. This is the band's 11th studio album and heralds a return to their roots of straight-up rock. The band takes a leaf out of Bruce Springsteen's playbook with a number of songs about the hard times and trials of the working man.

15 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

The Watchmen (Soundtrack )

From looking at the track list, you'd be forgiven for mistaking The Watchmen: Music from the Motion Picture for yet another greatest hits compilation of the 70s and 80s or a random play list generated by an online music player; anything, in fact, other than the soundtrack to possibly the most anticipated hero movie of the year.

5 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Heart to heart

Have a heart

If somebody says to you 'Have a heart!', what do they mean? You already have a heart, you don't need a second one. Read on and learn all about the mysteries of the heart.

1 If you ask someone to 'have a heart', what do you want?

a. their pity

b. their love

22 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Shame about the sell-out

Young Japanese starlet Mika Nakashima releases her second compilation album of popular hits, showcasing her talents for a number of different genres.

Nakashima blasted onto the music scene eight years ago and has accomplished a lot in that time, from releasing albums that shot to number one and starring in the Nana films, to performing in a New Orleans charity tribute show.

19 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Laugh all you like

Craig David has seen how quickly artists come and go. The British R&B singer burst on the scene at 18, providing the vocals for the Artful Dodger's garage hit Re-Rewind ( The Crowd Say Bo Selecta!).

2 Apr 2009 - 12:00am