Greatest is a 1990 compilation album by the rock group The Go-Go's from California, United States. The record, which represents the first best-of album by the Go-Go's, includes most of the hits and stand-out tracks from the band's first three studio albums, 1981 Beauty and the Beat, 1982 Vacation, and 1984 Talk Show, only omitting three minor hit singles, "He's So Strange," "This Old Feeling" and "Yes or No".
Vacation is the second studio album by American rock band the Go-Go's, released in 1982 on the . The album reached No. 8 in the Billboard 200, and was certified Gold. The title track was a . summer smash, reaching No. 8 on the Billboard pop singles chart. The Go-Go's were riding high at the time of the album's first release, their prospects to all outward appearances looking bright.
The Go-Go's were the most popular all-female band to emerge from the punk/new wave explosion of the late '70s and early '80s, becoming one of the first commercially successful female groups that wasn't controlled by male producers or managers. While their hit singles - "We Got the Beat," "Our Lip. .
When the Go-Go’s are called a punk band a lot of that is contextual. They came up in a punk scene that allowed people that weren’t good players to get onstage and say they were in a band because the punk attitude was Hey, we can do this too. Screw you. We can do whatever we want. That was the ethic, the context, that was what defined them as a punk band. There was nothing real rebellious about the Go-Go’s ever. It wasn’t anything revolutionary. It wasn’t the Sex Pistols, let’s put it that way.
From the 1984 album, "Talk Show. From the 1984 album, "Talk Show.
The surprise success of Beauty and the Beat meant that the Go-Go's were expected to remain hitmakers, so perhaps it shouldn't have come as a surprise that their second album, Vacation, is a considerably slicker affair than their debut. Sporting a glossy yet alluring finish, the album has an appealing, radio-ready sound, but it's at the expense of the giddy sense of fun that made Beauty and the Beat such a vibrant record. However, Vacation is far from a washout
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|A1||Head Over Heels
Written-By – Caffey*, Valentine*
|A2||Turn To You
Written-By – Caffey*, Wiedlin*
Written-By – Schock*, Valentine*
|A4||Beneath The Blue Sky
Written-By – Wiedlin*, Valentine*
|A5||Forget That Day
Written-By – Wiedlin*
|B1||I'm The Only One
Written-By – Carter*, Harvey*, Valentine*
|B2||Yes Or No
Written-By – Wiedlin*, Mael*, Mael*
|B3||Capture The Light
Written-By – Wiedlin*
|B4||I'm With You
Written-By – Schock*, Wiedlin*
Written-By – Caffey*, Wiedlin*, Valentine*
- Manufactured By – A&M Records, Inc.
- Distributed By – A&M Records, Inc.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – International Record Syndicate, Inc.
- Bass, Lead Guitar, Vocals – Kathy Valentine
- Drums – Gina Schock
- Lead Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals – Charlotte Caffey
- Lead Vocals – Belinda Carlisle
- Presenter, Engineer – Martin Rushent
- Rhythm Guitar, Vocals – Jane Wiedlin
Notes2 panel inlay printed both sides. Clear/foil 120µs CrO2 cassette with white on-body print.
Unlike some other version, this version has a white background behind the barcode on the front cover.
"Program one 19.05"
"Program two 18.08"
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 0 4479-750041-4
- Rights Society: ASCAp
|SP 70041||Go-Go's||Talk Show (LP, Album, RCA)||I.R.S. Records||SP 70041||US||1984|
|SP 70041||Go-Go's||Talk Show (LP, Album)||I.R.S. Records||SP 70041||Canada||1984|
|CS 75041||Go-Go's||Talk Show (Cass, Album, Tra)||I.R.S. Records||CS 75041||US||1984|
|069 490 389-2||Go-Go's||Talk Show (CD, Album, RE, RM)||A&M Records||069 490 389-2||US||1999|
|SP 70041||Go-Go's||Talk Show (LP, Album, Club, CRC)||I.R.S. Records||SP 70041||US||1984|