Honeymoon Suite – The Singles

This is another disc I picked up on our anniversary trip last weekend. Got it for $2, in perfect shape. Next shop we were in, it was $9. A quick look at Discogs today revealed only 4 copies available (!), in any format: $11.09 (cassette), $16.84 (LP), and $14.64 (CD).* This surprised me – I would have guessed these would be littering every collection, people selling them off for $0.01, etc. But apparently not. Is it that rare? Who knew?

Anyway, I have owned it more than once in the past but, while I couldn’t tell you precisely what happened to my copies of it, I did not currently have it. Now I do (again)! Come to think of it, I actually think my first copy of this was a cassette…

Somehow, my memory recalled this as having more than 12 tracks. It probably never did, in any version, but this is how my brain sometimes tries to do me in.

There’s really not much to say about this disc that you won’t already know, but I’ll admit that it was a total trip down memory lane, for me. All the big songs that casual fans could want are here. Those of us who know the albums can say this or that track is missing, but this blast of pure 80s Can-rock synth and big guitar riffage, mixed with full-on ballads, will certainly please most.

My lovely wife and I rocked this in the car, and we sang along with every single word of every song, many of which we probably haven’t heard in years. It was fun!

 

* The fourth copy, a M/M CD, was $63. I think “robtet2” in Italy has mis-priced their copy.

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Posted on October 2, 2014, in posts by aaron and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I know nothing about this band except I’ve heard the name and recognise some album covers!

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    • Oh man, in 80s Canada, these guys were huge. The cool part is, listening back to it now, it really doesn’t sound all that dated. If you see one cheap, you could do a lot worse than picking up this hits set.

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  2. I have this! Great CD, a must for Canadian AOR rock fans.

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    • Absolutely agreed. It’s awesome, kinda boggling to think how often we heard all these songs, over and over and over… I would still say folks should get the records – there’s a lot that got missed in this (relatively scant) 12 tracks, but you and me, we’re album guys, listening to the deep cuts as well as the hits. Not everyone does that anymore.

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  3. Good blast from the past !

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