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  • Street Life: 20 Greatest Hits [Reprise, 1989] B+
  • The Platinum Collection [Virgin, 2004] ***

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Street Life: 20 Greatest Hits [Reprise, 1989]
Their third compilation in twelve years is the third to include "Love Is the Drug," but I won't quibble. "These Foolish Things" was always better as a title than as rendition, but I won't quibble. The number in the subtitle follows the formula twenty = CD, and I'm quibbling. A great gift idea--for yourself you can buy less or more. B+

The Platinum Collection [Virgin, 2004]
The third disc will half convince you he didn't follow one decade of visionary shtick with two of waiting to meet Bill Murray ("Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "Kiss and Tell"). ***