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Changing Faces: Best of 10cc

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Prior to the release of 2006's Greatest Hits and More two-CD package, this was 10cc's only truly worthwhile hits collection, and that despite packing as many flaws and omissions as it did reasons to be cheerful. Examining both the parent band's hits, and a handful of numbers by Godley and Creme, it rounds up all of the numbers you'd expect to hear -- "I'm Not in Love," "I'm Mandy Fly Me," "Rubber Bullets," "Good Morning Judge," and so forth, but bolsters them with the likes of "Cry" and "Under Your Thumb," songs that continued in the proud tradition of the original four-piece 10cc, long after the surviving two-piece incarnation had given up the creative ghost. Indeed, the emphasis on Godley and Creme material is, in many ways, the collection's chief selling point. 10cc's own hits, after all, have been served up on countless compilations. But the breakaway duo continue to deserve a full reappraisal, and this set simply adds weight to those demands.