Essentially a budget-line collection, Venus and Other Hits contains two of Bananarama's bigger hits -- the title track and "Cruel Summer" -- as well as a few other of their lesser-known songs under the guidance of the super-production team of Stock, Aitken & Waterman. This is by no means a definitive compilation, nor is it a great place to start exploring the group's catalog. So unless you just want the two hits, it's best to check out other releases to get a more comprehensive view of one of the U.K.'s most synthetic exports.
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AllMusic Review by Rob Theakston