This compilation is not strictly a best-of collection. Rather, 12 x 12 gathers 12 original 12" versions of Thomas Dolby's best material. This new U.K. series includes extended versions of "Europa & the Pirate Twins," "One of Our Submarines," and "She Blinded Me With Science" (of course). Other noteworthy tracks include the "Heavy Brother Sub Version" of "Hyperactive" and "Hot Sauce." Truly for fans only. Those looking for a regular-mix compilation should not buy this first. Instead purchase The Best of Thomas Dolby: Retrospectacle or Premium Gold Collection.
Share this page
AllMusic Review by JT Griffith