The Collection

Cyndi Lauper

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The Collection Review

by Rob Theakston

This box set compiles three of Cyndi Lauper's most well-known and beloved records: She's So Unusual, True Colors, and Hat Full of Stars. The 35 songs found on these three discs span the most important years of Lauper's evolution as an artist, from freaked-out pop star hell-bent on pushing the creative pop envelope to its hilt to more introspective and contemplative moments. A wide range of her most well-known songs are here, including "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," "True Colors," and "Time After Time," but there are also other fan favorites like her cover of Prince's "When You Were Mine" and "She Bop." While most people would be just as well off to make the more economically sensible purchase of a greatest-hits compilation, those looking for the complete records remastered with bonus tracks would be well served by checking this out.

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