Category Archives: Smash Hits

Smash Hits Summer ’98 (Virgin, 1998)

Review The minimal design of the Smash Hits compilation franchise continued with the Summer ’98 edition. This one had a rainbow, almost Balearic effect with six artist photographs on the back inlay. Concept and compilation by Ashley Abram for Box … Continue reading

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Smash Hits ’98 (Virgin, 1997)

Review By 1997, the Smash Hits franchise was struggling. Its heyday had been the 1988 – 1993 era, each annual instalment a vital snapshot of the year’s pop highlights. Now the sleeve design was a moody purple and orange space … Continue reading

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Smash Hits – Summer ’97 (Virgin, 1997)

Review After the utter fiasco of Smash Hits Mix ’97, Ashley Abram reverted to the formula that had worked so well in the past. No mixing, partial or otherwise. And all the better for it. Smash Hits – Summer ’97 … Continue reading

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