Originally issued in Japan in 1999 (and later in the U.K. in 2001), The Best of Aztec Camera
is an excellent overview of Roddy Frame
's songwriting vehicle, collecting 16 tracks from throughout the group's history (up through 1993's Dreamland
). The 1983 debut, High Land, Hard Rain
, remains the best introduction to Aztec Camera
's brand of witty, sophisticated, jazzy pop, but anyone wanting to dig deeper is easily advised to come here next.