Named after their home postcode in Walthamstow, east 17 stood out from the boy bands, with shaven heads, tattoos and street attitude.
From the early to mid 199os they became one of the most successful boy bands in the UK, with 20 hit singles and four top ten albums.
This double-CD compilation includes all their biggest hits, including the 1994 Xmas No 1, Stay Another Day and top tenners such as It’s Alright, Steam, Let It Rain, Thunder and House Of Love.
Walthamstow’s finest, and one of the more rougher-edged boy bands of their time, East 17 racked up an impressive 18 Top 40 hits between 1992 and 1999, 12 of which reached the Top 10. This low-priced double-disc set anthologises them all – including the hard-to-find later Telstar label hits – and adds a further 16 key album tracks to provide a perfect primer for the cockney quartet. In retrospect, some of their singles were pretty naff – Gold and a terrible version of West End Girls in particular – but they more than made up for these with their solo number one, the perennial Stay Another Day, and If You Ever, a fabulous collaboration with Gabrielle.