Sony BMG's two-disc Falco
collection will appeal to longtime fans of the Austrian pop star, though the 34 tracks that make up Hoch Wie Nie: Best of Falco
may be a bit much for listeners who only know the flamboyant and classically trained child prodigy's early-'80s international smash "Rock Me Amadeus." Both "Der Kommissar" and "Vienna Calling" made the charts, and both are included here, but there's an awful lot of filler (remixes, radio edits, an updated version of David Bowie
's "Heroes" "Helden von Heute," etc.), making 1999's single-disc Greatest Hits
overview the more rewarding listen.