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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by fendrguitplayr, Sep 30, 2019.
Bob Marley - Legend
Came here to post this. Cant believe we made it 4 pages without anyone bringing this up.
Beatles: 1967-1970 (Blue Album)
Okay, thanks all for your posts!
I was hoping for more Tele pickers though.
Lots of great choices already listed.
In my collection, the compilation that gets the most play is the two-disc Stones thing that came with their 50th Anniversary bottle of vodka in the skull decanter It’s all live stuff from relatively modern recordings.
My other fave compilation is by Public Enemy, go figure
I'm sure there's a Telecaster or two somewhere on both of these albums.
Hey, I've owned greatest hits albums... I just always though that line was funny, and this was a perfect opportunity to use it.
However, if you think that all albums consist of only two good songs, and the rest are just "filler", then you might be depriving yourself of some good music.
Beatles, Crowded House, Squeeze, the Raspberries, Jimi Hendrix Experience Smash Hits, the Buzzcocks Singles Going Steady: all great stuff.
I'll just add The Jam Greatest Hits, Huey Lewis & the News' Greatest Hits and the History of the Dave Clark Five (a personal favorite).
The Marley Legend package is so good I rarely put on the actual albums. Whihc is kind of a shame, now that I think about it.
Most greatest hits packages drive me crazy, because they either inexplicably leave out some of the best songs, or inexplicably include some terrible songs. It's like they were assembled by some guy in marketing who knows nothing about music. Some artist will change labels, and the old label will rush out some hastily-assembled mishmash just in time for Christmas. With WOW! One New Song! or Never Released Version! Gag.
Other compilations fail in the other extreme. New 27 CD set! Every burp and fart your favorite artist ever produced! And BUY NOW for special 28th bonus disc - 90 minutes of your artist snoring! Gag.
Some Hits packages are impossible from the beginning. Pick 8 random Stones songs, or Beatles songs, and call them the Greatest? Really, Happy is a Stones Greatest?
Some artists seem to have more hits compilations than actual records. Exhibit A: The Beatles.
But there are notable exceptions, some of which mentioned above.
The Marley Legend CD is perfect.
Tom Petty GH is good, but incomplete.
Allman Bros Decade is reasonable.
Best of the Doobie Brothers
A Decade of Steely Dan
Greatest Hits compilations work best for acts that you sorta like, a little bit. Skim the cream off the top.
Jimi Hendrix ... Smash hits.
They are not my n.1 favorite band (although I do love them a lot!!), but I think that the best greatest hit should be The Beatles N.1.
Their musical influence on modern music is simply unbelievable and I humbly think that nobody could ever denied it. It's John, Paul, George and Ringo: enough said.