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Your Most Favorite Greatest Hits Albums?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by fendrguitplayr, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. Rick330man

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    The first 8 track I ever bought for myself (after years of mom and my aunt buying me Partridge Family stuff) was the Rolling Stones "Hot Rocks," which is a compilation of their best stuff from the 60's. Truly exceptional.

    This reminds me that the first 45 I every bought for myself was "Ride Captain Ride" by Blues Image. I still have it.
     
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    Aretha's Gold.
     
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    Can't say I have a "favorite" greatest hits record, so I'll offer this one as I still like it to this day and it is the very first greatest hits album I ever bought....

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    Paul Revere and the Raiders
    The Byrds
    Allman Brothers
    Steely Dan
    High Tide and Green Grass
    The Buddy Holly Story
     
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    Many of my favorites have already been named. But one that I still think is overlooked is....

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    And it still barely scratches the surface of the amazing amount of great music that came out of these amazing musicians from 1965-1978.
     
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    I'm not a big greatest hits fans because I usually prefer the album cuts over the hits.

    Therefore... my vote as my favorite will be "Disk 2" of Streethearts "Anthology" CD. Disk ONE was the hits, Disk 2 was the greatest "Album Cuts"

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    Gordon Lightfoot - Gord's Gold
    The Beatles Red and The Beatles Blue albums
    Eagles - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975
     
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    Probably gotta go with the first two I owned:

    Simon & Garfunkel's (the one with the live versions of "Kathy's Song" and "For Emily, Whenever I Find Her"), and Dylan's first "Greatest Hits."

    I was a very impressionable kid, really ripe for the musical picking, when these albums both grabbed me. (My older sister generously let me borrow whatever albums she had.)

    The S&G stuff just shuddered my soul.

    The Dylan one was a more textured experience. His strident voice and the music's often sharp edges really challenged me. But the power of the images, the uniqueness of the moods, the simultaneity of playful obliquity and eerie exactitude, and the way he sounded like an entirely different human being on each song just blew me away. And, with rebelliousness brewing, when Pop said, "So you're listening to that radical crap now, too?," I was extra-hooked. Most of all, though, "Blowin' in the Wind" has been my favorite song since I can remember. So to know that the Moses' nephew-like dude who created that* had also created all these other songs was just so fascinating to me--like walking around inside someone's inner house. Dylan pushed open the doors for me.

    (*Yeah, I know that "Blowin' in the Wind" is an (apt) echo of the slave song "No More Auction Block." So Mr. D. didn't create so much as re-channel it.)
     
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    We had Jimi Hendrix "Smash Hits" when I was a kid. One recollection I had is that we took it on a family vacation to the beach. We were listening to it and I was watching some decorative shells the owners of the place had set out on the deck railing. They were rocking back and forth in time to the music. Weird these memories from 50 years back.

    I also had the Doors "13" which had the 2 best tunes from "Soft Parade" (Touch Me and Wild Child) which when I heard it later, really did not get, or like. All the rest of the Doors LPs we had.
     
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    Not a greatest hits album per se but The Who's "The Kids Are Alright" sound track is my album of choice.
     
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    Growing up in the LP era, before the kitchen-sink box sets of the CD era, greatest hits LPs usually distilled a band essence in 1 or 2 LPs with well-curated track listings. I remember these were the LPs that I wore out most.


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    The Best of the Lovin’ Spoonful
    The Best of the Dave Clark Five
    The Best of Al Green
    The first Boston Album - just because.
     
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