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Essential 3.0 (2010)

Artist: Cheap Trick
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Format: CD
Sku: 246259577
UPC: 886976690625
UPC 14: 00886976690625
Release Date: 12/5/2012
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. ELO Kiddies [Single Version] ~ Cheap Trick
2. Hot Love ~ Cheap Trick
3. He's a Whore ~ Cheap Trick
4. Mandocello ~ Cheap Trick
5. Clock Strikes Ten ~ Cheap Trick
6. Southern Girls ~ Cheap Trick
7. Downed ~ Cheap Trick
8. Hello There ~ Cheap Trick
9. Surrender ~ Cheap Trick
10. California Man ~ Cheap Trick
11. High Roller ~ Cheap Trick
12. Auf Wiedersehen ~ Cheap Trick
13. I Want You To Want Me ~ Cheap Trick
14. Ain't That a Shame ~ Cheap Trick
15. Takin' Me Back ~ Cheap Trick
16. Dream Police ~ Cheap Trick
17. Voices ~ Cheap Trick
18. Gonna Raise Hell ~ Cheap Trick
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Way of the World ~ Cheap Trick
2. Stop This Game ~ Cheap Trick
3. World's Greatest Lover ~ Cheap Trick
4. Everything Works If You Let It [Full Version] ~ Cheap Trick
5. She's Tight ~ Cheap Trick
6. If You Want My Love [Alternate, Extra Bridge Extended Version] ~ Cheap Trick
7. I Can't Take It ~ Cheap Trick
8. Tonight It's You ~ Cheap Trick
9. This Time Around ~ Cheap Trick
10. Flame, The ~ Cheap Trick
11. Had To Make You Mine ~ Cheap Trick
12. I Can't Understand It ~ Cheap Trick
13. Can't Stop Falling Into Love ~ Cheap Trick
14. Walk Away - (featuring Chrissie Hynde) ~ Cheap Trick
15. Woke Up With a Monster ~ Cheap Trick
16. Hard To Tell ~ Cheap Trick
17. Say Goodbye ~ Cheap Trick
18. Scent of a Woman ~ Cheap Trick
Disc 3
Song Title
1. Ballad of TV Violence (I'm Not the Only Boy) ~ Cheap Trick
2. Big Eyes ~ Cheap Trick
3. On Top of the World ~ Cheap Trick
4. Heaven Tonight ~ Cheap Trick
5. One On One ~ Cheap Trick
6. Cover Girl ~ Cheap Trick
7. Standing On the Edge ~ Cheap Trick

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Ron Albanese.
Muze PNote Photographers: Don Hunstein; Robert Matheu; David Kennedy ; Art Maillett.
Muze PNote Since both fans and critics agree on what Cheap Trick's core canon is, from the first three albums to the highlights that followed, it seems like it would be a fairly easy job to assemble a good overview of the band. History has proven that theory wrong several times. 1991's Greatest Hits largely ignored the first three albums, the 1996 box set Sex, America, Cheap Trick was a rarities-filled extravaganza pitched at the converted, and while 2000's Authorized Greatest Hits was a notable improvement on the first compilation, it had some puzzling inclusions, including substituting alternate takes and live cuts for original single versions. So, there was a need for a new collection, one that got it right. Enter The Essential Cheap Trick, the band's installment of Sony/Legacy's largely excellent Essential series. Spanning two discs and 36 tracks, it is the most generous hits collection yet assembled, but it still falls short of being a definitive overview. Again, there is a considerable problem of substituting alternate versions for the original studio versions; it is toned down from Authorized Greatest Hits, but when the fourth song in is a live version of "Mandocello" from 1998, with guest guitarist Billy Corgan, the momentum is knocked off-track immediately. Then, the song selection is a little idiosyncratic, which is often the case with artist-selected compilations, which The Essential Cheap Trick is. While the classic first three albums are represented well -- indeed, the entire first disc is devoted to '70s material (well, there are the two live tracks from 1998, but they're '70s songs) -- some fans will inevitably find a favorite or two missing, including "Oh, Candy" and "Oh Caroline," and "How Are You?" The real problem is that the collection loses steam on the second disc, which covers the '80s and '90s. The band has chosen to bypass several charting singles for album tracks, which may frustrate some chart-bound listeners, but it does make for a disc that's stronger overall. Still, it's hard to deny that the material on the second disc is simply not as good as that on the first, which makes this collection a bit too lopsided to be consistently enjoyable. Nevertheless, that first disc makes for very good listening (apart from the 1998 tracks, that is) and, overall, it gives a good sense of the band's history, even if any of the first three albums and Live at Budokan remain the best introductions to the band. [The 2010 reissue features a bonus third disc that adds seven more tracks, including "Heaven Tonight," "On Top of the World," and a live version of "Big Eyes."] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Producer: Bruce Dickinson (Compilation)

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Chrissie Hynde

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Associated Artists and Works


Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/06/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2010
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 86908
Music Label Name Label : Sony Legacy
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 3
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00886976690625

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Cheap Trick
Product attributeLabel:   Epic Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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