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Format: CD
Sku: 60626847
UPC: 827969063323
UPC 14: 00827969063323
Release Date: 3/2/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. ELO Kiddies ~ Cheap Trick
2. Hot Love ~ Cheap Trick
3. He's A Whore ~ Cheap Trick
4. Mandocello - (live, with Billy Corgan) ~ 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 - (live) ~ Cheap Trick
14. Ain't That A Shame - (live) ~ Cheap Trick
15. Takin' Me Back ~ Cheap Trick
16. Dream Police ~ Cheap Trick
17. Voices ~ Cheap Trick
18. Gonna Raise Hell - (live) ~ 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 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 - (with Chrissie Hynde) ~ Cheap Trick
15. Woke Up With A Monster ~ Cheap Trick
16. Hard To Tell - (live) ~ Cheap Trick
17. Say Goodbye ~ Cheap Trick
18. Scent Of A Woman ~ Cheap Trick

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Cheap Trick: Robin Zander (vocals, guitar); Rick Nielsen (guitar); Tom Petersson (bass); Bun E. Carlos (drums).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Chrissie Hynde, Billy Corgan.
Muze PNote Recorded between 1977 & 1996. Includes liner notes by Ron Albanese.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Bob Albanese.
Muze PNote Recording information: Budokan (1976-1999); Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL (1976-1999).
Muze PNote Photographers: Don Hunstein; Norman Seeff; Robert Matheu; David Michael Kennedy ; Bernd Friedman.
Muze PNote Although multiple Cheap Trick collections have been released, the two-disc ESSENTIAL is an excellent compilation for those wanting more than just a cursory overview of the Illinois quartet's work. The band's masterful combination of harmonies, hooks, and crunchy guitar riffs has influenced a legion of younger artists--including Guns N' Roses, Material Issue, and the Smashing Pumpkins--and this hard-rocking mix is on full display throughout the album. The amazingly catchy radio hits--"Surrender," "Dream Police," and "I Want You to Want Me"--are all here, along with lesser-known tracks such as the Beach Boys-flavored "Southern Girls" and a rollicking reading of the Move's "California Man." ESSENTIAL also presents a live version of the melancholy "Mandocello" (with special guest Billy Corgan) and other concert performances, proving that Cheap Trick are a formidable power-pop band both on the stage and in the studio.

Producer: Christopher Shaw; George Martin; Harry Witz; Ian Taylor; Jack Douglas; Richie Zito; Roy Thomas Baker; Ted Templeman; Todd Rundgren; Tom Werman; Cheap Trick; Bruce Dickinson (Compilation)

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Chrissie Hynde
Muze Guest Artist Billy Corgan

Artist Overview

Cheap Trick's first few albums are often cited as an influence on both '80s pop-metal and the pop-punk phenomenon of the '90s. Robin Zander's rock-star looks and powerful voice played perfectly off guitar hero Rick Neilsen's oddball image and onstage antics, and the band frequently subverted standard rock song structures with odd, ironic lyrics. In their late-'70s heyday, Cheap Trick's fusion of power-pop and hard rock won them credibility with rockers, new wave fans, and pure popsters. Their 1978 release AT BUDOKAN still stands as one of rock's finest concert albums.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Keep On Loving You
Muze Music Compilations Rockin 70s
Muze Music Compilations Joe Dirt
Muze Music Compilations 80's Pop Hits
Muze Music Compilations Rockin' 70s
Muze Music Compilations Gold:Classic Rock
Muze Music Compilations Now: Classic Rock
Muze Music Compilations Coolest Songs In The World Vol 5
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Power Ballads
Muze Music Compilations Super
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Classic Rock H
Muze Music Compilations Box Set Series:classic Rock
Muze Music Compilations Top Gun (ost)

Associated Artists and Works


Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/02/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 90633
Music Label Name Label : Epic/Legacy
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00827969063323

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (4/1/04, p.92)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "[With] the grand gestures of arena rock, decent hooks and explosions of Dionysian ecstasy that left audiences happy..."

Uncut (p.120)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "Thrilling, audacious and bang on the money."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Cheap Trick
Product attributeLabel:   Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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