Authorized Greatest Hits CD (2000)

Artist: Cheap Trick

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Product Overview

For over twenty five years, with nearly as many millions of albums and singles sold, Cheap Trick (Bun E. Carlos, drums; Rick Nielsen, lead guitars; Tom Petersson, 12-string bass and Robin Zander, lead vocals and guitar) have been the defacto heroes of American rock ‘n’roll. This band-sanctioned, hand-picked Greatest Hits package is the most comprehensive single disc available from Cheap Trick. "From musicality to (left-of-center) personality this disc has it all, making for an interesting listening experience for the longtime fan, and the perfect "Cheap Trick for Dummies" for the uninitiated. Simply put, The Authorized Greatest Hits is the ultimate Cheap Trick compilation.


Label Sony
SKU 60436844
UPC 074646601525
UPC 14 00074646601525
Format CD
Release Date 10/24/2000
Author Cheap Trick
Associated Artist/Work Busted
Technical Info
CatalogID 66015
Lable Name Epic/Legacy
Released 09/26/2000
Original Release 2000
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00074646601525
Musical Guests
Chrissie Hynde
Album Notes and Credits
Cheap Trick: Robin Zander (vocals, guitar); Rick Nielsen (guitar); Tom Petersson (bass); Bun E. Carlos (drums).
Producers include: Cheap Trick, Tom Werman, George Martin, Roy Thomas Baker, Jack Douglas.
Reissue producers: Cheap Trick, Bruce Dickinson.
Includes liner notes by Ron Albanese.
Recording information: Budokon (1976-1999); Daytona Beach, FL (1976-1999).
Photographer: Rich Kwasniekski.
Die hard Trick completists, as well as those who have ever sung along to "Surrender" in a pub, will want to grab this one. While the one black mark is the lack of the earlier raw material, AUTHORIZED successfully mixes commercial ballads with down n' dirty rockers.
The LIVE AT BUDOKAN one-two punch of "I Want You To Want Me" and "Ain't That A Shame" shows the band in top form. "Southern Girls" is an overlooked, heavy pop classic written by the maniacal Rick Nielsen and bass ace Tom Petersson. "Stop This Game" is a raucous singalong from the new wave era that shows the band in sync with Producer George Martin. Vocalist Robin Zander shines on the slick, radio-friendly "Tonight It's You." Vintage Trick is represented by the beautiful "Mandocello," while a live version of "I Can't Take It" showcases the band's most recent MUSIC FOR HANGOVERS.
The band selected a great lineup of songs that would appeal to both the Cheap Trick novice ("Dream Police", "The Flame [live]") and fanatic ("That 70s Song [In The Street]"). Buy the CD, see the show, and relish in the power of this unique band.
Professional Reviews
Q (1/01, p.122) - 4 out of 5 stars - "...The bulk of these tracks date from [their] self-penned, late-'70s peak....combining hard rock riffs and Beatles-inspired pop with witty observations on teenage American life..."
Disc 1
1 I Want You To Want Me,I Want You To Want Me
2 Ain't That A Shame,Ain't That A Shame
3 Southern Girls - (Single version),Southern Girls - (Single version),Southern Girls - (Single version),Southern Girls - (Single version),Southern Girls - (Single version)
4 Surrender,Surrender
5 Stop This Game,Stop This Game,Stop This Game,Stop This Game
6 Dream Police,Dream Police
7 If You Want My Love - (alternate version),If You Want My Love - (alternate version)
8 Tonight It's You,Tonight It's You,Tonight It's You
9 Everything Works If You Let It - (full length version),Everything Works If You Let It - (full length version),Everything Works If You Let It - (full length version)
10 Mandocello,Mandocello,Mandocello
11 I Can't Take It - (live)
12 She's Tight,She's Tight,She's Tight
13 That 70's Song (In The Street)
14 Walk Away - (featuring Chrissie Hynde)
15 Can't Stop Falling Into Love,Can't Stop Falling Into Love,Can't Stop Falling Into Love
16 Flame, The - (previously unreleased, live),Flame, The - (previously unreleased, live)
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