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Best Of (2006)

Artist: J. Geils
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Format: CD
Sku: 202316562
UPC: 094633626027
UPC 14: 00094633626027
Release Date: 4/4/2006
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Centerfold ~ J. Geils Band
2. Freeze-Frame ~ J. Geils Band
3. Come Back - (Single Edit) ~ J. Geils Band
4. Love Stinks ~ J. Geils Band
5. Sanctuary ~ J. Geils Band
6. Give It To Me - (Single Edit) ~ J. Geils Band
7. Whammer Jammer - (live) ~ J. Geils Band
8. Looking For A Love - (live, 1972) ~ J. Geils Band
9. Must Of Got Lost - (live, 1975) ~ J. Geils Band
10. (Ain't Nothin' But A) Houseparty - (live, 1975) ~ J. Geils Band
11. One Last Kiss ~ J. Geils Band
12. Teresa ~ J. Geils Band
13. Angel In Blue ~ J. Geils Band
14. Flamethrower ~ J. Geils Band
15. Night Time ~ J. Geils Band
16. Just Can't Wait - (live, 1982) ~ J. Geils Band
17. I Do - (live, 1982) ~ J. Geils Band
18. Piss On The Wall ~ J. Geils Band

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote J. Geils Band: J. Geils, Magic Dick, Seth Justman, Peter Wolf , Stephen Bladd, Danny Klein.
Muze PNote Audio Remasterers: Adam Ayan; Robert Vosgien.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Bill Flanagan.
Muze PNote Recording information: Boston Garden, Boston, MA (04/1972-09/1982); Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI (04/1972-09/1982); Pine Knob Music Theater, Detroit, MI (04/1972-09/1982); The Cinderella Ballroom, Detroit, MI (04/1972-09/1982).
Muze PNote Illustrator: Louis Brooks.
Muze PNote Photographers: Janet Macoska; David Gahr; Neil Zlozower.
Muze PNote 2006's Best of the J. Geils Band is the first single-disc collection to feature songs from the group's tenures at Atlantic and EMI. It would be nice to say it is a definitive look at their career, but perhaps due to the record being released by Capitol (a member of the EMI family), the record is tipped in favor of the group's more commercial, pop-oriented songs of the '80s. In fact five songs come from 1981's smash Freeze Frame, three from 1980's Love Stinks, and two from 1982's live disc Showtime! Add it up and three years account for more than half of the songs here. That may be fine for the casual fan, but anyone who wants a booster shot of the raucous, house party-starting J. Geils Band will be left unsatisfied. There are a handful of classic rockers from the mid-'70s; notably "Whammer Jammer" and "Looking for a Love" from 1972's Live -- Full House and "Must Have Got Lost" and "(Ain't Nothing But A) Houseparty" from 1976's Blow Your Face Out but add the laid-back reggae tune "Give It to Me from 1973's Bloodshot and that's it for the Atlantic years, a move that omits too many great songs to mention here. Surely relatively weak songs like the pseudo-rockabilly rave-up "Piss on the Wall" or the bland ballad "Teresa" could have sacrificed to make room for some more prime J. Geils Band. Granted more people remember the later hits like "Centerfold," "Freeze-Frame," "Just Can't Wait" or "Love Stinks," and you can't deny that they had a run of great pop songs at EMI. Still, a fifty/fifty split on this best of would have done the band more justice. It also would have helped the compilation live up to the "Best" in the title. As it is, the disc is suitable only for the most casual of J. Geils Band fans. Anyone who wants to get the real picture of one of the most exciting, wall-shaking bands of the '70s (with a fair chunk of their later work included) needs to investigate Rhino's two-CD set Houseparty: Anthology instead. ~ Tim Sendra

Producer: Seth Justman; Bill Szymcyzk; Geoffrey Haslam; J. Geils Band; Joe Wissert; Allan Blazek; Bill Szymcyzk; Kevin Flaherty (Compilation)

Artist Overview

Boston's J. Geils Band appeared at the dawn of the '70s as a high-energy blues/R&B band offering an alternative to the singer/songwriters, soft pop, and prog-rock then in ascendance. Powered by Peter Wolf's Mick Jagger-like showmanship and Magic Dick's blues harmonica wail, they chugged along powerfully for years, but didn't acheive star status till they incorporated synthesizers and pop at the turn of the decade, only to break up soon after.

Compilation Appearances

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/03/2006
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2006
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 3362602
Music Label Name Label : EMI Music Distribution
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00094633626027

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Geils,J.
Product attributeLabel:   Capitol Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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