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Greatest Hits (2004)

Artist: Mr. Big
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Format: CD
Sku: 61004852
UPC: 081227398729
UPC 14: 00081227398729
Release Date: 5/25/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Addicted To That Rush ~ Mr. Big (US)
2. Big Love ~ Mr. Big (US)
3. Take A Walk ~ Mr. Big (US)
4. Strike Like Lightning ~ Mr. Big (US)
5. Green-Tinted Sixties Mind ~ Mr. Big (US)
6. Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy (The Electric Drill Song) ~ Mr. Big (US)
7. Alive And Kickin' ~ Mr. Big (US)
8. Just Take My Heart ~ Mr. Big (US)
9. To Be With You ~ Mr. Big (US)
10. Wild World ~ Mr. Big (US)
11. Colorado Bulldog ~ Mr. Big (US)
12. Price You Gotta Pay ~ Mr. Big (US)
13. Take Cover ~ Mr. Big (US)
14. Dancin' With My Devils ~ Mr. Big (US)
15. Superfantastic ~ Mr. Big (US)
16. Shine ~ Mr. Big (US)
17. Suffocation ~ Mr. Big (US)

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Mr. Big: Eric Martin (vocals); Billy Sheehan (bass guitar, background vocals); Pat Torpey, Paul Gilbert, Richie Kotzen (background vocals).
Muze PNote Personnel: Paul Gilbert, Richie Kotzen (vocals, guitar); Pat Torpey (vocals, drums); Billy Sheehan (vocals); Little John Chrisley (harmonica); Richie Zito (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Kevin Elson; Pat Regan; Tom Size; Phil Kaffel.
Muze PNote Audio Remasterer: Michael Hateley.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Bryan Reesman.
Muze PNote Recording information: Cherokee Studios, Hollywood, CA; Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA; Oasis Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Rumbo Recorders, Canoga Park, CA; Sound Image Studios, Los Angeles, CA; The Head Room, Los Angeles, CA.
Muze PNote Photographers: Jeffrey Mayer; Hugh Brown ; Glen LaFerman; Neil Zlozower.
Muze PNote Since Mr. Big had their big hit with the campfire singalong "To Be With You," it's easy for the average listener to assume that Mr. Big is one of the poppiest of the pop-metal bands, when precisely the opposite is the case. Mr. Big was formed by two virtuosos, shred kings Paul Gilbert (formerly the guitarist for Racer X) and Billy Sheehan, who came to prominence as the bassist for David Lee Roth's solo band, and the band was designed as a way for both to flash their chops. At least at first, songs were a secondary consideration, a vehicle for the two to play. Tunes were gradually introduced to the band, taking hold on their second album, but remnants of the instrumentalists-first mentality persisted, even after Gilbert flew the coop at the end of the '90s, since he was replaced with fellow guitar virtuoso Richie Kotzen, who briefly filled C.C. Deville's shoes in Poison. Both eras are accurately represented on Rhino's 2004 collection Greatest Hits, which contains all the hits, all the songs that were transcribed in guitar magazines, and a few rarities to boot. Those expecting a bunch of "To Be With You"s or even pop-metal in the vein of Poison will find this a bit disappointing, since this isn't very hooky and on the harder side of pop-metal, giving Gilbert and Sheehan room to roam. But fans of those two, as well as Kotzen, will find Greatest Hits a satisfying distillation of Mr. Big's erratic albums, containing everything of note they recorded. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Producer: Kevin Elson; Giorgio Moroder; Pat Regan; Larry Lee; Richie Zito; Kevin Elson; Giorgio Moroder; Pat Regan; Emily Cagan (Compilation); Karen Ahmed (Compilation)

Engineer: Kevin Elson; Pat Regan; Tom Size; Richie Kotzen; Phil Kaffel; Richie Zito; Wally Buck; Patrick Shevelin; Brian Reeves; Tom Size; Richie Kotzen

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/25/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 73987
Music Label Name Label : Rhino (Label)
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 : 00081227398729

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