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Best Of Original recording remastered, Best of


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  • Audio CD (April 4 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Best of
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B000EHQ800
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,870 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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

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The J. Geils Band were one of the most popular rock & roll bands in America during the '70s. They had no trouble packing out arenas as they churned out their unusual mix of greasy covers of obscure R&B, doo wop, and soul tunes. The band had a distinctive style, catchy R&B-based rock tunes like "Give It To Me" and "Musta Of Got Lost". The early 80's saw the release of the bands biggest hit that entered the UK chart at number 3 "Centerfold". Soon after the release of "Centerfold" the band spilt up and went their separate ways. Capitol. 2006.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By From the Musician's Pen TOP 50 REVIEWER on July 16 2014
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A good single disc collection of their best work. They were a good live rock and roll band and some of the tracks here are live but are very good versions. The biggest hits have the studio versions (except "I Do" because the hit version was live).

I removed one star because although the remastered sound is good, it's too compressed and so it's somewhat loud and the full dynamics have been squished a bit.

They have at least 2 other single disc hits collections, each with less songs. This CD has the best tracks from both of those, IMO, but the other CD's are both older and so they probably do not have the remastered and compressed sound.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
On The Mark April 5 2006
By Robert Lanxner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Much better track selection and sound than Flashback and more concise than the box set. Finally a Best Of that is not missing key tracks. Good liner notes too. Highly recommended.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Because it includes "Come Back" and "Angel in Blue" Sept. 23 2007
By Jeff Pearlman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Rhino's 2-disc set left off two songs I really enjoyed. Though they weren't the biggest hits of the group's EMI years, "Come Back" (#32, 1980) was a sharp rock/disco hybrid and "Angel in Blue" (#40, 1982) was a nice slow song about a lady "who never had dreams, so they never came true." I didn't say they're classics, just that I liked them.

The down side is that 2 of the band's 3 biggest chart hits on Atlantic (Must of Got Lost and Lookin' For a Love) are presented in live versions. This is a one-disc collection that's pretty full, however (74 mins.). There wasn't enough room to show off the band's live prowess and still include every studio hit. And the live versions of Lookin' For a Love and Must of Got Lost are really good. Recommendation: enjoy the live stuff here and spring for the other "Best of". (The one with the bowling pins.)
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
My Kids Like This CD (I do too!) Aug. 28 2006
By Randy Neal - Published on Amazon.com
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If you are over 35 years old you will remember about 75% of the songs on this compilation. I purchased this CD because my two boys have heard "Centerfold" on the radio and love to sing along. They don't understand the lyrics (not yet anyway,..too early for that conversation) but you have to admit the refrain is infectious. This is a must have CD for "road trips" and/ or decade theme parties (70's and 80's). Not a 5 star from me due to sound quality of live selections.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Not Quite a Full House Sept. 17 2009
By Tim Brough - Published on Amazon.com
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When The J. Geils Band made the leap from Atlantic Records to Capitol/EMI, the hits started coming and the band suddenly became superstars. This best of compiles mainly from those years, and is heavy on the party hits the band had in the 80's. It nicely replaces Flashback and supplements Best of the J. Geils Band from the late 70's.

The good stuff/hits are here. The streak that started with "Love Stinks" and exploded with Freeze Frame are covered. The party classics "Centerfold" and "Flamethrower" are both here, along with many others. The old greasy bar band is represented by "Sanctuary" and "Night Time." But if you're looking for "Must Of Got Lost" or "Give It To Me," you'll have to go back to the Atlantic best of. I am also a bit disappointed that the band's one album minus Peter Wolf, You're Gettin' Even While I'm Gettin' Odd, and its terrific single, "Concealed Weapons," have seemingly been thrown into history's dust-heap.

But at 13 songs with a couple great semi-hits ("Angel In Blue" and "Come Back"), I'm OK with this album. The old-school gritty R'n'B that gave the band their start can still be had for 70's enthusiasts, but this best of still finds Wolf, J.Geils' guitar and magic Dick's harmonica a wicked blast from the past.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Buy this CD June 22 2013
By AceDeuceThree - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I bought the CD...but I heard a friend that they bought the mp3 and did not get all the songs from the CD.
The CD is exactly from the album plus a few extras. This is by far the BEST J.GEILS CD. It has all their hits plus...The live songs are their best, they are what was played on the Radio, not the studio versions in which some reviewers have suggested. You need the live introductions to Whammer Jammer, Looking For a Love and Must of Got Lost. They are what make the songs that much better. BUY THIS CD.


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