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A good compilation when it was made
on March 29, 2004
Loggins and Messina were one of the greatest pop duos of the early-mid seventies. These two guys knew how to rock and roll, so it's no surprise that the guys released a hits compilation before disbanding. This one, simply entitled Greatest Hits, came first. Read on for my review of it.
-If you're a casual fan of the band, or you're just seeking an introduction to their music, this is a good place to start. Big hits like Your Mana Don't Dance, Danny's Song, and Thinking of You are all here for your listening pleasure.
-In addition to the hits, there are many underrated tunes present on this compilation. Like with any band, there is way more to these guys than just their hits.
-It's an affordable, single-disc compilation.
-Many stores carry this compilation, so you shouldn't have too difficult a time tracking down a copy.
-ANGRY EYES HAS BEEN EDITED! The original version of the song was twice as long and featured a lengthy instrumental portion, bu some idiot at the record company was obviously more concerned with ripping people off.
-The compilation doesn't fill the compact disc to the maximum eighty minute limit. There are only ten tracks, and they could easily have fit another ten tracks on here.
-Record companies have this really bad habit of porting a band's old hits compilation to CD with no changes or bonus tracks whatsoever. When they transferred this compilation to CD, they should have added a hell of a lot of bonus tracks to make it worth buying - but no. They left it as it was, which was a very stupid move in my book.
-The songs aren't in original release order. Why do hits compilations due this to the consumers?
Overall, I feel that Loggins and Messina were a great pop-rock duo, but this compilation just doesn't do them justice. The record company should release a set that has all of their albums together - THAT would be much better than a flawed retrospective such as this one. The guys didn't release a whole lot of albums, so whether you're a casual fan or die-hard, I recommend buying all of their albums.