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Greatest Hits [Best of]

Foo Fighters Audio CD
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1. All My Life
2. Best Of You
3. Everlong
4. The Pretender
5. My Hero
6. Learn To Fly
7. Times Like These
8. Monkeywrench
9. Big Me
10. Breakout
11. Long Road To Ruin
12. This is a Call
13. Skin and Bones
14. Wheels
15. Word Forward
16. Everlong (acoustic)

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2009 collection from Dave Grohl and the Foos including two brand new tracks, 'Wheels' and 'Word Forward', both recorded with producer Butch Vig (who also produced Grohl's former band, Nirvana!). This excellent collection features some of the finest melodic Rock released in the last 15 years including 'The Pretender', 'All My Life', 'Learn To Fly', 'Best of You', 'Times Like These', 'My Hero', 'Everlong', and many more.

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2009 collection from Dave Grohl and the Foos including two brand new tracks, 'Wheels' and 'Word Forward', both recorded with producer Butch Vig (who also produced Grohl's former band, Nirvana!). This excellent collection features some of the finest melodic Rock released in the last 15 years including 'The Pretender', 'All My Life', 'Learn To Fly', 'Best of You', 'Times Like These', 'My Hero', 'Everlong', and many more.

DVD Track Listing: 1.I'll Stick Around 2.Big Me 3.Monkey Wrench 4.Everlong 5.My Hero 6.Walking After You 7.Learn To Fly 8.Next Year 9.All My Life 10.Times Like These 11.Low 12.Best Of You 13.DOA 14.Resolve 15.The Pretender 16.Long Road To Ruin 17.Wheels 18.Everlong (live from Everywhere But Home) 19.Breakout (live from Hyde Park) 20.Skin And Bones (live from Skin And Bones) 21.All My Life (live from Wembley)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Stella Carrier TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Like many of the reviewers here, I too was fortunate to first be exposed to the Foo Fighters music back in the 90's when they made their debut. This cd has an excellent selection of their hits from the 90s time period leading all the way up to the millenium years such as the smash hit "All My Life" from 2002. All 16 songs were actually great quality hits. In my humble opinion, the band really thought of their fans when they selected the songs to go on this compilation. My personal favorite songs out of this compilation were "All My Life", "Everlong", "Learning to Fly", "Big Me", "This is a Call", "My Hero", and "The Pretender". My overall favorite song is definitely "Learning to Fly" because it is a song about having the determination for learning to soar above any obstacles towards your dreams regardless of external circumstances. Many who enjoy rock music from the 1990's and the 2000's are going to enjoy this greatest hits compilation by the Foo Fighters.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Get the version with the DVD Nov. 24 2009
By LeBrain HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
It's been a great November for Dave Grohl fans, with this release of their Greatest Hits CD, a slew of Nirvana, and Them Crooked Vultures. Since buying this CD, I've read that Grohl is not happy with it and didn't have much creative control. I would recommend that you purchase the version that comes with the bonus DVD, because it includes almost all of the Foo's wonderful witty and goofy music videos as well as live cuts.

As far as the CD goes, I actually don't have too many beefs with the track listing itself. Granted, Foo singles and Foo album tracks are often two different beasts and equally good. As Dave points out in the liner notes (great liner notes by the way) maybe "Aurora" should have been included in a tracklist of the "best" Foo songs. More songs from the first album should have been here. I'm sure you could pick out a dozen more. All the tracks here are singles or new songs. By and large though, no big deal, as long as you dig deeper into the Foo catalogue after hearing this CD.

What about those two new songs?

"Wheels" has a neat opening riff that sounds like country music with feedback! I like this song alot. Honestly, I think this is a country song in disguise. Imagine Dwight Yoakam doing it. See what I mean? As far as Foo songs go, maybe this would fit right in with There Is Nothing Left To Lose material. Great chorus, there's even a little twang in the chorus. It has an epic quality. Cool crashing chords in the chorus, too.

"Word Forward" starts acoustic, punctuated with some electric guitar. Not quite as strong as "Wheels", the melody is a bit more awkward. This sounds more like B-side material to me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it just for the DVD Nov. 22 2009
By LeBrain HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
It's been a great November for Dave Grohl fans, with this release of their Greatest Hits CD, and Them Crooked Vultures. Since buying this CD, I've read that Grohl is not happy with it and didn't have much creative control. While that may be true, the DVD alone is worth whatever you pay for this deluxe edition. Read on!

When I first got my first DVD player ten years ago, I said to my music buddies, "What Foo Fighters need to do is release a DVD of all their music videos." Back then, when music channels actually played music, the Foos videos were some of the coolest, rockiest, and funniest videos around. "Big Me", "Everlong", "Monkeywrench", all are classic videos. Now, The Foos have released all those great videos, but not as a stand-alone package. You can get 'em for free in this deluxe set. That makes up for any qualms Foo fans may have with the track selection on this CD. You can't beat the DVD, although some videos are missing ("Breakout"). There are also some great live clips from various shows and a whole slew of videos I have never seen before. (Maybe if music channels would get back to playing music...ahh, but that is another story.)

I actually don't have too many beefs with the track listing here. Granted, Foo singles and Foo album tracks are often two different beasts and equally good. As Dave points out in the liner notes (great liner notes by the way) maybe "Aurora" should have been included in a tracklist of the "best" Foo songs. More songs from the first album should have been here. I'm sure you could pick out a dozen more. All the tracks here are singles or new songs. By and large though, no big deal, as long as you dig deeper into the Foo catalogue after hearing this CD.

What about those two new songs?
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4.0 out of 5 stars A fine Foo retrospective, but is missing a few key tracks Nov. 3 2009
By Greg - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
If you ask me, the Foo Fighters are long overdue for a hits album, in fact they should've put one out at least 3 years ago. They've been one of the most significant and consistant rock artists over the last 14 years. If you're a casual Foo Fighters fan, the odds are that this CD has most if not all the songs you're looking for. But to those who have payed closer attention to the band over the years will notice that some significant songs are missing, which is pretty much the case with any "greatest hits" album. In the liner notes, frontman Dave Grohl writes, "These 16 songs are what we're calling our 'Greatest Hits,' not to be confused with 'Our Best Songs' or 'Our Favorite Songs,' it is a collection of the songs that have defined our band's identity to most people over the years." I think that's a pretty acurate statement, but even still, I would've fought for a few more songs to make this compilation. For example, where is "I'll Stick Around"? It was one of the band's first major hits, and it's even included on the DVD for the deluxe version of this package. "Stacked Actors" and "Next Year" also could've been included, they weren't huge hits but they were released as singles and the former has become a staple at their live shows. Also, "D.O.A." and "Let It Die" are nowhere to be found, and these songs got tons of radio play. There's also a long list of less popular singles, but I didn't really expect them to make it on here. There's only so much room on a CD, but I think we could've cut out "Skin and Bones" since it wasn't really a hit, probably just a favorite of Grohl's. The acoustic version of "Everlong" wasn't entirely necessary, although it is cool to have since I'm a collector and I'm sure a lot of the female fans will dig it. Then there's 2 new songs; "Wheels" is a pretty strong track and it makes a great close to this chapter in the band's career, but "Word Forward" is kind of a throwaway song and was probably just left over from a previous album session.

But I'm not here to complain, we still get 12 other classic songs from one of this decade's best rock bands! "Everlong", "My Hero", "Monkey Wrench", "Learn To Fly", "All My Life", "Times Like These", "Best of You", "The Pretender", "Long Road To Ruin", "Breakout"...It was also nice to see the first album represented with "This Is A Call" and "Big Me" since it seems to be overlooked in recent years. All the songs seem to have been remastered, they sound as loud and rich as ever!

If you're a real Foo fan, I highly recommend the deluxe edition that comes with the DVD. For just a few dollars more you can have the band's music video collection. Who could forget hilarious videos like "Big Me" and "Learn To Fly" or the cool visuals in "Times Like These" and "Everlong"? I'm pretty sure every one of their music videos is here with the exception of "Breakout" and "The One." These were probably left off because they aren't owned by the label due to their use of images from the films Orange County and Me, Myself & Irene. But to make up for it they give you 4 live performances! This package will make an excellent Christmas gift this season for any longtime Foo Fighters fans or just about anyone who digs mainstream rock.
19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of or Greatest Hits - the Foo Fighters at their very best Nov. 3 2009
By Kenny A - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Many think a Greatest Hits release is just the record company cashing in on music that fans already own or that the Greatest Hits omits what they consider to be the best tracks and for some the Foo Fighters Greatest Hits may be looked on in this way. You will never please everyone!

For me, if most of the tracks are ones I would include in a playlist taken from the band's many albums, then the Greatest Hits is probably just that and with this release that is certainly the case.

The good thing about the Foo Fighters music is that whether released as a single or not their "Hits" ar really the best of their album tracks, some happen to have achieved commercial succcess, other great songs getting no air play at all but all are great examples of the band's music.

From hit tracks like the 'Pretender from Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace through to This is a Call and Big Me from their debut release, Foo Fightes, this is the band at their best, a great representation of the Foo Fighter's first 15 years and a great cd for those that want a first taste of the band, are casual fans or already have the music but want a listen to the best without changing from CD to CD.

To top it off, and selling in Australia at the same price as a normal new release CD, comes a second DVD disc containing all the Greatest Hits Videos so you can listen while watching your heros and enjoying the warped humour that has become a trademark of the bands releases over the years.

Great value and highly recommended!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nearly 50 and made a HUGE discovery! Dec 24 2011
By Gterrier3 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Thanks to Amazon's snippets of albums, I listened to this album and decided I would buy it. The first time I heard it I was completely impressed. I thought to myself, "how could I have missed this one?" This is music that I never knew existed because I just thought the name "Foo Fighters" sounded like it was out of my generation. Boy, what a mistake! Every song on this I think is some of the best music of any generation. I started listening to their stuff in March and now it's December and my 5th album just came in. "Stacked Actors" and "M.I.A" are excellent, but unfortunately didn't make it on to this one. Dave's music reminds me a little of the classic stuff with a heavier mixture of fresh and new. The man is a musical genius, no doubt. Playing drums seems to have been an important experience because I could swear that he's taken the drum and molded it into a guitar, a masterful one, at that. I recently told my son in law about my discovery and the first thing I said was, "Dave Grohl is a guitar God!" "I have re rated all I ever knew about musicians and I put "The Beatles at #1 (I don't see how anyone could ever touch them), Led Zeppelin at #2 and Dave Grohl at #3". "He's that good"!
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Skin and Bones Nov. 6 2009
By M. Christensen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Even though many people say Skin and Bones should not be on this album, I think it serves its purpose. I've seen the Foo's 4 times now and the last time I saw them they absolutely ROCKED that song. It was probably one of the best performances they did that night. Hands down, great song. Obviously there were going to be songs that were missed because they have way too many great songs for one cd unless they made it a double.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Satisfying Sampling of the Foo Fighters Greatest Hits Jan. 14 2011
By Stella Carrier - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Like many of the reviewers here, I too was fortunate to first be exposed to the Foo Fighters music back in the 90's when they made their debut. This cd has an excellent selection of their hits from the 90s time period leading all the way up to the millenium years such as the smash hit "All My Life" from 2002. All 16 songs were actually great quality hits. In my humble opinion, the band really thought of their fans when they selected the songs to go on this compilation. My personal favorite songs out of this compilation were "All My Life", "Everlong", "Learning to Fly", "Big Me", "This is a Call", "My Hero", and "The Pretender". My overall favorite song is definitely "Learning to Fly" because it is a song about having the determination for learning to soar above any obstacles towards your dreams regardless of external circumstances. Many who enjoy rock music from the 1990's and the 2000's are going to enjoy this greatest hits compilation by the Foo Fighters.
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