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|Pure Prairie League, Vince Gill|
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
The Pure Prairie League never repeated the phenomenal success of their love song, "Amie," but that never stopped legions of the adoring from religiously following the band. The Best of the Pure Prairie League is a good int... more »
The Pure Prairie League never repeated the phenomenal success of their love song, "Amie," but that never stopped legions of the adoring from religiously following the band. The Best of the Pure Prairie League is a good introduction to latecomers, as well as a sort of "pocket guide" for the faithful--an easy way to carry around the songs that are favorites without being weighed down by a bunch of jewel boxes. While others in their era were putting the emphasis on "rock" in the tag "Southern rock," Pure Prairie League chose to keep it as a driving element, but also mixed in a fair amount of bluegrass, country, and Southern boogie. "Two Lane Highway" and "I'll Be Damned" were always live faves and lose none of their appeal here. The tenderness that was stitched into "Amie" is worn on the band's collective sleeves in "Still Right Here in My Heart." --Steve Gdula
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(3 out of 5 stars)
"Pure Prairie League transcends three periods; with Craig Fuller, without Craig Fuller, and with Vince Gill. With that said, this collection was produced too soon - their first and forth albums weren't even re-released on CD at the time - and is way too heavily based on the later, declining years of the band, after change had altered their musical direction. There are only four songs representing the band's first four albums, which are generally considered far superior. Even though the music is still good, it can't be called an anthology because it isn't comprehensive enough and the "Best Of...." entitlement just doesn't fit. The groups "Best" songs appeared on the exquisite un-represented first album "Pure Prairie League" and its comparatively appealing second effort "Bustin' Out". The hit "Amie" - track 1 - and "Fallin' In And Out Of Love" - track 2 - do appear in this collection, from "Bustin' Out",! but the latter tune, originally the prelude to "Amie", is mis-appropriately placed here. The redeeming value from the remaining 9 songs may be of historical significance since the lead vocal is predominantly Vince Gill. This set probably includes all you need from the latest recordings but do acquire the first four albums; "Pure Prairie League/If The Shoe Fits" (on one CD), "Bustin' Out", and "Two Lane Highway"."
Are You Serious???
Colorado | Anderson Twp | 11/14/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I can't believe they had the nerve to release this cd. As a previous reviewer stated I doubt any of the PPL members had anything to do with this release. Do you realize out of their 1st 7 studio albums they only put 4 songs on this cd? And the most idiotic thing I have seen in a long time is putting `Amie' before `Falling In and Out of Love'. And again as a previous reviewer stated how can you leave `I'll Change Your Flat Tire Merle' off of this cd. I got this as a gift and opened it before looking at the songs so I can't take it back to the store. I will however send it back to Mercury Records and demand a refund for the one that bought it. It appears that the record companies as usual care only for themselves and the almighty dollar. Good grief what a waste. I would recommend just trying to buy their studio cds used. Their sound was so much different before Vince got there. No disrespect to him. They were so much more of a true country/rock group on their 1st 6 studio albums. Get those first."
The Best of Pure Prairie League
A. Hall | USA | 09/29/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I found it intersting the difference between the cuts without and with Vince Gill on lead."