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Anthology (1968-1990)
Dave Edmunds
Anthology (1968-1990)
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (21) - Disc #2


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All Artists: Dave Edmunds
Title: Anthology (1968-1990)
Members Wishing: 11
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Original Release Date: 4/20/1993
Release Date: 4/20/1993
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Europe, British Isles, Oldies & Retro, Roots Rock
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 081227119126, 081227119140

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CD Reviews

Three Chords and a Cloud of Dust
Steve Vrana | Aurora, NE | 01/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There's nothing complicated about Welsh roots-rocker Dave Edmunds. Beginning with his days with Love Sculpture through Rockpile (with Nick Lowe) and as a solo artist, he's been churning out passionate music which is a product of his fifties influences without sounding like a mere rehash of the country, blues and rock 'n' roll music he so obviously loves.Though not a gifted songwriter (he co-wrote only 8 of the 41 tracks on this collection--most with Lowe), overall he shows impeccable taste in song selection: Elvis Costello's "Girls Talk," John Fogerty's "Almost Saturday Night," Chuck Berry's "The Promised Land," and Bruce Springsteen's "From Small Things, Big Things Come" (a song her wrote for Edmunds)--all of which should have been big hits.In a perfect world, Edmunds would be known for more than just his lone Top 40 U.S. hit, "I Hear You Knocking," a Smiley Lewis tune he took to No. 4 in 1970. This double-disc set is loaded with should-have-been hits: "I Knew the Bride," which reached the U.K. cart at No. 26, but wouldn't chart in the U.S. until Lowe released his own version of the song; "Queen of Hearts," which went to only #56 (while a note-perfect cover by Juice Newton went to No. 2 two years later!); "Crawling from the Wreckage," or any of a dozen others. For some reason, chart success eluded Edmunds, but that's not to say there isn't plenty for new and longtime fans alike to enjoy. Of special interest are the non-LP single "As Lovers Do" from 1979, the duet with Carlene Carter "Baby Ride Easy" from her album Musical Shapes, and a stunning Everly Brothers cover, "Crying in the Rain" with Lowe. [You'll have to buy Rockpile's Seconds of Pleasure to get the other three.]Even on the handful of tracks from Information and Riff Raff, where Jeff Lynne was brought on board to update Edmund's sound in the 80s, he couldn't bury Edmund's rock 'n' roll heart.All in all this is a great place to get familiar with one of the rock world's best-kept secrets. HIGHLY Recommended"
Rock N Roll !!!!!
Chris Foreman | Carp Capitol of the Central U.S. | 06/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Dave Edmunds Anthology is an outstanding collection, if you are a Edmunds fan you will have heard (or already own) most of this material, but if like me, I purchased this to "retire" my old and worn Dave Edmunds vinyl collection....Great stuff for any fan of Rock n Roll/Roots rock.....GET IT !!!!!"
A very comprehensive anthology
Yeoh Oon Oon | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 11/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a really good anthology of Dave Edmunds, as to be expected from Rhino. It contains all his best work: from his breakthrough cover versions of Smiley Lewis's "I Hear You Knockin'" and Chuck Berry's "Promised Land" to his later - but equally fantastic - work like "High School Nights" and "Closer To The Flame." Also contains a few countryish gems including the catchy "Baby Ride Easy," a duet with Carlene Carter.If you like old-style rock 'n' roll or just plain ol' good music, get this CD!"