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All American Country
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
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Eddie Rabbitt was Top-notch but Under-rated
Ogma | Canada | 09/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I admit that I really really really like this artist. I am not much of a country music fan, but Eddie Rabbitt seems to have a certain pizzazz. Apparently, the biggest problem with searching for the definitive Eddie Rabbitt Greatest Hits album is that there isn't one - he hopped around between three record companies and each promotes his music in isolation.This is one of the greatest of his Greatest Hits collections. I bought this specifically for "We Must Be Doin' Something Right". I first heard this song when I saw him play this song on live TV. He had one other guitarist and the two guitars formed the entire instrumental accompaniment. The song was smoking hot. I'm not sure if this song is well known, as it doesn't seem to be on many compilations, but it's one of my favourite songs overall (from any artist).Although I enjoy all the songs on this album, I'm especially fond of Wanderer, Repetitive Regret and Gotta Have You.Add All American Country (Eddie Rabbitt), which gives you the great songs On Second Thought, I Love a Rainy Night and Two Dollars in the Jukebox, and you'll have a pretty strong collection of Eddie Rabbitt.Unfortunately, Eddie died early in life (age 55 if I remember correctly). An emminently gifted artist, he preferred a quiet private life to the glamour life that makes people superstars. I like his rockabilly and country music blend, and hope you do too."
The RCA years
S. R. Henderson | Kalispell, MT USA | 04/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Eddie released 2 albums and 8 singles for RCA in the years 1985-89. This contains all of the singles but one, the #1 duet with Juice Newton "Both to Each Other (Friends and Lovers)." They put that on Juice's volume of "All American Country." (Which itself is a good collection of her RCA material). Aside from that, it appears on his CDs "Rabbitt Trax" and the 1989 compilation "Great Hits of Eddie Rabbitt," both out of print but not too difficult to find.
In addition to the remaining 7 singles, this CD has two album tracks, "Letter from Home" and "Workin' Out." It also includes one rarity--"One, Two Three You Really Got a Hold on Me (The Wrestling Song)." This track only appeared as the flip side to his single "A World without Love"--it didn't appear on any album or compilation before this.
The singles are of great quality, all but one of them being top 10 or #1 hits.
I Wanna Dance with You--#1
We Must Be Doin' Something Right--#7
A World Without Love--#10
That's Why I Fell in Love with You--#66
Gotta Have You--#9
my personal favorites here are "We Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right," "Gotta Have You," "The Wanderer" and "Repetitive Regret."
This CD is a bargain at it's price for all the hits included, plus the rarity. No liner notes unfortunately, but as of this writing the only in-print collection concentrating on his RCA hits. Great music and all original recordings.