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Best of Horslips
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Metal
UK mid-price reissue featuring 29 tracks, compiled, annotated (album by album, track by track) & beautifully packaged by the band. Taken from their eight celebrated studio albums, this set is an ideal introduction to th... more »
UK mid-price reissue featuring 29 tracks, compiled, annotated (album by album, track by track) & beautifully packaged by the band. Taken from their eight celebrated studio albums, this set is an ideal introduction to the 'Celt-rock-prog-folk' of Horselips. Spanning 1972 to 1979, this collection features all their top tracks, including 'Dearg Doom', 'Furniture', 'Mad Pat', 'Everything Will Be Alright', 'Trouble', 'Ghosts' & 'Loneliness'. 2001.
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(4 out of 5 stars)
"There is a problem with this compilation. The tracks taken from their last studio album("Short Stories/Tall Tales")include what is easily the *worst* track(`Summer`s Most Wanted Girl`) from that album, and leave out `The Life You Save`, which is arguably the *best* track on that album, and one of three tracks that rescue "Short Stories/Tall Tales" from complete mediocrity. Very curious choice indeed. Fans of Horslips will know what I mean and no doubt agree with me. However, aside from this glaring error, this double CD is a good introduction to Horslips, although not necessarily all of the tracks are the `best`. Some of Horslips albums are concept albums and the tracks taken from these albums are best heard in the context of the album as a whole. But it`s a good selction of Horslips music for the newcomer."
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have to write for a second time-I don't know WHY.But the stars are same -1 000.This is a MUST for every Freddy's fan/and for a tex-mex fan too/. GREAT!"
J. Talsma | Amsterdam, Netherlands | 07/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"39 songs from the decade timespan The Horslips made such well crafted albums. Although not entirely taken from each album (anyway not from the 2 CD "Live" or the single live album "Belfast Gigs" with rousing rock songs, nor from the acoustically "Drive the Cold Winter Away" or the odds and sods "From the Vaults") this is nevertheless an outstanding collection of beautiful songs which hit the mark. There is so much to enjoy it would take days to write down a comment on each song (which is not necessary, given the booklet with somewhat funny linernotes). You can of course agree or disagree with the choices of the songs of the represented albums but isn't that always the matter with a compilation? If you want "the real stuff" you can buy the original albums but beofre you do that and you are not fully aware of what a band has to offer you can start with a compilation for introduction. Well anyway this is a very good introduction to the works of The Horslips, it gives you a blend of traditional Irish music, played on acoustic instruments combined with solid rock and overdrive guitars. I like each of the men, they play great, each on different instruments, but the guitarplayer deserves my utmost respect, he is amazing of electric and acoustic guitar. What more is there to say, other that they wrote all of these songs by them self? I have never heard in my life a compilation this good and yes, this was reason to buy most of the albums."