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James Gang - Greatest Hits
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: JAMES GANG Title: GREATEST HITS Street Release Date: 05/02/2000
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Media Type: CD
Artist: JAMES GANG
Title: GREATEST HITS
Street Release Date: 05/02/2000
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Jesse V. from HILLSIDE, IL
Reviewed on 8/18/2018...
Really enjoy this CD with Joe Walsh in his early years jamming away!!
Carol W. (LunarToonz) from PENNSAUKEN, NJ
Reviewed on 8/11/2009...
Greatest Hits of the Joe Walsh Years Only
J. E FELL | Carterville, Illinois United States | 10/28/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The James Gang were a power trio formed in Cleveland in the late sixties. Before the band garnered a record contract their original guitarist was replaced by Joe Walsh. This newly remastered compilation summarizes Joe Walsh's period with the band from 1969-71. Walsh's guitar playing and songwriting was inventive enough to lead to an eventual solo career as well as work with the Eagles. This compilation contains a few a rarities. The "Bolero" improvisation during the song "Bomber" was reinstated. The set also includes two tracks "Laguna Salada" and "Country Fever" from the rare "Zachariah" movie soundtrack. The latter cut was form a brief period in the band's history when Kenny Weiss replaced Joe Walsh as lead vocalist in the band. The music is mixture of hard rock and quieter numbers which feature Walsh on keyboards and acoustic guitar. The other band members Jim Fox on drums and first Tom Kriss and then Dale Peters struggle to keep up with Walsh's inventiveness at times. This set includes the 2 best known James Gang songs "Walk Away" and "Funk #49". Other notable cuts are live covers of Jerry Ragavoy's "Stop" and Albert King's "You're Gonna Need Me" with Walsh emptying his bag o' tricks. The string driven "Ashes The Rain And I" is my favorite of the quieter numbers. The disk length is only about seventy minutes. A couple of songs I miss from this period are the smokin' workout of the Yardbirds' "Lost Woman" and "Fred" from "Yer Album" and "Yadig" from the "Thirds" lp. I also miss the studio version of "Stop". I was also disappointed that a second disk of material from the bands seven lps after Joe Walsh left the band was not included. I was especially looking forward to the material from the period when guitarist Tommy Bolin of Zephyr and later Deep Purple was in the band. However this anthology is the best sounding compilation and considering the rare tracks the best summation of Joe Walsh's tenure with the band."
Forget The Eagles For A Minute...This is 1969-1971
Original Mixed Up-Kid | New York United States | 10/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The James Gang were midwest rockers and this collection is a great play and way to them featuring their famous singles and solid selection of material from their early albums with wonderful historical track and song notes from their producer (who also played a large hand with that great other USA band,J.Geils Band. Funny how Geils were blues and funky while the James Gang were rockers and more folkie,anyway..)
This is THE Joe Walsh period Collection.
Spent a few hours with this CD yesterday and it does not dissapoint and plays very well straight through basically gathering great songs from the Yer Album,James Gang Rides Again`Thirds,and their Live Album..there are also a couple of tracks from the soundtrack they scored.
Their clever lyrics,hard rocking guitar sound,experimental studio soundscapes of the time, were still always a form of melodic rock with that raspy voiced Walsh certainly unmistakable in their uniqueness.They should be taken seriously like the groups The Band,Love,Steppenwolf as musicians that stood out from the crowd.
Their 1960's posturing always came off sincere because they were a bunch of great players for their brief stay in their original lineup..You may find yourself checking out all their earlier faithfully restored re-releases mentioned above with great sound and notes as well.All this coming in just a couple of short years.."