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Genres: Pop, Rock
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The biggest hits and best album tracks from an unforgettable staple of '70s AM radio!


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All Artists: Lobo
Title: Best of
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Curb Special Markets
Release Date: 11/19/1996
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Soft Rock, Oldies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 715187787728, 075678951343


Album Description
The biggest hits and best album tracks from an unforgettable staple of '70s AM radio!

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Two classics plus other interesting songs
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 05/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There are two very different Best of Lobo compilations and this review, like all the others, is listed with both of them. There are only a few tracks on both, although they are the most important tracks. The budget-priced Curb compilation includes tracks from different record labels, while the Rhino compilation, which actually contains a greater number of songs, focus exclusively on his best period from 1971 to 1975.His three American top ten hits were Me and you and a dog named Boo (a novelty song, but brilliantly done), I'd love you to want me (a song he offered to the Hollies before deciding to release his own version after they wanted to change it and take half the songwriting royalties) and Don't expect me to be your friend. The first two of these were also huge hits in Britain. He had several other lesser American hits, but no more UK hits.Lobo's style could variously be described as soft rock or folk-pop. Actually it was a mix of all these elements. If you like Bread, but you'd like something a bit more folksy, Lobo may be just what you're looking for.As to which Best of Lobo to buy, well, you could buy both if you're really keen as there's not much overlap. If you only want the three famous songs, you may as well buy the Curb collection as it's cheaper. If, like me, you like to explore beyond the hits, the Rhino compilation is worth the extra cost."
Rhino version is nice, but incomplete - Curb version has re-
A Fan | VA | 07/07/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"There are two different CD's with the same title "The Best of Lobo", one released by Rhino and the other released by Curb. For some reason the reviews for one CD show-up on both listings.

The Rhino release is the best Lobo compilation available. It includes nearly all of his hits and some of his better album cuts. It is however missing two of his last hits from 1979's Lobo album, "Where Were You When I Was Falling In Love" which reached 23 on the Billboard singles chart and went all the way to number 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart, and it's follow-up "Holdin On For Dear Love" which charted in 1980. Other than those oversights, this is a good summary of Lobo's career. Nothing groundbreaking here, just some fun folk-pop songs and some melancholy ones that probably would have been bigger hits had Lobo been a country star. A pretty good collection - 4 stars.

The Curb CD contains the latter two hits along with re-recordings of his earlier hits, which are not as good as the originals. Only 2 stars for the Curb CD. The only reason to purchase the Curb CD is if you want the 1979 songs. Otherwise, stick with the Rhino release!"
If you grew up in the early 70's, this is a MUST HAVE cd!!
A Fan | 09/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Lobo was one of my favorite singers. Although he didn't last as long as some of the other greats of the 70's, his songs have stayed in my heart since those days. I haven't ever been able to find any of his recordings until now, and it's such a treat to be able to hear them again. I also have the "Best of Lobo" on the "Curb" label, but it was a little disappointing because of the decidedly disco flavor he adds to the album. When you buy a "best of" cd, you want the REAL stuff! Boy, does this take me back."