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Rare Earth - Greatest Hits & Rare Classics
Rare Earth
Rare Earth - Greatest Hits & Rare Classics
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock
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All Artists: Rare Earth
Title: Rare Earth - Greatest Hits & Rare Classics
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Motown
Release Date: 2/26/1991
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Motown, Soul, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Rare Earth Greatest Hits And Rare Classics, Greatest hits and rare classics
UPCs: 037463548244, 737463548229, 737463548243

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For the casual fan, it's not bad!
Reginald D. Garrard | Camilla, GA USA | 06/29/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"However, with only the single versions of the group's hits, the album falls short.A better purchase is "The Millennium Collection: The Best of Rare Earth". That one has the full-length renditions, including the 20-minute plus "Get Ready", a funk fan's treasure."
Rare Earth All But One (4 1/2 Stars)
Clyde Bouley | Berwick, PA United States | 03/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This covers Rare Earth very good all the Top Pop 90 Charters are on this. To make the Top Pop 100 this would need 'What'd I Say'. Well worth it if you can get your hands on it. Sound is Excellent. One Other drawback these are the single issues. If you had this and The Best of Rare Earth The Millennium Collection this would be all you would need for Rare Earth."
Jukebox Dave | RECORD TOWN, USA | 12/20/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"RARE EARTH-GREATEST HITS AND RARE CLASSICS: Rare Earth was something of an oddity at Motown: an all white, self contained rock act that played with unadulterated soul. Starting with a gritty revamping of the Temptations' Smokey Robinson-sired classic GET READY and following up with a similarly reworked (I KNOW) I'M LOSING YOU (another Tempts hit), they were powered by the mighty vocal explosions of sticksman Peter Riviera and Gil Bridges' tasty woodwind accents. Worthy follow-ups included life-affirming anthem I JUST WANT TO CELEBRATE, HEY BIG BROTHER's hypnotic pulse, and the against type (and Bee Gees assisted) disco charter WARM RIDE, but even the non hits ("Rare Classics") deserve a spin. BIG JOHN IS MY NAME is a funky, chunky slab of fuzz tone/wah wah-injected psychedelia, while HUM ALONG AND DANCE invites you to do just that. At twenty cuts, GREATEST HITS is perhaps too much of a groovy thing for the uninitiated, but better too much Rare Earth than too little, I always say. RATING: FOUR BIG BEATS"