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Greatest Hits (Eco)
Huey Lewis
Greatest Hits (Eco)
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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CD Details

All Artists: Huey Lewis
Title: Greatest Hits (Eco)
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Capitol
Release Date: 4/1/2009
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Style: Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 094636299624, 400000015262, 5099923491823, 094636299648, 094636299655

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Their Perfect World
Michael Kerner | Brooklyn, New York U.S.A. | 05/23/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"There are often times where I absolutely wonder why so many acts today like Britney Spears, Usher and Beyonce', seem to be more about the image over the music. It is definitely a sad case. That is why I would rather prefer listening to guilty pleasures of the past, because the music was a bit more organic back in the 80's. One of my favorites of course that still sticks in my head is Huey Lewis & The News. Since their 80's days, they have been gone but definitely not forgotten within their music and the appeal of a great song. They have also had a mostly good greatest hits record a decade ago with Time Flies in 1996, but that collection could've had more to offer. Now another record might take its place as a really better greatest hits record.

Huey Lewis & The News 2006 Greatest Hits record is a bit more than what the previously hits had to offer. The compilation does really showcase what made this 80's group had definitely delivered, great music and good appeal with pop, soul & R&B. The compilation is restored and remastered very well and includes a lot of the groups biggest 80's hits like I Want A New Drug, Heart And Soul, If This Is It, the #1 Back To The Future Track The Power Of Love, the bluesy Workin' For A Livin'. The album also adds on very well by including tracks surprisingly overlooked from the last greatest hits record like the upbeat Hip To Be Square, Jacob's Ladder and Perfect World. The album also delivers Huey's duet with Gwenyth Paltrow on the Smokey Robinson cover of Crusin'. Although the album overlooks a few minor tracks like Bad Is Bad, the collection is purely definitive.

All in all, there have been very few good records out there right now, but Huey Lewis & The News Greatest Hits is a definite buy for die hard fans of this 80's gem, or for anybody who hasn't heard the original heart of rock and roll. I absolutely suggest this record.

Album Cover: A-

Songs: A-

Price: B+

Remastering: A

Overall: B+"
It's hip to be square again...Greatest Hits album shines!
A. G. Corwin | 05/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Just in time for their new summer tour, 80's superstars Huey Lewis and the News are back with a comprehensive 21-track greatest hits album that truly lives up to its name, Greatest Hits, and is a must for any fans of the band.

Greatest Hits is only the fourth release by the band in the last decade. Plan B was an album of new material that predictably faltered in a world of sugary pop and bouncing rap. A greatest hits album entitled Time Flies was released in 1996 and sold well, and a live album entitled Live at 25 was released in 2005 to celebrate the band's 25th anniversary. Fine albums both, but fans complained that favorites were missing and not every song was getting its due. With Huey and the News hip again in pop culture, Huey showing up on tv shows, the music getting shoutouts in movies like American Psycho, and the band being a solidly consistant and fun draw on the summer music circuit, the time was right for this release. This album is a reward for long time fans by providing the biggest bang for the buck and all the hits you remember.

Greatest Hits contains 21 tracks, five more than Time Flies, and these tracks are pure tap your toes hit songs without any filler. The track sequencing of the new release is excellent, with the triple threat kickoff of Heart of Rock and Roll, I Want a New Drug, and The Power of Love. The record flows smoothly from one track to the next, bringing back memories of days gone by and music from another era. The duet Cruisin', from the movie Duets with Gwyneth Paltrow makes an appearance, as does a live version of Trouble In Paradise. Other tracks making appearances are the classic Hip to be Square, Small World, I Know What I Like, and Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do, If This Is It, and Doing It All For My Baby. The sound quality is wonderful, the engineers doing a fantastic job making each track sound as good as possible.

This is a fun, nostalgic album perfect for fans or those not so familiar with the band's music. The track selection is great, although everyone will have one song or two from the catalogue that they wish was here. At under a dollar a song, this album is a relative bargain, and will be blasting from the speakers at my summer parties. Recommended.

A.G Corwin
St.Louis, MO"
All songs edited
Chris Bunnell | utah | 10/06/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Here is the good about the album: The songs are great. The songs selected are very good it has something from every album but the Plan B album. The remastering is good too. I have all the albums and loved them as a kid growing as I do now in my 30's. It's great to have them all together. Also I will say kudos for including Back in Time from B2F soundtrack. The Crusin' song is on there too (edited).

Here is the bad:

The fact that they crammed all 21 of them onto 1 cd stinks. All the solos and great instrumental parts of the songs have been taken out. They should have done 2 discs in order to include the complete songs. I still have the time flies GH from '96. It ony has 12 songs as I recall but they are unedited and the complete versions of the songs. So I'll hang onto that. I realize they cd is 80 mins with 21 songs this is great but with the solos gone it's not a great as it could have been."