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Greatest Hits [CD]

Cheap Trick Audio CD
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Cheap Trick formed in the city of Rockford, IL in 1974. The band has sold over 20 million albums and had numerous hits including “Surrender,” “I Want You to Want Me” and “Dream Police.” Cheap Trick features the original line-up of Robin Zander - vocals and guitar, Rick Nielsen - guitar and backing vocals, Bun E. Carlos - drums and backing vocals & Tom ... Read more in Amazon's Cheap Trick Store

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  • Audio CD (21 April 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000026IBW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 227,394 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Cheap Trick - Greatest Hits

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 'Excellent, If Irrelevant, Album' 4 Mar 2007
By Antony May TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
If I were to review this cd purely on the music it contains I would be forced to award 5 stars. Greatest hits albums though I believe should contain much more than just a basic re-run through an artists most popular moments. There should be a celebratory booklet full of remenisences, info, photo's and chart information. This album fails miserably to deliver in any of those departments and instead comes accross as a hurried cash-in from a record company no longer interested in promoting the band or pleasing fans. The booklet is basic to say the least and contains nothing of worth to read whatsoever. On the bright side, the one new track here, the cover of 'Magical Mystery Tour' is classic CT and does at least provide long term fans with some reward for buying this. Amazon's track list does not say so but both 'I Want You To Want Me' and 'Ain't That A Shame' are the familiar 'Budokhan' live versions here which adds little to the feel of this as an album in it's own right either.
So, if you want to simply own CT's most famous tracks this is for you. If however, like me, your a long standing CT fan you are entitled to be dissapointed in this release.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Hits - Cheap Trick 15 April 2013
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It's a good CD. However, there are only a few songs on it worth listening a lot to.
I just love to sing along to 'If You Want My Love', another classic is the live version of 'I Want You To Want Me'. It's hard to get the live version. Most compilation albums that have this song on it, contain the studio version, which is pretty lame.
The third track that's really good is the US number 1 song 'The Flame'. How that didn't make the UK charts is a mystery.
Other than those 3, most songs are just average rock songs. 'Surrender' is ok and the songs I didn't know sound ok too, but nothing special. It's worth buying for those 3 tracks I mentioned though.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An OK Primer for Cheap Trick 5 Feb 2003
By Tim Brough - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I'm glad this came out with a reorganized sequence, because Cheap Trick's cover of "Magical Mystery Tour" is one of the worst songs they have ever recorded. By bumping it to the close of this CD where you can just hit eject and pass it by, you're better off. Using a live version of "Clock Strikes Ten" gives you a much better opening idea to what Cheap Trick, in their heyday, was really about. Loud fast fun!

It's also a sweet victory for Cheap Trick that their late 80's comeback material holds up pretty well next to their classics from the 70's. "Tonight It's You" should have been the hit, instead of the band having to hire songwriters to get "The Flame" for. We must also not forget the obvious...any album that contains the amazing "Surrender" and "I Want You To Want Me" is worth owning.

ON THE OTHER HAND: The "Authorized Greatest Hits" contains a couple other strong selections ("Walk Away" and "Stop This Game" most notably). The main reason I would suggest having THIS version of the greatest hits is for the studio version of "The Flame." ("Authorized Greatest Hits" substitutes it with a live version.) Otherwise I'd wholeheartedly recommend passing on this version for "A.G.H."
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Delivers what it promises 14 April 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Dunno, I'm a big Cheap Trick fan and can't deny that GREATEST HITS delivers what it promises. As much as I like the band, it's my opinion that most of Cheap Trick's hits isn't among their best songs. For example, "Tonight It's You" is my least favorite tune from their dynamite album STANDING ON THE EDGE, yet it was a hit single. If all you want is the top forty music, pick up Cheap Trick's GREATEST HITS. For those willing to listen more, try Cheap Trick's box set SEX AMERICA. The four CD set includes all but maybe two of the GREATEST HITS selections and serves up a lot more of Cheap Trick at its best.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great intro to a great band, if a bit lightweight 9 Aug 2005
By Perry M. Koons - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Cheap Trick always seemed like three bands rolled up into one, and most of their career has been spent trying to find a balance between the different styles. You have your Beatlesque power pop tunes, which brought the band deserved hits in the 70's and a place in the heart of indie rockers from Nirvana to Guided by Voices. You have the 80's AOR years, filled with ballads that are musically pleasing with great choruses but artistically less interesting, and often heavily produced. And finally, you have the side of the band that was capable of cranking out menacing rockers with dark lyrics such as "Auf Wiedersehen" and "I'm Not The Only Boy".

While the third side of Cheap Trick is pretty much ignored here, the first two are covered pretty well. There's a decent cover of "Magical Mystery Tour" here, though it seems like the boys are rocking by rote rather than adding anything new to the song. All of the big hits are here, including the two songs that guaranteed Cheap Trick their place in the classic rock pantheon - "Surrender" and "I Want You To Want Me".

If you're looking for a disc that captures Cheap Trick as you heard them on the radio, this is a good single-disc encapsulation of their biggest hits. But if you really want to find out what Cheap Trick was all about, and still get most of their big hits, splurge for all five of their first records - Cheap Trick (self-titled), In Color, Heaven Tonight, At Budokan, and Dream Police. While Dream Police is the weakest of the bunch, all of these albums are absolute classics and really cover ALL sides of Cheap Trick - one of the most misunderstood bands of all time.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My First Cheap Trick Album! 1 Feb 2004
By Michael Meunier - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard often goes on about how much he loves Cheap Trick and has been influenced by them. Then, when I saw the video for the Dream Police, I was pleasantly bugged out by the funky images and the awesome guitar work- very imaginative and rocked like hell.
So, the other day, I was able to get this particular version of their greatest hits for a low price... And this is a terrific starter album. The regular albums are probably sequenced better.
It sounds like a pretty mixed bag- no chronological order, which I prefer anyhow. The live tracks are terrific- these guys could make "My Little Buttercup" sound like total rocker, and they're very creative. The old-school studio tracks (first released when I was born) like Dream Police, Surrender, and Voices still sound fresh and exciting- there is no such thing as "over the top" in rock n' roll!
As for the latter-day ballads...well, that's a matter of taste. I used to not like hair metal ballad stuff when I was growing up in the 80's. The market was really flooded with it and I just couldn't relate to the majority of it. Now that I'm a little older, I enjoy it as a bit of a kitchy thrill and the Cheap Trick tracks of this nature are better than most.
It's a pretty inexpensive disc so, while you're shopping, you may as well pick this up- cheap, of course (they wouldn't have it any other way).
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Uneven Anthology from an Up and Down Band 17 Aug 2002
By Brian D. Rubendall - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Featuring only 13 songs, "Their Greatest Hits" is a relatively skimpy anthology album for a band that at the time of its release had been rcording for more than a decade and a half. The album also, unfortunately, draws evenly from across the band's career, shorting their classic early days and overrepresenting their less graceful later output (for example: only one selection from "Heaven Tonight," their best studio album).
Things start off on the wrong foot with an awful previously unreleased version of The Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour." The highlights among the remaining dozen tracks include excellent early singles "Surrender" and "I Want You to Want Me," the latter from their breakthrough "Live at Budokan" album. "Budokan" provides another smokin' cover, "Ain't that a Shame." Other strong singles included are "She's Tight," "If You Want My Love," "I Can't Take It" and "Tonight it's You." On the downside are the vapid power ballad "The Flame" and a by-the-numbers cover of "Don't Be Cruel," both from the band's late 80s "comeback" album "The Flame."
Overall, a strangely programmed anthology album that doesn't really give these veteran rockers their just due.
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