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Better than I expected,
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This review is from: The Collection (Audio CD)
I used to have Steppenwolf compilation on Vinyl - not this one - but it got mislaid somewhere. Didn't miss it too much. I was always disappointed that they mimed on "The Whistle Test", this was a vehicle for great live bands and they were supposed to be one of them. It left me feeling they were fakes but I recently caught John Kay & a reformed Steppenwolf doing a real live set and it was excellent. Made me look for a 'best of' again.
This compilation seemed to include most of the good stuff I had on the vinyl (although I'd hoped to get "Snowblind Friend" again - a sad omission) and a few other things I hadn't heard. It works well, nothing too exceptional but a good chunk of American nostalgia. The Pusher & Magic Carpet Ride have always been great tracks but the rest are solid rock performances with some great complimentary guitar work.