All the Best

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
EMI's 2013 retrospective All the Best surely offers plenty of Dr. Hook -- a total of 40 songs over the course of two discs -- but that doesn't mean that it has all the Hook that matters. The stumbling block is that EMI did not license material from the group's early Columbia records, so the versions of "Carry Me, Carrie," "Sylvia's Mother," and "The Cover of the Rolling Stone" are all latter-day live covers from when the band started to get their polyester disco groove on. The rest of the compilation very much emphasizes this leisure-suit soft rock and disco, containing just a hint of the wooly hippiness from Bankrupt -- "Bubblin' Up," "Levitate," "Everybody's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
EMI's 2013 retrospective All the Best surely offers plenty of Dr. Hook -- a total of 40 songs over the course of two discs -- but that doesn't mean that it has all the Hook that matters. The stumbling block is that EMI did not license material from the group's early Columbia records, so the versions of "Carry Me, Carrie," "Sylvia's Mother," and "The Cover of the Rolling Stone" are all latter-day live covers from when the band started to get their polyester disco groove on. The rest of the compilation very much emphasizes this leisure-suit soft rock and disco, containing just a hint of the wooly hippiness from Bankrupt -- "Bubblin' Up," "Levitate," "Everybody's Making It Big But Me," and "I Got Stoned and I Missed It" are all tucked away at the end of the comp -- but preferring to spend its time with "When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman," "Sexy Eyes," "You Make My Pants Want to Get Up and Dance," "A Little Bit More," "Better Love Next Time," "Only Sixteen," and "Sharing the Night Together." This digs much, much deeper into this vein than the average listener might want, but if you're a big fan of this slick sound, All the Best is a very entertaining compilation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/23/2012
  • Label: Emi Import
  • EAN: 5099946409720
  • Catalog Number: 4640972
  • Sales rank: 13,242

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dr. Hook Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Eddie Rabbitt Composer
Erik Darling Composer
Shel Silverstein Composer
J.J. Cale Composer
Sam Cooke Composer
Roger Cook Composer
Bobby Gosh Composer
Ray Sawyer Composer
Gus Cannon Composer
Jessi Colter Composer
Charles Cochran Composer
Hal David Composer
Rik Elswit Composer
Ron Haffkine Composer
Larry Keith Composer
Dennis Locorriere Composer
Diane Morrison Composer
Steve Pippin Composer
Johnny Slate Composer
Keith Stegall Composer
Even Stevens Composer
Eddie Struzick Composer
Dennis Tracy Composer
Hosea Woods Composer
Jim Rushing Composer
Hazel Smith Composer
Willard Hooker Svanoe Composer
Sam Weedman Composer
Wolters Composer
Locorriere Composer
Cummings Composer
Anglin Composer
Robert Mather Composer
Christopher Waters Composer
Daniel Tyler Composer
Ava Aldrige Composer
Shink Morrison Composer
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