Direct Hits [Deluxe Edition]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Almost ten years after "Mr. Brightside" helped turn the Killers into new millennial rock sensations, the time has come for a hits collection. Calling the compilation Direct Hits -- a punning title that feels timeless but has rarely been used before, a nifty encapsulation of the group's style and attributes -- the Killers cannily use the singles-centric conceit to showcase the band at their overblown best, emphasizing their arena-sized neo-new wave just slightly over their Springsteenisms. Both are on display on the two new songs -- "Shot at the Night" and "Just Another Girl," songs that sound as if U2, Springsteen, and the Cars created a supergroup in 1988 -- ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Almost ten years after "Mr. Brightside" helped turn the Killers into new millennial rock sensations, the time has come for a hits collection. Calling the compilation Direct Hits -- a punning title that feels timeless but has rarely been used before, a nifty encapsulation of the group's style and attributes -- the Killers cannily use the singles-centric conceit to showcase the band at their overblown best, emphasizing their arena-sized neo-new wave just slightly over their Springsteenisms. Both are on display on the two new songs -- "Shot at the Night" and "Just Another Girl," songs that sound as if U2, Springsteen, and the Cars created a supergroup in 1988 -- but the main benefit of Direct Hits, especially for those listeners who have always doubted the skills of the Killers, is how the operatic ambitions of Sam's Town feel not so extravagant when bookended by selections from Day & Age and Battle Born. All three of the albums -- which are represented by three cuts a piece -- sound strong here but what really has lasted are those singles from 2004's Hot Fuss, especially the initial breakthroughs "Mr. Brightside" and "All These Things That I've Done," which now seem to capture a particular moment in time and yet also transcend it. [A Deluxe Edition added three tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/2013
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 602537557691
  • Catalog Number: 001932310
  • Sales rank: 12,355

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mr. Brightside (3:43)
  2. 2 Somebody Told Me (3:18)
  3. 3 Smile Like You Mean It (3:57)
  4. 4 All These Things That I've Done (5:03)
  5. 5 When You Were Young (3:40)
  6. 6 Read My Mind (4:06)
  7. 7 For Reasons Unknown (3:33)
  8. 8 Human (4:05)
  9. 9 Spaceman (4:45)
  10. 10 A Dustland Fairytale (3:45)
  11. 11 Runaways (4:05)
  12. 12 Miss Atomic Bomb (4:54)
  13. 13 The Way It Was (3:52)
  14. 14 Shot At the Night (4:02)
  15. 15 Just Another Girl (4:21)
  16. 16 Mr. Brightside (4:22)
  17. 17 When You Were Young (6:12)
  18. 18 Be Still (4:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Killers Primary Artist
The Sweet Inspirations Choir, Chorus
Stuart Price Keyboards
Brandon Flowers Group Member
David Keuning Group Member
Mark Stoermer Group Member
Ronnie Vannucci Group Member
Matt Norcross Drums
Technical Credits
Steve Lillywhite Additional Production
Alan Moulder Producer, Engineer
Brendan O'Brien Producer, Engineer
Jeff Saltzman Producer, Engineer
Damian Taylor Producer, Additional Production
Emily Lazar Mastering
Simon Davey Mastering
Stuart Price Programming, Producer
Mark Gray Engineer
The Killers Composer, Producer
Tai Linzie Photo Production
Max Dingel Engineer
Andy West Layout
Calvin Harris Remixing
Robert Root Producer, Engineer
Ted Sablay Engineer
Warren Fu Art Direction
Kristen Yiengst Photo Production
Stoermer Composer
Mike Sak Engineer
Neeraj Khajanchi Engineer
Anthony Gonzalez Producer
Andy Proctor Package Production
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