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Essential "Weird Al" Yankovic: Limited Edition 3.0

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All Music Guide - Jason Lymangrover
More times than not, Columbia/Legacy's Essential collections are stellar overviews. Boasting a two-and-a-half-hour running time and 44 songs handpicked by Al himself, The Essential Weird Al Yankovic is yet another well-executed title in the series. Encompassing 12 albums, the triple-disc set starts from the beginning of Al's career, with "Another One Rides the Bus," his live "Another One Bites the Dust" parody from the Dr. Demento show in 1980, and it gradually chronicles his career up to the R. Kelly-influenced "Trapped in the Drive-Thru" from 2006's Straight Outta Lynwood. Most of Al's big parodies are highlighted here ("Eat It," "I Lost on Jeopardy," "Yoda," "Like ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Lymangrover
More times than not, Columbia/Legacy's Essential collections are stellar overviews. Boasting a two-and-a-half-hour running time and 44 songs handpicked by Al himself, The Essential Weird Al Yankovic is yet another well-executed title in the series. Encompassing 12 albums, the triple-disc set starts from the beginning of Al's career, with "Another One Rides the Bus," his live "Another One Bites the Dust" parody from the Dr. Demento show in 1980, and it gradually chronicles his career up to the R. Kelly-influenced "Trapped in the Drive-Thru" from 2006's Straight Outta Lynwood. Most of Al's big parodies are highlighted here ("Eat It," "I Lost on Jeopardy," "Yoda," "Like a Surgeon," "Fat") -- as well as some choice deep cuts, like the ripping accordion medley "Polkas on 45," the opening theme from UHF, and a smattering of absurd originals ("Albuquerque," "Dare to Be Stupid," "You Don't Love Me Anymore," and "The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota"). All of these could be deemed essential for fans, but nitpickers will wonder about the whereabouts of "Ricky," "Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies," and two of Yankovic's best food parodies, "My Bologna" and "I Love Rocky Road." These songs aside, not much is missing, considering the depth of his discography. The exhaustive, four-disc Permanent Record has 50 songs, but it stops at 1994. Al may have hit a rocky patch for a spell toward the turn of the millennium, but he had some of his best work just after, including the geeky rap satires "Amish Paradise," "It's All About the Pentiums," and "White & Nerdy." For nostalgic fans who just want a quick taste of the '80s, Greatest Hits is the best bet, but those seeking a deep-rooted summary that's both comprehensive and extensive should look no further than this.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/31/2010
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 886977655821
  • Catalog Number: 776558
  • Sales rank: 34,116

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Another One Rides the Bus (2:36)
  2. 2 Polkas On 45 (4:20)
  3. 3 Eat It (3:21)
  4. 4 I Lost On Jeopardy (3:28)
  5. 5 Yoda (3:57)
  6. 6 One More Minute (4:04)
  7. 7 Like a Surgeon (3:31)
  8. 8 Dare To Be Stupid (3:25)
  9. 9 Dog Eat Dog (3:44)
  10. 10 Lasagna (2:47)
  11. 11 Melanie (3:59)
  12. 12 Fat (3:37)
  13. 13 Uhf (3:51)
  14. 14 The Biggest Ball of Twine In Minnesota (6:48)
  15. 15 Trigger Happy (3:47)
  16. 16 Smells Like Nirvana (3:45)
  17. 17 You Don't Love Me Anymore (4:02)
  18. 18 Bedrock Anthem (3:42)
  19. 19 Frank's 2000" Tv (4:06)
  20. 20 Jurassic Park (3:55)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Since You've Been Gone (1:23)
  2. 2 Amish Paradise (3:21)
  3. 3 Gump (2:12)
  4. 4 Everything You Know is Wrong (3:49)
  5. 5 The Night Santa Went Crazy (4:02)
  6. 6 Your Horoscope For Today (4:00)
  7. 7 It's All About the Pentiums (3:36)
  8. 8 The Saga Begins (5:30)
  9. 9 Albuquerque (11:24)
  10. 10 Ebay (3:37)
  11. 11 Bob (2:30)
  12. 12 Hardware Store (3:46)
  13. 13 I'll Sue Ya (3:53)
  14. 14 Canadian Idiot (2:24)
  15. 15 Pancreas (3:51)
  16. 16 Don't Download This Song (3:55)
  17. 17 White & Nerdy (2:52)
  18. 18 Trapped In the Drive-Thru (10:50)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Ricky (2:35)
  2. 2 Midnight Star (4:34)
  3. 3 Living With a Hernia (3:20)
  4. 4 Good Old Days (3:21)
  5. 5 Wanna B Ur Lovr (6:15)
  6. 6 Genius In France (8:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
"Weird Al" Yankovic Primary Artist, Harmonica, Piano, Accordion, Harpsichord, Kazoo, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Hand Clapping, Vibes, Finger Snapping, Toy Piano, Bass Harmonica
Rick Derringer Guitar, Soloist
Dweezil Zappa Guitar, Soloist
Nicolette Larson Background Vocals
Mel Blanc Voices
Pattie Brooks Background Vocals
Kim Bullard Synthesizer, Keyboards
Brad Buxer Synthesizer, Keyboards
Randy Crenshaw Choir, Chorus
Monique Donnelly Choir, Chorus
Gene Morford Background Vocals
Jim Haas Background Vocals
Gary Herbig Baritone Saxophone
Angie Jaree Choir, Chorus
Steve Jay Banjo, Flute, Bass (Vocal), Bass Guitar, Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Hand Clapping, Finger Snapping, Synthesizer Bass
David Joyce Choir, Chorus
Jon Joyce Background Vocals
Nick Lane Trombone
Warren Leuning Trumpet
Warren Luening Trumpet
Tress MacNeille Voices
Joel Miller Bongos
Don Pardo Announcer
Joel Peskin Clarinet
Petsye Powell Background Vocals
Alan Reed Voices
Dan Regan Trombone
Pat Regan Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Dorothy Remsen Harp
Andrea Robinson Background Vocals
Jim Self Tuba
Lee Thornburg Trombone, Trumpet
Ruben Valtierra Piano, Keyboards
The Waters Sisters Background Vocals
Jerry Whitman Background Vocals
Sarah O'Brien Cello
Julia Waters Background Vocals
Bob Tebow Background Vocals
Lisa Popeil Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Miles Jay String Bass
Jim West Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Hand Clapping, Finger Snapping
Tommy Johnson Tuba
Carmen Twilley Background Vocals
Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz Percussion, Bongos, Conga, Cymbals, Drums, Kazoo, Maracas, Tambourine, Claves, Hand Clapping, Timpani, Shaker, cowbell, Beat Box, Finger Snapping, sleigh bells, Wood Block, Slide Whistle, Laughs, Jaw Harp, Cabasa
Tavis Werts Trumpet
DJ Swamp scratching
Donny Sierer Saxophone
Bill Anderson Tenor Saxophone
Kim Erin Choir, Chorus
Will Anderson Harmonica
Natasha Barr Vocals
Maxine Waters Background Vocals
John Dickson French Horn
Tom Evans Saxophone
Herb Pederson Banjo
Technical Credits
Lawrence Welk Composer
David Byrne Composer
Rick Derringer Producer
Ian Gillan Composer
Jerry Harrison Composer
Dan Hartman Composer
Michael Jackson Composer
Mick Jagger Composer
Greg Kihn Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Don McLean Composer
Mark Mothersbaugh Composer
Nirvana Composer
Queen Composer
Sting Composer
Pete Townshend Composer
Dweezil Zappa Introduction
Jim Morrison Composer
Terri Nunn Composer
Ritchie Blackmore Composer
Roger Glover Composer
Ray Manzarek Composer
Jimmy Webb Composer
John Densmore Composer
Ray Davies Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
The Notorious B.I.G. Composer
Lew Brown Composer
Brad Buxer Programming, Orchestral Arrangements
Nicky Chinn Composer
Kurt Cobain Composer
John Crawford Composer
John Deacon Composer
John Frusciante Composer
Doug Ingle Composer
Michael Jones Composer
Anthony Kiedis Composer
Charlie Midnight Composer
Ian Paice Composer
Tony Papa Engineer
Doug Rasheed Composer
Keith Richards Composer
Paul Simonon Composer
Chad Smith Composer
Tina Weymouth Composer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Stevie Wonder Composer
Frank Wright Composer
George Wyle Composer
"Weird Al" Yankovic Arranger, Composer, Producer, Art Direction
The Presidents of the United States of America Composer
Chris Ballew Composer
Linda Laurie Composer
Mike Chapman Composer
Diddy Composer
Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie Composer
Max Martin Composer
Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz Sound Effects, drum programming, Simmons
Sherwood Schwartz Composer
William Steinberg Composer
David Styles Composer
Wladimir A. Timm Composer
Anthony Henderson Composer
Terri Etlinger Composer
Andreas Carlsson Composer
Billie Joe Armstrong Composer
Jeremy Holiday Package Manager
Jason Phillips Composer
Billy Roberts Composer
Jay Levey Management
Mike Pritchard Composer
Oscar Salinas Composer
John Mellor Composer
Jean Maillard Composer
Jon Schwartz Archival Assistant
Christopher Frantz Composer
Vaclav Zeman Composer
Hakeem Seriki Composer
Thomas Kelly Composer
Sean Jacobs Composer
Larry Sanders Composer
Kimberly Jones Composer
Stephen Thompson Liner Notes
Artis Ivey Jr. Composer
Robert Kelly Composer
Robby Krieger Composer
Nicholas Headon Composer
Davie Diamond Composer
Bob Calame Composer
Louis Grammatico Composer
Juan Carlos Salinas Composer
Joseph Wright Composer
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