Greatest Hits: 30 Years of Rock [CD & DVD]

Greatest Hits: 30 Years of Rock [CD & DVD]

by George Thorogood
     
 

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Released to celebrate the 30th anniversary of George Thorogood & the Destroyers -- their first album may not have come out until 1977, but they cut their first sessions in 1974 -- Capitol's Greatest Hits: 30 Years of Rock was designed to replace 1992's The Baddest ofSee more details below

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Released to celebrate the 30th anniversary of George Thorogood & the Destroyers -- their first album may not have come out until 1977, but they cut their first sessions in 1974 -- Capitol's Greatest Hits: 30 Years of Rock was designed to replace 1992's The Baddest of George Thorogood and the Destroyers as the band's definitive single-disc overview. Considering that the 1992 disc is out of print (as is the exhaustive and exhausting 1997 double-disc set Anthology), this does indeed stand as the best compilation currently in print, and even edges out Baddest by running a little bit longer and containing more of his late-'80s/early-'90s radio hits. The thing is, it doesn't contain all of his hits -- "Treat Her Right," which was on the previous comp, is missing, as are several other charting songs: "Born to Be Bad," "Hello Little Girl," "I'm a Steady Rollin' Man," "Howlin' for My Baby," "Gone Dead Train," and "I Don't Trust Nobody." Chances are, most listeners won't notice that they are missing since not only are all of his big hits here -- "Madison Blues," "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer," "Move It On Over," "Who Do You Love," "Bad to the Bone," "I Drink Alone," "Gear Jammer," "Willie and the Hand Jive," "You Talk Too Much," "If You Don't Start Drinkin' (I'm Gonna Leave)," "Get a Haircut" -- but because all of his songs pretty much sound exactly the same, all in the same key with the same riffs, same guitar licks, same lunkheaded vocals. For anybody who is not a fan, this makes listening to George Thorogood a maddening experience, but fans will find this to be a satisfying overview, even if it falls just short of being complete. [The set was also issued with an accompanying DVD. It featured videos for "Bad to the Bone" and "Who Do You Love?," the latter in a previously unreleased remix form. The DVD also included three unreleased live performances dating from 1985, as well as footage of Thorogood's 30th anniversary tour.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/16/2004
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724387488908
catalogNumber:
74889
Rank:
19125

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Madison Blues  -  Destroyers
  2. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer  -  Destroyers
  3. Move It on Over  -  Destroyers
  4. Who Do You Love?  -  Destroyers
  5. Bad to the Bone  -  Destroyers
  6. I Drink Alone  -  Destroyers
  7. Gear Jammer  -  Destroyers
  8. Willie and the Hand Jive  -  Destroyers
  9. The Sky Is Crying  -  Destroyers
  10. Reelin' & Rockin'  -  Destroyers
  11. You Talk Too Much  -  Destroyers
  12. If You Don't Start Drinkin' (I'm Gonna Leave)  -  Destroyers
  13. Get a Haircut  -  Destroyers
  14. Rockin' My Life Away  -  Destroyers
  15. American Made  -  Destroyers
  16. Who Do You Love?  -  Destroyers

Disc 2

  1. Bad to the Bone  -  Destroyers
  2. Who Do You Love?  -  Destroyers
  3. Madison Blues  -  Destroyers
  4. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer  -  Destroyers
  5. Reelin' & Rockin'  -  Destroyers
  6. Exclusive "30th Anniversary Tour" Footage  - George Thorogood

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Thorogood   Primary Artist
Jimmy Wood   Harmonica

Technical Credits

John Lee Hooker   Composer
Johnny Otis   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
George Thorogood   Composer,Producer
Steve Hunter   Composer
Terry Manning   Producer
Michael Donahue   Executive Producer
Jim Gaines   Producer
Ken Irwin   Producer
Elmore James   Composer
Clarence Lewis   Composer
Ellas McDaniel   Composer
Charlie Midnight   Composer
John Nagy   Producer
Tom Rothrock   Remixing
Hank Williams   Composer
Delaware Destroyers   Producer
Joel Selvin   Liner Notes
M. Levy   Composer
Mack Vickery   Composer
Diana Barnes   Art Direction
David Avery   Composer
Bill Birch   Composer

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