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Greatest Hits
     

Greatest Hits

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by Creed
 

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Creed weren't just one of many two-album wonders of the post-grunge late '90s, they were the biggest of the two-album wonders, selling more records and crashing harder than any other their peers. All the while they produced unflappably earnest heavy rock -- music that sounded like Pearl Jam, only not nearly as much fun. They also traded on

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Creed weren't just one of many two-album wonders of the post-grunge late '90s, they were the biggest of the two-album wonders, selling more records and crashing harder than any other their peers. All the while they produced unflappably earnest heavy rock -- music that sounded like Pearl Jam, only not nearly as much fun. They also traded on Pearl Jam's unfortunate tendency to place sheer emotion and sound over hooks, and since Creed weren't as powerful or interesting musically as the Seattle quartet, that meant that their albums could sound rather samey in the long haul. Nevertheless, their sincerity resonated among mainstream listeners irritated that Pearl Jam went weird after Vs., and with 2000s "With Arms Wide Open," they had a power ballad hit with universal appeal that helped break them through to an even wider audience than they had before. It, naturally, is the literal centerpiece of Creed's 2004 Greatest Hits, arriving in the middle of the 13-song album. Since it remains their biggest and best song, it's only appropriate that it has such a prominent position on this album, because a listen to the entire album reveals that the rest of their material hasn't aged all that well. Still, for those listeners who want to dig back to the halcyon year or two where Creed were one of the biggest bands in the land, Greatest Hits is the way to do it, since it has all of their charting hits, minus the minor radio hit cover of "Riders on the Storm" from the 2000 Doors tribute album Stoned Immaculate. It may not be timeless music, but Greatest Hits does gather all the noteworthy Creed tracks for those who care. [The initial pressings also contained a bonus DVD, containing all of Creed's music videos, along with some live performances. Unfortunately, the menu interface is not well designed -- it is only possible to play the videos individually, there is no "Play All" function.]

Product Details

Release Date:
06/22/2010
Label:
Bicycle Music Com.
UPC:
0601501325823
catalogNumber:
13258
Rank:
3433

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Creed   Primary Artist
John Kurzweg   Keyboards
Scott Phillips   Drums,Keyboards
Scott Stapp   Vocals
Mark Tremonti   Bass,Guitar
Brian Marshall   Bass
Amie Stapp   Background Vocals
Tallahassee Boys Choir   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Tony Adams   Drum Technician
John Kurzweg   Producer,Engineer
Creed   Producer,Engineer
Scott Stapp   Composer
Mark Tremonti   Composer
Kirk Kelsey   Producer,Engineer
Ed Sherman   Art Direction
Ernie Hudson   Guitar Techician
Bobby Selvaggio   Engineer

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Greatest Hits 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whitefeather0869 More than 1 year ago
Love this album! There is nothing more truthful than what CREED has said in all of their songs in this Album. Wish that they were still doing all of these songs at their concerts instead of all of their newest ones. I wonder though... If enough people requested them to do so, if they would perform these songs onstage for all of us live? Just asking... but they are very heart touching and so meaningful I can't put the album down since it touches my heart and brings me to dire tears each and every single time that I listen to CREED sing these songs.