Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
A decade after changing the metal landscape drastically with their self-titled debut juggernaut, Korn got the best-of treatment just as their standing began to seem increasingly shaky, commercially at least. Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 sadly isn't the disc it ideally could be, but it nonetheless summarizes how steady Korn were over the years, developing their sound oh so slightly from one album to the next and, in the process, coming up with several unquestionably killer songs every go-round. The band's six full-lengths resulted in enough of those killer songs to fill this best-of to the brim; in fact, there are quite a few more that could have been compiled here if there ...
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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
A decade after changing the metal landscape drastically with their self-titled debut juggernaut, Korn got the best-of treatment just as their standing began to seem increasingly shaky, commercially at least. Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 sadly isn't the disc it ideally could be, but it nonetheless summarizes how steady Korn were over the years, developing their sound oh so slightly from one album to the next and, in the process, coming up with several unquestionably killer songs every go-round. The band's six full-lengths resulted in enough of those killer songs to fill this best-of to the brim; in fact, there are quite a few more that could have been compiled here if there were more space on this single-disc release a double disc would have been definitive. As it stands, however, practically every song here is a highlight in and of itself, with the sole exceptions of the below-par "Alone I Break" and a pair of album-opening covers: Cameo's "Word Up!" and Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall, Pts. 1-3." These newly recorded covers are here undoubtedly to bait the legions of Korn fans who already own all the band's albums but are loyal enough to purchase this best-of as a way to hear these songs. And yes, they're quite curious, so much so that you'll want to give them a listen if you're a fan download them, though -- they're curious, no doubt, but certainly not worth the price of this disc alone. The band's "Word Up!" cover is awesome, and the Pink Floyd cover is overwrought, yet enticingly so. Then again, these two songs are so well known that you have to wonder, what's the point? Like Korn's previous cover of Metallica's "One," though, the point seems to be one of curiosity rather than one-upmanship. In any event, these covers aren't the best way to start off this best-of -- not at all -- nor is the reverse chronological sequencing ideal. Because Korn developed their sound over the years, even if only slightly, it'd have been better to map out that progressive trajectory here, rather than hear the band regress from the elaborate, theatrical bombast of their later albums to the stripped-down naked rawness of their fierce debut. These quibbles aside, it's worthy stating again that nothing but great songs are featured here. If you're new to Korn, the most influential and successful metal band of the '90s, this disc should blow you away -- that is, assuming you're a fan of extreme music with a dark, disturbing edge. But if indeed you're new to Korn, you'd be better off skipping over this best-of and heading straight for their self-titled debut their one undisputed classic, and then moving chronologically forward through the band's catalog. Each album stands well on its own, albeit some better than others, and here you're only getting the tip of each iceberg. If money is a concern, however, and you can only afford one Korn disc for your collection, don't think twice about picking up Greatest Hits. You won't be disappointed. No chance of that. Plus, there's a bonus DVD here of Korn's 2003 show at CBGB's that will give you a good taste of what the band is like live.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/25/2008
  • Label: Slider Pack
  • UPC: 886972348421
  • Catalog Number: 723484

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Word Up! (2:53)
  2. 2 Another Brick in the Wall, Pts. 1, 2 & 3 (7:09)
  3. 3 Y'all Want a Single (3:20)
  4. 4 Right Now (3:13)
  5. 5 Did My Time (4:07)
  6. 6 Alone I Break (4:17)
  7. 7 Here to Stay (4:31)
  8. 8 Trash (3:28)
  9. 9 Somebody Someone (3:50)
  10. 10 Make Me Bad (3:56)
  11. 11 Falling Away from Me (4:31)
  12. 12 Got the Life (3:48)
  13. 13 Freak on a Leash (4:17)
  14. 14 Twist (0:50)
  15. 15 A.D.I.D.A.S. (2:35)
  16. 16 Clown (4:38)
  17. 17 Shoots and Ladders (5:23)
  18. 18 Blind (4:20)
  19. 19 Freak on a Leash (4:47)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Right Now
  2. 2 Here to Stay
  3. 3 Did My Time
  4. 4 Got the Life
  5. 5 Freak on a Leash
  6. 6 Falling Away from Me
  7. 7 Blind
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Korn Primary Artist
Jonathan Davis Bagpipes, Vocals, Group Member
Brian Welch Guitar, Group Member
James "Munky" Shaffer Guitar, Group Member
James Shaffer Guitar
David Silveria Drums, Group Member
Fieldy Bass, Bass Guitar, Group Member
Baby Nathan Vocals
Technical Credits
Roger Waters Composer
Larry Blackmon Composer
Jonathan Davis Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Nick DiDia Engineer
Frank Filipetti Producer, Engineer
Tomi Jenkins Composer
Richard Kaplan Engineer
Fred Maher Digital Editing
Brendan O'Brien Producer
Don Schinn Composer
Steve Thompson Producer
Toby Wright Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Korn Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Chuck Johnson Engineer
John Gamble Producer, Remixing
P.R. Brown Cover Photo
John Ewing Jr. Engineer
Aimee MacAuley Art Direction
Dante Ross Producer, Remixing
James Schaffer Composer
Brian Welch Composer
Ross Robinson Producer, Engineer
James "Munky" Shaffer Composer
Ryan Williams Engineer
David Silveria Composer
Reggie Arvizu Composer
Peter Katsis Executive Producer
Ryan Shuck Composer
Tim Harkins Engineer
Robert Hadley Mastering
Jeff Kwatinetz Executive Producer
Tobias Miller Engineer
Clay Patrick McBridge Inlay Photography
Jim Monti Engineer
Rob Hill Digital Editing
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    this album is just perfect

    even tho the song thoughtless is not on here this greatest hits album can please any guitar shredder or metalhead or headbanger korn has came a very long way band members have left the band some band members have stayed with the band the best song on this greatest hits album is another brick in the wall part 1 2 and 3 and goodbye cruel world korn did pink floyds song justice they tryed something new which surprises me i did not like the wiord up music video either but they should have made a music video for another brick in the wall korn is still around they are currently in the studio right now recording their follow up album to 2007s untitled album im a very big fan of korn and other bands please enjoy the music and listen korn is still going strong i beileve and have alot of faith to the bands i listen to well my review here is over peace out!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great but missing something...

    This CD is great but what disapointed me was the fact that they didn't put the song "thoughtless" in it, that's one of their best songs and for some reason it's not there.Besides that,the covers are great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    they're amazing!!

    track #3 is by far my favorite song in the world!! And I don't ever listen to hard rock but this song rocks my world!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT

    THIS CD IS A GREAT COMBINATION OF SONGS FROM THEIR BEST WORK ALL THE TRACKS ARE GREAT ESPECIALLY ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL. PARTS 1,2,3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Nice

    I relly like this CD. Im a new Korn fan and this was a great way for me to get all there best songs all on one CD so I didnt have to buy all there CDs. I also liked how they put some new songs on it too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cash Grab

    Korn claims they are all about "giving back to the fans". This disc is a shameless attempt to make some quick money. Just when I thought this genre could singer no lower.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Oh...My....God....

    Wow..what can one say about a great awesome band like KoRn? Their 'Greatest Hits' album is alright with the two new songs, but i expected more from my favorite band. Let's start with their first cover, 'Word Up' while it is a catchy tune, it's just something one can dance to. Not that great, but not that bad either. I think the only two things that do this album justice, is the DVD, and the Pink Floyd cover, 'Just Another Brick in the Wall' which is done flawlessly. Good song selections but would have liked to have seen, 'Good God' perhaps or something that's not really heard on the radio. While I did enjoy the remix version of Freak on a leash, (which i might add is tiny tiny tiny bit better than the one done by nine inch nails), this CD seemed lacking. If you want to buy the CD, buy it for the DVD.

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