Greatest Hits, Vol. 2

Greatest Hits, Vol. 2

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by Goo Goo Dolls
     
 

If the first volume of the Goo Goo Dolls Greatest Hits stripped clean any vestiges of the Buffalo band's rock & roll past by concentrating on AAA radio hits, the second installment offers nothing but album tracks, B-sides, demos, fan favorites, and covers, almost all of which happen to feature the loud, blaring guitar that was conspicuously missing from See more details below

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If the first volume of the Goo Goo Dolls Greatest Hits stripped clean any vestiges of the Buffalo band's rock & roll past by concentrating on AAA radio hits, the second installment offers nothing but album tracks, B-sides, demos, fan favorites, and covers, almost all of which happen to feature the loud, blaring guitar that was conspicuously missing from Vol. 1. This doesn't necessarily mean that the album is a full-blown excavation of the Goo Goo Dolls beginnings, as it does focus on their major-label years, often digging fairly deep -- or at least far enough to exclude such MTV-ready singles as "We Are the Normal," cut before the days of "Iris." That breakthrough hit is here in demo form, providing one of the collection's lightest moments, but its very presence accentuates how this collection is designed to rope in diehards who have been around since the beginning and probably wish the Goo Goo Dolls never cut "Name." Featuring a bunch of high-octane rock & roll (with everything that phrase suggests), this is a good way for devoted fans to catch a lot of the band's better latter-day hard rock material and some rarities.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/2008
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624992769
catalogNumber:
288252

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Hate This Place
  2. Stop the World
  3. Long Way Down
  4. All Eyes on Me
  5. Lazy Eye
  6. Iris
  7. I'm Awake Now
  8. Torn Apart
  9. No Way Out
  10. String of Lies
  11. We'll Be Here (When You're Gone)
  12. Without You Here
  13. Only One
  14. Truth Is a Whisper
  15. What a Scene
  16. Million Miles Away
  17. I Wanna Destroy You
  18. Wait for the Blackout
  19. Slave Girl
  20. Don't Change
  21. I Don't Want to Know
  22. American Girl

Disc 2

  1. There You Are
  2. We Are the Normal
  3. Only One
  4. Flat Top
  5. Name
  6. Naked
  7. Long Way Down
  8. Lazy Eye
  9. Iris
  10. Slide
  11. Black Balloon
  12. Dizzy
  13. Broadway
  14. Here Is Gone
  15. Sympathy
  16. Stay with You
  17. Let Love In
  18. Long Way Down
  19. Slide
  20. Feel the Silence
  21. Before It's Too Late (Sam and Mikaela's Theme)
  22. Slave Girl
  23. Better Days

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Goo Goo Dolls   Primary Artist
Johnny Rzeznik   Guitar,Vocals
Robby Takac   Bass Guitar,Vocals
Mike Malinin   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Goo Goo Dolls   Composer,Producer
Stevie Nicks   Composer
Tom Petty   Composer
Geoff Moore   Director
Glen Ballard   Composer,Producer
Gary Beers   Composer
Bob Clearmountain   Producer
Laurie Kaye Cohen   Producer
Don DeVito   Producer
Andrew Farriss   Composer
Jon Farriss   Composer
Tim Farriss   Composer
Lou Giordano   Producer,Engineer
Michael Hutchence   Composer
Paul Q. Kolderie   Producer,Engineer
Gavin MacKillop   Producer,Engineer
John Lloyd Miller   Director
Kirk Pengilly   Composer
Armand John Petri   Producer
Chuck Plotkin   Producer
Johnny Rzeznik   Composer
Sean Slade   Producer,Engineer
Rob Cavallo   Producer
Jerry Finn   Producer
P.R. Brown   Director
Chris Bilheimer   Art Direction
Michael Angelos   Producer
Paul David Hager   Remixing
Robby Takac   Composer
David Hogan   Director
Martyn Atkins   Director
Pat Magnarella   Executive Producer,Management
Gregg Wattenberg   Composer
Evan Haiman   Producer
Francis Lawrence   Director
Hank Lena   Director
Larry Carroll   Director
Lori Feldman   Executive Producer
John Dehais   Management
Nancy Bardawil   Director
Claudia Castle   Director
Kati Haberstock   Producer
Gene Hess   Producer
Brian Johnson   Producer
Tim Kerrison   Producer
Gus Kirk   Producer
Hoon Park   Producer
Nicolas Spikings   Producer
Eric Stoft   Producer
Joseph Uliano   Producer,Executive Producer

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm usually not a fan of 'best of's' because that usually means that a band's best work is behind them. But the fact that The Goo Goo Dolls have be around over 20 years this collection pretty much had to be put out. B-Sides Rule!! Check out String of Lies and the Demo to Iris. The DVD is pretty killer too! John was rockin' a mean Mullet! Oh and Robby's voice kills. Buy at least 2 copies each.
Guest More than 1 year ago
best combination of music combined together in one set with all the chart topping hits. plus, the video dvd bonus included as well. along with live performances from redrocks. if you love the hits like &quot iris&quot , &quot let love in&quot , &quot name&quot , and more then this is the disc/dvd combo for you. definitely worth buying if you haven't already. talk about a night's worth of entertainment of music from the chart topping hits that hit radio, tv, and all over the net all over the world. you can also check it out at their official goo site, or stop over at warner bros for info. on the guys. and their music.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago