Greatest Riffs

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
When you hear of a Michael Schenker compilation titled Greatest Riffs, then obviously, the set must include the definitive versions of the UFO classics that Schenker played on and to a lesser degree, Scorpions' tracks, as well as his early solo material, right? Nyet. This 2009, 13-track set solely contains material from several releases Schenker did for the Shrapnel label, from the late '90s/early 21st century. So what you get is a mixed bag, which while admittedly does include some six-string pizzazz, is certainly not a definitive Schenker "best-of." Case in point, the first six tracks here are cover tunes, and then there are several originals, concluding with a trio of ...
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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
When you hear of a Michael Schenker compilation titled Greatest Riffs, then obviously, the set must include the definitive versions of the UFO classics that Schenker played on and to a lesser degree, Scorpions' tracks, as well as his early solo material, right? Nyet. This 2009, 13-track set solely contains material from several releases Schenker did for the Shrapnel label, from the late '90s/early 21st century. So what you get is a mixed bag, which while admittedly does include some six-string pizzazz, is certainly not a definitive Schenker "best-of." Case in point, the first six tracks here are cover tunes, and then there are several originals, concluding with a trio of live renditions of UFO classics. If you're curious about what this German guitar great was up to during a rock music era where just about every rock band avoided guitar solos like the plague, then Greatest Riffs is worth a listen.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/7/2009
  • Label: Shrapnel
  • UPC: 026245120020
  • Catalog Number: 1200

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hey Joe (6:19)
  2. 2 Whiter Shade of Pale (7:35)
  3. 3 Shapes of Things (3:29)
  4. 4 Layla (7:58)
  5. 5 Badge (5:00)
  6. 6 While My Guitar Gently Weeps (6:51)
  7. 7 The Mess I've Made (4:35)
  8. 8 Fat City N.O. (4:20)
  9. 9 Rude Awakening (5:06)
  10. 10 Arachnophobiac (4:46)
  11. 11 Doctor Doctor (5:09)
  12. 12 Rock Bottom (11:11)
  13. 13 Lights Out (5:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Schenker Primary Artist, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Stuart Hamm Bass
Aynsley Dunbar Drums
Jesse Bradman Background Vocals
Wayne Findlay Guitar, Keyboards
Chris Logan Vocals
John Onder Bass
Davey Pattison Vocals
Mark Robertson Keyboards
Kelly Keeling Vocals
Shane Gaalaas Drums
Gunter Nezhoda Bass
Jeremy Colson Drums
Kevin Curry Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Track Performer
Keith Slack Vocals
Seth Bernstein Keyboards
Keith Slack Vocals
Louis Maldonado Guitar, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
George Harrison Composer
Michael Schenker Producer, Audio Production
Smith Composer
Eric Clapton Composer
Steve Fontano Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Michael Lardie Bass Engineer, Drum Engineering
Chris Logan Vocal Engineer
Joe Marquez Engineer, Vocal Engineer, Keyboard Engineer
Keith Reid Composer
Keith Relf Composer
Mark "Mooka" Rennick Engineer
Mark Robertson Audio Production
Mike Varney Producer, Audio Production
Ralph Patlan Guitar Engineer
Kelly Keeling Composer
Matthew Bridges Engineer
Michael "Mick" Wilson Vocal Engineer
Jason D'Ottavio Vocal Engineer, Guitar Engineer
Kevin Curry Arranger, Engineer, Guitar Arrangements, Guitar Engineer
Mogg Composer
Schenker Composer
Brooker Composer
Logan Composer
Ashley Moore Remastering
Way Composer
Parker Composer
McCarty Composer
Roberts Composer
J. Gordon Composer
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