Listen My Friends! The Best of Moby Grape

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
As a single-disc, 20-track compilation of some of Moby Grape's best material (with a radio ad for their Truly Fine Citizen album tacked on at the end), this works fine. As something that should really be worthy of the name "best-of," it's more problematic. For Moby Grape really is a group best appreciated by a more extensive (yet still selective) overview of its most enduring work, an excellent one of which was compiled in 1993 for the double-CD Vintage: The Very Best of Moby Grape. This briefer anthology includes just two songs, "Changes, Circles Spinning," and "If You Can't Learn from My Mistakes," that didn't appear on Vintage, and can't help but suffer in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
As a single-disc, 20-track compilation of some of Moby Grape's best material (with a radio ad for their Truly Fine Citizen album tacked on at the end), this works fine. As something that should really be worthy of the name "best-of," it's more problematic. For Moby Grape really is a group best appreciated by a more extensive (yet still selective) overview of its most enduring work, an excellent one of which was compiled in 1993 for the double-CD Vintage: The Very Best of Moby Grape. This briefer anthology includes just two songs, "Changes, Circles Spinning," and "If You Can't Learn from My Mistakes," that didn't appear on Vintage, and can't help but suffer in comparison. That's not least because it includes just six of the songs from their self-titled debut album -- universally hailed as their strongest record by far -- where Vintage has every track from that LP. Listen! My Friends still has plenty of good stuff, judiciously cherry-picking their erratic post-Moby Grape albums for their strongest cuts, though the more melodic country- and folk-oriented songs hold up far better than the bluesier rockers. Indeed, almost every track is impressive, making a case for the band as one of the '60s outfits who most adeptly blended rock, folk, blues, and country with touches of psychedelia, as well as showing their post-1967 stuff (at least the best of it) to be sturdier than is usually remembered. If you remember the original releases, though, you'll find yourself wondering why highlights like "Someday," "Lazy Me," and (from the post-Moby Grape days) "It's a Beautiful Day Today" and "I Am Not Willing" aren't here. Unless you're an extraordinarily impatient listener, then, Vintage remains the comp to find.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/15/2007
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 886970596329
  • Catalog Number: 705963
  • Sales rank: 28,534

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hey Grandma (2:46)
  2. 2 Mr. Blues (2:01)
  3. 3 8:05 (2:22)
  4. 4 Omaha (2:46)
  5. 5 Sitting by the Window (2:46)
  6. 6 Indifference (4:16)
  7. 7 Bitter Wind (2:40)
  8. 8 Murder in My Heart for the Judge (3:00)
  9. 9 Can't Be So Bad (3:27)
  10. 10 He (3:39)
  11. 11 Motorcycle Irene (2:26)
  12. 12 Rose Colored Eyes (4:03)
  13. 13 Sweet Ride (Never Again) (5:57)
  14. 14 Ooh Mama Ooh (2:30)
  15. 15 Ain't That a Shame (2:32)
  16. 16 If You Can't Learn from My Mistakes (2:36)
  17. 17 Going Nowhere (2:05)
  18. 18 Seeing (3:47)
  19. 19 Changes, Circles Spinning (2:27)
  20. 20 Truly Fine Citizen (2:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Moby Grape Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Skip Spence Composer
Bob Johnston Producer
David Rubinson Producer
Jud Cost Liner Notes
David Fricke Liner Notes
Bob Irwin Producer, Mastering
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Jeremy Holiday Package Manager
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