Loverboy Classics: Their Greatest Hits

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All Music Guide - Bryan Buss
The Toronto-based Loverboy, comprised of vocalist Mike Reno, guitarist Paul Dean, bassist Scott Smith, keyboardist Doug Johnson, and drummer Matthew Frenette, was never a big hit with critics, but the band members' blend of hard-edged pop won droves of fans and kept them at the forefront of pop
ock for most of the '80s. This album contains most of their hits excepting some more minor cuts like "Queen of the Broken Hearts", giving a broad overview of their work. Sex was always a hot topic for the band -- think "Hot Girls in Love" -- but there is more to Loverboy than just hormones. There are also party anthems, with "Working for the Weekend"...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bryan Buss
The Toronto-based Loverboy, comprised of vocalist Mike Reno, guitarist Paul Dean, bassist Scott Smith, keyboardist Doug Johnson, and drummer Matthew Frenette, was never a big hit with critics, but the band members' blend of hard-edged pop won droves of fans and kept them at the forefront of pop
ock for most of the '80s. This album contains most of their hits excepting some more minor cuts like "Queen of the Broken Hearts", giving a broad overview of their work. Sex was always a hot topic for the band -- think "Hot Girls in Love" -- but there is more to Loverboy than just hormones. There are also party anthems, with "Working for the Weekend" and "Turn Me Loose" being iconic in the genre. What makes this all pay off for Loverboy is that, there being nothing wrong with some harmless monster rock, as sophomoric as it can oftentimes be, the band does it with tongue firmly implanted in cheek, which is much to their advantage. If they had had any pretensions, none of the material would have worked. But being able to sing "Little girl, don't you hesitate/'Cause you're usin' live bait" with a straight face shows the band members are in on the joke. To spotlight their softer, more adult side, the band brings on "Heaven in Your Eyes" and, as a bonus, Reno's duet with Heart's Ann Wilson, "Almost Paradise," from the Footloose soundtrack, which is included, as Smith says in the liner notes, "as a way of selling more of this collection." Now who says they don't get the joke?
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/11/1994
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646664827
  • Catalog Number: 66648
  • Sales rank: 14,541

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Loverboy Primary Artist
Paul Dean Guitar, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Matt Frenette Percussion, Drums, Timbales
Doug Johnson Synthesizer, Keyboards, Saxophone, Track Performer
Marc LaFrance Background Vocals
Nancy Nash Background Vocals
Mike Reno Track Performer
Scott Smith Bass Guitar
David Steele Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Jon Bon Jovi Composer
Harry Nilsson Composer
Richie Sambora Composer
Jonathan Cain Composer
Paul Dean Composer
Phil Spector Composer
Todd Cerney Composer
Matt Frenette Composer
Doug Johnson Composer
Mike Reno Composer
Scott Smith Composer, Liner Notes
Jim Vallance Composer
Bill Wray Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Loverboy At Its Best!

    If you are a Loverboy fan, this is the ultimate disc to have in your collection. It is a truly awesome collection of all of Loverboy's best songs. If you were listening to their music in the 80's, you'll quickly find that every song is a hit that you will instantly recognize. There's not a single bad track on the entire disc - this one is a real winner.

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