Outside Looking In: The Best of the Gin Blossoms

Outside Looking In: The Best of the Gin Blossoms

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by Gin Blossoms
     
 
In December 1997, the Gin Blossoms announced their breakup, and the lines of communication were severed so severely that the band didn't realize their former label was assembling a hits collection, Outside Looking In: The Best Of. The album may not have been compiled with the complete authorization of the band, but that doesn't

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In December 1997, the Gin Blossoms announced their breakup, and the lines of communication were severed so severely that the band didn't realize their former label was assembling a hits collection, Outside Looking In: The Best Of. The album may not have been compiled with the complete authorization of the band, but that doesn't mean it isn't good or useful. Aside from the live version of "Whitewash," a sap to collectors, this is a tight distillation of the band's two A&M albums, noteworthy for the first album appearance of "Til I Hear It From You." Some might think that a compilation of two albums is stretching the definition of compilation a little bit too much, but that's really just a reflection of the industry in the '90s -- two albums and one non-LP single was the end result of a decade's worth of work. Ultimately, Outside Looking In is a good listen, from the hits to the album tracks, and it confirms that the Gin Blossoms were one of the first bands to really carve out the sound later known as adult alternative pop
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Product Details

Release Date:
10/19/1999
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0606949041021
catalogNumber:
490410
Rank:
6394

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gin Blossoms   Primary Artist
Art Neville   Hammond Organ
Robert Becker   Piano
C.J. Chenier   Accordion
Doug Hopkins   Guitar
Phillip Rhodes   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Jesse Valenzuela   Guitar,Harmonica,Mandolin,Vocals
Bill Leen   Bass,Background Vocals
Robin Wilson   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Scott A. Johnson   Guitar,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Gin Blossoms   Producer
Erik Flettrich   Engineer
John Hampton   Producer,Engineer
Vartan   Art Direction
Mike Ragogna   Liner Notes
Barry Korkin   Master Research
Andy Barrett   Engineer

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Outside Looking In: The Best of the Gin Blossoms 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
JeannieNJ More than 1 year ago
My CD got scratch so I am ordering another one because I need it for my CD player for the backyard and so I can put the songs on my IPod. I love every song on this album but if I had to pick one that was my favorite I would go with Hey Jealousy. It gets me every time. No matter where I am...when I here it I just start smiling and want to start singing out loud. I love the Gin Blossoms' lyrics...their music...their style. I played this CD so often that my three kids ages 18 and my 17 year old twins love the Gin Blossoms as well. A must have to any CD collection!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i have 4 copies of this album 1 for each cd player i started listening to these guys in the summer of 97,and ten years later ,i still get chills..i saw these guys in maine and again in florida at the house of blues last year they only sounded better.
Nursing_Student89 More than 1 year ago
After seeing them in concert, I have fallen love with their music. It's happy, upbeat and makes you just wanna get up and dance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best CD. I love it. I have every one of the Gin Blossom's CD's Buy them all, they are great!