The Essential Eric Carmen

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It's been a long time since Eric Carmen has had his body of work compiled -- 1997's Definitive Collection, to be exact, which had 18 hits on a single disc. Legacy's 2014 The Essential Eric Carmen easily trumps that set by offering 30 tracks from every phase of Carmen's career, beginning with the little-heard 1969 single "Get the Message" from his first band Cyrus Eri, and ending with the pretty good brand-new "Brand New Year." Carmen's professional career spans over four decades, but there aren't that many studio albums to draw upon: four albums from the Raspberries, six solo albums, plus the Dirty Dancing soundtrack, which provided him with some of his biggest ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It's been a long time since Eric Carmen has had his body of work compiled -- 1997's Definitive Collection, to be exact, which had 18 hits on a single disc. Legacy's 2014 The Essential Eric Carmen easily trumps that set by offering 30 tracks from every phase of Carmen's career, beginning with the little-heard 1969 single "Get the Message" from his first band Cyrus Eri, and ending with the pretty good brand-new "Brand New Year." Carmen's professional career spans over four decades, but there aren't that many studio albums to draw upon: four albums from the Raspberries, six solo albums, plus the Dirty Dancing soundtrack, which provided him with some of his biggest hits (so big, he effectively stopped recording afterward, cutting only one album in the years since). That means that this collection does indeed have almost everything of note, from the big Raspberries hits "Go All the Way" and "Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)," through the '70s solo smashes "All by Myself" and "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again," through those late-'80s sensations "Hungry Eyes" and "Make Me Lose Control." Inevitably, there are a handful of songs missing -- most regrettably, the superb 1985 single is absent, but so is 1979's minor "Baby, I Need Your Lovin'," and anything from the 2000 comeback -- but these are ultimately minor omissions, with The Essential Eric Carmen offering a thorough retrospective of a pop singer/songwriter who, at his best, could splice Brian Wilson, Paul McCartney, and Phil Spector, sometimes spiking it with some power chords borrowed from the Who. This collection makes it plain that Carmen always worked in this vein -- it's fascinating to hear the "Please Please Me" "come on, come on" refrain repeat back to back on the opening "Get the Message" and "Go All the Way" -- and just found ways to appealingly refine his craft as the years rolled by.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/25/2014
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 888837455220
  • Catalog Number: 374552
  • Sales rank: 7,934

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Get the Message - Cyrus Erie (2:25)
  2. 2 Go All the Way - The Raspberries (3:20)
  3. 3 I Wanna Be with You - The Raspberries (3:05)
  4. 4 Let's Pretend - The Raspberries (3:41)
  5. 5 Tonight - The Raspberries (3:41)
  6. 6 Overnight Sensation (Hit Record) - The Raspberries (5:26)
  7. 7 Sunrise (5:22)
  8. 8 My Girl (3:02)
  9. 9 All By Myself (7:09)
  10. 10 Never Gonna Fall in Love Again (3:46)
  11. 11 Last Night (2:57)
  12. 12 Starting Over (4:27)
  13. 13 That's Rock 'N' Roll (4:36)
  14. 14 Run Away (8:02)
  15. 15 Love is All the Matters (4:17)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Boats Against the Current (4:22)
  2. 2 Marathon Man (3:54)
  3. 3 She Did It (3:47)
  4. 4 Nowhere to Hide (5:00)
  5. 5 Change of Heart (3:41)
  6. 6 Hey Deanie (4:29)
  7. 7 Desperate Fools (3:03)
  8. 8 Someday (2:53)
  9. 9 It Hurts Too Much (4:17)
  10. 10 Tonight You're Mine (4:01)
  11. 11 The Way We Used to Be (3:15)
  12. 12 Hungry Eyes (4:11)
  13. 13 Make Me Lose Control (4:45)
  14. 14 Ecstasy - The Raspberries (4:08)
  15. 15 Brand New Year (3:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eric Carmen Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Darian Sahanaja Keyboards, Vocals
Nick Walusko Guitar
Jeffrey Foskett Vocals
Mike D'Amico Bass, Drums
Technical Credits
Eric Carmen Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer
John DeNicola Composer
Bob Gaudio Producer
Jimmy Ienner Producer
Mark Linett Producer
Sandy Linzer Producer
Harry Maslin Producer, Engineer
Dean Pitchford Composer
Franke Previte Composer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Mike Petrillo Producer
Nick Celeste Memorabilia
Darian Sahanaja Engineer
Ken Sharp Liner Notes, Liner Note Coordination
Nick Walusko Engineer
Mark Larson Art Direction
David Longworth Wallingford Engineer, Additional Production
Patrick Griffin Memorabilia
Bernie Hogya Liner Notes
M.E. Martens Memorabilia
Mikio "Hossy" Hoshino Memorabilia
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  • Posted April 10, 2014

    This is an amazing cd/album for anyone who appreciates good musi

    This is an amazing cd/album for anyone who appreciates good music, and is aware of the amazing talent
    of Eric Carmen. This latest project will make you smile, make you remember and gently remind you to
    look forward to the future. The remastering is nothing short of amazing. This latest project by EC is a  
    must for your music collection!  

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