The Singles 1996-2006 [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Thanks to their power ballad "It's Been Awhile," it'd be easy for some listeners to forget that Staind got their big break thanks to none other than Fred Durst, the king of lunkheaded mook rock at the turn of the millennium. Not that "It's Been Awhile" was fun -- like all post-grunge hard rock of the late '90s/early 2000s, it was humorless and earnest, intent on catharsis -- but it had a strong hook that tempered the gloom and helped them cross over, even if their lead singer/songwriter, Aaron Lewis, remained fueled by angst even after selling millions. Released in 2006 -- five years after "It's Been Awhile" and a year after their fifth album, Chapter V, topped ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Thanks to their power ballad "It's Been Awhile," it'd be easy for some listeners to forget that Staind got their big break thanks to none other than Fred Durst, the king of lunkheaded mook rock at the turn of the millennium. Not that "It's Been Awhile" was fun -- like all post-grunge hard rock of the late '90s/early 2000s, it was humorless and earnest, intent on catharsis -- but it had a strong hook that tempered the gloom and helped them cross over, even if their lead singer/songwriter, Aaron Lewis, remained fueled by angst even after selling millions. Released in 2006 -- five years after "It's Been Awhile" and a year after their fifth album, Chapter V, topped the Billboard charts without leaving much of a lasting impression -- the 15-track Greatest Hits downplays their early, churning Alice in Chains fixation and emphasizes songs in the vein of "It's Been Awhile." Not that the metal is completely absent -- their first single, the grinding "Mudshovel" is here, for instance -- but brooding ballads are pushed front and center; there are no less than four acoustic tracks tacked on the end of the record (including a cover of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb," which does produce the mild revelation that Roger Waters' narcissistic rock opera did indeed influence Lewis' lyrical outlook). In this context, such singles as "Price to Play" -- which aren't quite rock, yet not quite ballads -- sound akin to power ballads, which helps make this a good overview and introduction for those who were won over to the band via their big hit, yet for those who remember that Staind was once a protégé of Durst & Co., they'd be better off sticking with their old copy of Dysfunction.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/14/2006
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075679455826
  • Catalog Number: 94558
  • Sales rank: 10,821

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Come Again (3:47)
  2. 2 Mudshovel (4:41)
  3. 3 Home (4:06)
  4. 4 It's Been Awhile (5:40)
  5. 5 Epiphany (4:25)
  6. 6 For You (3:26)
  7. 7 Outside (4:16)
  8. 8 So Far Away (4:03)
  9. 9 Price to Play (3:36)
  10. 10 Zoe Jane (4:38)
  11. 11 Right Here (4:13)
  12. 12 Falling (4:20)
  13. 13 Everything Changes (4:23)
  14. 14 Sober (4:38)
  15. 15 Nutshell (6:18)
  16. 16 Comfortably Numb (6:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Staind Primary Artist
Tony Reyes Keyboards
Technical Credits
Roger Waters Composer
Johnny April Composer
Tony Adams Drum Technician
David Bottrill Producer
Jerry Cantrell Composer
Terry Date Producer
David Gilmour Composer
Sean Kinney Composer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Layne Staley Composer
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Aaron Lewis Composer
Mike Inez Composer
Fred Durst Producer
Jordan Schur Executive Producer
Roger Lian Mastering
Josh Abraham Producer
Staind Composer, Producer
Bill Sheppell Producer
Vlado Meller Mastering
Jon Wysocki Composer
Mike Mushok Composer
Jeff Gilmer Producer, Engineer
Alex Kirzhner Art Direction
Shilpa Patel Digital Editing
Ian Keith Guitar Techician
Chris Ballini Guitar Techician
Pete Ricci Bass Technician
Nathan James Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD

    Every song on here is great. The lyrics are really good and so is the music. If you want to get into Staind's music, start here. Play the samples.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    All in one

    I'm glad to hear some of stainds' live music on this cd, sounds great. I'm buying it today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is A MUST GET CD!!!!!

    ATTENTION all staind lover and fans, THIS IS A CD YOU MUST HAVE!!!! This a CD that has the BEST of Stainds songs all in one!!! The DVD is great!! You must purchase this amazing CD!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I want to say just one thing...

    Go buy it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    All great staind songs on 1 cd

    This cd is awesome for someone that is a true staind fan. With the starting track of Come Again, to the mellow its been awhile. They also do 3 cover songs at the end of the album and they totally blew me away, especially the pink floyd cover.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another great one!

    If your a staind fan this is the album for you. All the best ones back to back to back!! Go get it, you'll agree!!! love it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic!!

    I think this is a great CD. It has alot of older songs and some new. I loved their rendition of Comfortably Numb!! Great stuff!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Decade of Destruction

    Staind is one of the few bands around to have true talent live and on CD. This is a great CD putting together their singles as a collectable for old fans and as an appetizer for new fans. The live acoustic songs on this cd are amazing and show each member's unique talents. A must buy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Collection for the Novice Fan

    This CD has a nice track listing that spans the band's nearly 10 year career. It even includes the FVT version of 'Outside' that in some ways started it all. The CD also includes four extra tracks that are well worth the listen. This CD is a nie addition to your Staind collection or a good way to introduce your friend to the band. Deffinitley go pick it up!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    wow!!!

    Wow... It's what you have to say after to listening to the new cd.. I can't stop listening to the cd... The cover songs on the cd are amazing.. I recomend everyone going out to buy this cd.. They picked the best song to put on this cd ... I love how some of the songs are in acustic... This is by far the best Hits cd I've ever owned!! Go buy it today!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Electrifying Staind

    Having following this group for several years, I STILL am amazed by them everytime I see them and hear their music. Their Greatest Hits album is a total work of art. Their sound is original and mesmerizing. Aaron Lewis' voice is truly angelic in all its haunting darkness. Combined with the intensely beautiful instrumentals, their music is like nothing else out there today. This Greatest Hits album is a total "must have" for even those who are new to their music. They will be hooked forever.

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