Greatest Hits Volume One: The Singles

Greatest Hits Volume One: The Singles

by Goo Goo DollsGoo Goo Dolls

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Overview

Hard to believe it, but at one point all the Goo Goo Dolls ever wanted to be was the Replacements -- nothing more than a ragged band playing kickass rock & roll along with the occasional heartbroken ballad. Of course, they were never as chaotic as the 'Mats; they were good guys where Paul Westerberg and company were ornery, unpredictable artists, prone to self-sabotage, legendarily throwing away their potential breakthrough gig on Saturday Night Live. That wasn't the Goo Goo Dolls. They never met an opportunity they didn't turn down, slowly morphing from baby Replacements to the cheerful rockers showcased on this 2007 compilation, Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: The Singles. This 14-track collection picks up the tale with 1995's A Boy Named Goo, which not so coincidentally is where the band abandoned its 'Mats aspiration and started being the alt-rock band that played by the rules (even then, Boy's breakthrough hit, "Name," is re-recorded here, the better to make it fit with the pop of their later years). Where all their peers shunned power ballads, the Goo Goo Dolls embraced them, slowly turning into a group that specialized in soaring ballads and anthems. Surely there was an audience for this, since the Dolls ruled the adult Top 40 charts throughout the 2000s as they kept refining and smoothing their blueprint out. They were reliable, they satisfied fans, and for those fans, this Greatest Hits will satisfy.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/13/2007
Label: Warner Records
UPC: 0093624997474
catalogNumber: 144444
Rank: 2169

Tracks

  1. Let Love In
  2. Dizzy
  3. Here Is Gone
  4. Slide
  5. Name
  6. Stay with You
  7. Before It's Too Late
  8. Broadway
  9. Feel the Silence
  10. Better Days
  11. Big Machine
  12. Black Balloon
  13. Sympathy
  14. Iris

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Goo Goo Dolls   Primary Artist
Johnny Rzeznik   Guitar,Vocals
Robby Takac   Bass Guitar,Vocals
Mike Malinin   Percussion,Drums
Korel Tunador   Piano
Brad Fernquist   Guitar

Technical Credits

Goo Goo Dolls   Producer,Audio Production
Ken Allardyce   Engineer
Glen Ballard   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Michael Brauer   Remixing
Scott Campbell   Engineer
Bill Malina   Engineer
Johnny Rzeznik   Composer
Allen Sides   Engineer
Rob Cavallo   Producer,Audio Production
Steve Genewick   Engineer
Paul David Hager   Producer,Audio Production
Twins   Audio Production
Gregg Wattenberg   Composer
Kevin Meeker   Engineer
Richard   Audio Production

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