|08-19-2005, 09:32 PM||#1|
Dazed And Frantic
Join Date: Mar 2004
Watering Down 'Greatest Hits'
"A greatest-hits album once stood as a milestone chronicling a collection of top-rated hits, culturally significant songs or the end of a stellar career.
But in recent years, a flood of "best of" titles from acts with only few years in the business — and performers with even fewer hits — have called into question how great a greatest-hits collection is."
Actually, I think this problem has been going for years. I remember how stunned I was to see that a friend of mine bought White Lion's Greatest Hits. White Lion? Come on now, White Lion's greatest hits would fit on a cd single.
There's a lot of 80's music that I do not miss at all.
Last edited by clean; 08-19-2005 at 09:36 PM..
|08-19-2005, 11:50 PM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2002
I think the trend of watering down Greatest Hits albums started when they started adding new songs to the obivous selections in hopes that it too, would be a hit and/or give the long term/fanatical/completist fans a reason to spend cash on songs they already have.
The first record I remember ever seeing this happening on was Heart's Greatest Hits/Live 1980 release (or was it '81?...ah who cares..) fact is, it's now common practice (as is the endless remastering and worse...the expanding of releases, which IMO should've been done when it was released upon CD in the first place).......and it's one I absolutely hated from the beginning.
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