Why I don't like Greatest Hits albums

Peter M Asman ([email protected])
Sun, 30 Aug 1998 05:11:57 -0500 (CDT)

Here's my two cents' worth:

Songs are most often recorded during sessions for particular albums.
The resulting product is a picture of the band's creative state at the
time of the recording sessions, with the additional benefit (in some
cases) of the artist's help in sequencing the tracks into a harmonious
whole, a conversation or musical essay, if you will.

By taking cuts from various albums and putting them onto a Greatest
Hits album, this harmonious whole is lost. A GH album seems to be a
series of quotes taken out of context.

I will admit to being interested in getting new tracks if buying GH is
the only way to get them, but I really would rather wait for a new
album (which includes the new tracks) than pick up GH.


"They irradiated their own planet?"

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