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Best of the J Geils Band [Original recording remastered]

J. Geils BandAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (April 4, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000EHQ800
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,334 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Centerfold
2. Freeze-Frame
3. Come Back (Single Edit)
4. Love Stinks
5. Sanctuary
6. Give It To Me (Single Edit)
7. Whammer Jammer (Live)
8. Looking For A Love (Live)
9. Must Of Got Lost (Live)
10. (Ain't Nothin' But A) Houseparty (Live)
11. One Last Kiss
12. Teresa
13. Angel In Blue
14. Flamethrower
15. Night Time
16. Just Can't Wait (Live)
17. I Do (Live)
18. Piss On The Wall

Editorial Reviews

The J. Geils Band were one of the most popular rock & roll bands in America during the '70s. They had no trouble packing out arenas as they churned out their unusual mix of greasy covers of obscure R&B, doo wop, and soul tunes. The band had a distinctive style, catchy R&B-based rock tunes like "Give It To Me" and "Musta Of Got Lost". The early 80's saw the release of the bands biggest hit that entered the UK chart at number 3 "Centerfold". Soon after the release of "Centerfold" the band spilt up and went their separate ways. Capitol. 2006.

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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars On The Mark April 5, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Much better track selection and sound than Flashback and more concise than the box set. Finally a Best Of that is not missing key tracks. Good liner notes too. Highly recommended.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Because it includes "Come Back" and "Angel in Blue" September 23, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Rhino's 2-disc set left off two songs I really enjoyed. Though they weren't the biggest hits of the group's EMI years, "Come Back" (#32, 1980) was a sharp rock/disco hybrid and "Angel in Blue" (#40, 1982) was a nice slow song about a lady "who never had dreams, so they never came true." I didn't say they're classics, just that I liked them.

The down side is that 2 of the band's 3 biggest chart hits on Atlantic (Must of Got Lost and Lookin' For a Love) are presented in live versions. This is a one-disc collection that's pretty full, however (74 mins.). There wasn't enough room to show off the band's live prowess and still include every studio hit. And the live versions of Lookin' For a Love and Must of Got Lost are really good. Recommendation: enjoy the live stuff here and spring for the other "Best of". (The one with the bowling pins.)
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My Kids Like This CD (I do too!) August 28, 2006
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If you are over 35 years old you will remember about 75% of the songs on this compilation. I purchased this CD because my two boys have heard "Centerfold" on the radio and love to sing along. They don't understand the lyrics (not yet anyway,..too early for that conversation) but you have to admit the refrain is infectious. This is a must have CD for "road trips" and/ or decade theme parties (70's and 80's). Not a 5 star from me due to sound quality of live selections.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this CD June 22, 2013
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I bought the CD...but I heard a friend that they bought the mp3 and did not get all the songs from the CD.
The CD is exactly from the album plus a few extras. This is by far the BEST J.GEILS CD. It has all their hits plus...The live songs are their best, they are what was played on the Radio, not the studio versions in which some reviewers have suggested. You need the live introductions to Whammer Jammer, Looking For a Love and Must of Got Lost. They are what make the songs that much better. BUY THIS CD.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The best 1970s music April 11, 2013
Format:Audio CD
Who hasn't heard "Centerfold," "Freeze-Frame" or "Love Stinks?" Everybody's heard them and I dare say that everybody loves them. Well, this album includes those great songs, and quite a bit more. Yeah, like with all "Best Of" albums, people will always complain about songs that got left off, but in this case I think they produced a really good album.

If you like good 1970s music, indeed the best 1970s music, then get this album. You won't be disappointed!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Quite a Full House September 17, 2009
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When The J. Geils Band made the leap from Atlantic Records to Capitol/EMI, the hits started coming and the band suddenly became superstars. This best of compiles mainly from those years, and is heavy on the party hits the band had in the 80's. It nicely replaces Flashback and supplements Best of the J. Geils Band from the late 70's.

The good stuff/hits are here. The streak that started with "Love Stinks" and exploded with Freeze Frame are covered. The party classics "Centerfold" and "Flamethrower" are both here, along with many others. The old greasy bar band is represented by "Sanctuary" and "Night Time." But if you're looking for "Must Of Got Lost" or "Give It To Me," you'll have to go back to the Atlantic best of. I am also a bit disappointed that the band's one album minus Peter Wolf, You're Gettin' Even While I'm Gettin' Odd, and its terrific single, "Concealed Weapons," have seemingly been thrown into history's dust-heap.

But at 13 songs with a couple great semi-hits ("Angel In Blue" and "Come Back"), I'm OK with this album. The old-school gritty R'n'B that gave the band their start can still be had for 70's enthusiasts, but this best of still finds Wolf, J.Geils' guitar and magic Dick's harmonica a wicked blast from the past.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good cd October 13, 2007
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Good selection of their music. Would have rather had less live music however on their more popular songs.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW J Geils Hits is a must July 9, 2013
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I can remember when J Geils was a household name, especially when MTV first hit the TV and J Geils Centerfold was on every ten minutes, just one of the songs included by this great Boston MA band, But leaving out the totally pop of Freeze Frame ( great song) also included, but Love Stinks, a rare live version of Must have got lost, Come back and One last kiss, brings me back to my Rock and roll Roots, J Geils band Greatest is a must have for all Rock music lovers, and it's just to bad that the Band broke up, Actually since the Boston Marathon Bombing, They did got back together for one night at the TD Bank North Garden for the Boston Strong Benefit concert, I attended and J Geils was one band I was happy to see be back at home (Boston) supporting such a good cause, Peter Wolf is at his finest on the CD and their are rarities also included live versions, Please make a good selection and get this CD
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic.
Fast delivery. As described. All the best hits! Bought for my husband and he had no complaints about this cd.
Published 21 days ago by hst
3.0 out of 5 stars Long time ago
When I was about thirty five years younger I liked J Geils Band. I saw them whit the Rolling Stones in 1982.
Published 1 month ago by rikus speulman
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of old classic tunes you need to buy this cd
Classic music from a time when music was more than a string of cuss words put together to create a track.
Published 1 month ago by HHA
5.0 out of 5 stars This band kicks it!
Other than the radio this was my first from the J Geils Band. It's too bad I waited so long! It seems better late than never. Now I've got to get more. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jim Sanborn
5.0 out of 5 stars J. GEILS BAND
Brought me back to my HS days. We used to just sit back twist up
a few have a few beers and chill.
Published 2 months ago by Victor Knapp
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't beat some of the old groups
well its J. Geils for heavens sake haha. an excellent band and is still entertaining. Glad to find it here. It was a special Christmas request from my husband last year.
Published 5 months ago by deborah arthur
5.0 out of 5 stars i remember
It brings back memories, this is a good collection if you enjoy the band, worth buying I would recommend this disk
Published 6 months ago by Robert Jimmo
5.0 out of 5 stars mp3 download
GOOD music;download GOOD;no problem. I AM DISSATISFIED WITH THE NON -ability to download directly from my kindle to my mp three player. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Terrence a Tripp
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Re-do
Sound quality is really, really good. To often you play a remixed/remastered CD or record only to find it has been distorted to the point of not being listenable but in this case... Read more
Published 7 months ago by M. E. Wharton
3.0 out of 5 stars I got what I wanted.
This is one of those bands whose career was divided into two halves. The Roots, and The Hits. I like the the roots so I got what I wanted from this disc. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Paul Boylen
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Reunion tour w/ Peter Wolf ?
Don't know about a few years ago, but after the bombings at the Boston Marathon the band appeared in a couple of shows (check YouTube) and they sounded great! I couldn't tell if J. Geils was with them, but having read that he's suing the band over the use of his name I kinda doubt it. Regardless,... Read more
Aug 3, 2013 by M. G. Kimmel |  See all 2 posts
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