Best Of Lobo
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Best Of Lobo

October 29, 1996

Song Title
I'd Love You To Want Me (Re-Recorded In Stereo)
Me And You And A Dog Named Boo (Re-Recorded In Stereo)
Don't Expect Me To Be Your Friend (Re-Recorded In Stereo)
Where Were You When I Was Falling In Love
Holdin' On For Dear Love
You're All I Ever Need
A Day In The Life Of A Love
I Don't Wanna Make Love Anymore
Gus The Dancing Dog
Stoney (Re-Recorded In Stereo)

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 29, 1996
  • Label: Curb Records
  • Copyright: (p) 1996 Curb Records, Inc.
  • Total Length: 33:55
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  • ASIN: B001AOONP8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,333 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two classics plus other interesting songs May 16, 2003
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There are two very different Best of Lobo compilations and this review, like all the others, is listed with both of them. There are only a few tracks on both, although they are the most important tracks. The budget-priced Curb compilation includes tracks from different record labels, while the Rhino compilation, which actually contains a greater number of songs, focus exclusively on his best period from 1971 to 1975.
His three American top ten hits were Me and you and a dog named Boo (a novelty song, but brilliantly done), I'd love you to want me (a song he offered to the Hollies before deciding to release his own version after they wanted to change it and take half the songwriting royalties) and Don't expect me to be your friend. The first two of these were also huge hits in Britain. He had several other lesser American hits, but no more UK hits.
Lobo's style could variously be described as soft rock or folk-pop. Actually it was a mix of all these elements. If you like Bread, but you'd like something a bit more folksy, Lobo may be just what you're looking for.
As to which Best of Lobo to buy, well, you could buy both if you're really keen as there's not much overlap. If you only want the three famous songs, you may as well buy the Curb collection as it's cheaper. If, like me, you like to explore beyond the hits, the Rhino compilation is worth the extra cost.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
By A Fan
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
There are two different CD's with the same title "The Best of Lobo", one released by Rhino and the other released by Curb. For some reason the reviews for one CD show-up on both listings.

The Rhino release is the best Lobo compilation available. It includes nearly all of his hits and some of his better album cuts. It is however missing two of his last hits from 1979's Lobo album, "Where Were You When I Was Falling In Love" which reached 23 on the Billboard singles chart and went all the way to number 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart, and it's follow-up "Holdin On For Dear Love" which charted in 1980. Other than those oversights, this is a good summary of Lobo's career. Nothing groundbreaking here, just some fun folk-pop songs and some melancholy ones that probably would have been bigger hits had Lobo been a country star. A pretty good collection - 4 stars.

The Curb CD contains the latter two hits along with re-recordings of his earlier hits, which are not as good as the originals. Only 2 stars for the Curb CD. The only reason to purchase the Curb CD is if you want the 1979 songs. Otherwise, stick with the Rhino release!
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Seventies - Nearly A Lost Artist August 11, 2003
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Lobo is one of those talented artists from the Seventies that everyone has heard of, but can't place. His most famous hit was, "Me And You And A Dog Named Boo", a number one hit with a romantic breezy feel with simple chords and lyrics. "I'd Love You To Want Me" was also a big number with Robert Johnson guesting as back-up falsetto vocalist.
The rest of the album is a smart selection of love songs and low key poetic verses of the typical Top 40 genre, but presented extremely well. "A Big Red Kite" is masterful in it's simplicity and mood and "A Simple Man" contains Lobo's earmarked guitar work. A special selection is "Rings", a huge 1971 hit by the group Cymarron that Lobo sings with the same magic.
If you like one of the songs on this collection, you'll like them all. It's first rate seventies pop.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you grew up in the early 70's, this is a MUST HAVE cd!! September 13, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Lobo was one of my favorite singers. Although he didn't last as long as some of the other greats of the 70's, his songs have stayed in my heart since those days. I haven't ever been able to find any of his recordings until now, and it's such a treat to be able to hear them again. I also have the "Best of Lobo" on the "Curb" label, but it was a little disappointing because of the decidedly disco flavor he adds to the album. When you buy a "best of" cd, you want the REAL stuff! Boy, does this take me back.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Another Missing Song... August 26, 2000
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In addition to the aforementioned "Midnight Ghost" (which I've actually never heard), there is another great track missing from this set: the upbeat, disco-tinged "Where Were You When I Was Falling In Love?" from the Summer of 1979. Since that happens to be my favorite Lobo song, I gave the Rhino set only 3 stars and chose the 1990 WEA/Atlantic 'Greatest Hits' compilation instead. Though that set has fewer songs, all the ones I really like are there.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars love him for what he is March 27, 2000
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Sometimes characterized as a one hit wonder, Lobo actually accumulated 8 top forty hits during the 70's. While his voice is a bit thin he covers for it with better than average lyrics, which vascillate between recalling wistful memories and lamenting melancholy relationships. His popular style of country-pop mixed lovely acoustic guitars with fat basslines, sunny background singers and a touch of strings. This Rhino disc is superior to the Curb edition ... for me the price increase alone is justified by the wonderful liner notes and vastly superior song selection. Lobo's self depreciating quotes in the booklet add a greater understanding behind the man who wrote the fantastic "It Sure Took a Long, Long Time"
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Glad we decided to get in our collection . Really bringing back memory's . Very relaxing and enjoying it .
Published 2 months ago by Mark
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant surprise of beautiful songs
I originally ordered this CD because of two songs I remembered from school. After listening to this CD the first time I not only went back in time for awhile but truly enjoyed the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by southerncomfortrn
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT COLLECTION
This album is filled with really great songs. Lobo has such an innocence with his songs and music that makes you want to hear more of happier things. Read more
Published 4 months ago by silky69
5.0 out of 5 stars Memories!
Old memories! I bought it for my sister and ended up keeping it! It brought back so many great teen years memories.
Published 4 months ago by Jamie King
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Whats not to love about LOBO? One of the most under rated singers of his era. This album brings back a lot of very good memories.
Published 5 months ago by Sharkmarina
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Music
There were only a few songs I recall previously listening too. After listening to the album twice however, I found I enjoyed all of them. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon junkie!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music!!
I really just enjoy sitting back relaxing and listening to this style of music. I have loved it since I was a child and heard me and you and a dog named boo for the first time. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Dewayne111
5.0 out of 5 stars SMOOTH AS SILK
Published 8 months ago by Richard B. Higgins
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
If you like a relaxing album this is the one to have. You will not be sorry that you have it
Published 8 months ago by Michael K Vaillancourt
5.0 out of 5 stars As Promised
I received this cd just as they said, brand new, and in great timing. I would order from them again. I really do like his music, very easy listening. Would highly recommend.
Published 11 months ago by tink
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