Eminem's four studio albums shattered so many sales records that you might think just about every man, woman and gerbil on the planet already owns a bulk of the songs that make up this greatest hits collection. But Curtain Call
presents the perfect opportunity to have another look at the life of Marshall Mathers. Starting out in the vein of the Beastie Boys and Slick Rick, he grafted filthy verses over bubbly nursery rhyme melodies and primitive Casio beats to come up with comical singles like "My Name Is" and "Real Slim Shady." Then angst and reflection set in, resulting in rare moments of vulnerability ("Lose Yourself") and a richer musical experience ("Stan"). One of the new tracks, "When I'm Gone," is a bittersweet goodbye letter, signaling the raw emotion and youthful enthusiasm of his early days have substantially faded. --Aidin Vaziri
Eminem has sold over 65 million albums worldwide to date. Curtain Call - The Hits is a collection of Eminem's greatest hits like 'My Name Is', 'The Way I Am', 'Lose Yourself' and 'Stan' along with two all new studio tracks. Curtain Call is a CD that takes you from 1999 - 2005 and gives you a glimpse of what is to come in the future from Eminem! *CLEAN VERSION. Interscope. 2005.