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Essential Reo Speedwagon [Original recording remastered]

REO SpeedwagonAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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REO Speedwagon reached a peak at Epic Records in 1980 and ’81 with Hi Infidelity, an album which has sold close to a staggering 10 million copies in the U.S. The release, which included the enduring radio hits “Keep On Loving You” and “Take It On The Run,” is being commemorated this year with HI INFIDELITY: 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION to be released July 19th. ... Read more in Amazon's REO Speedwagon Store

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  • Audio CD (August 10, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0002JE8WK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,488 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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33 of REO's most hook-heavy power ballads and fan favorites on 2 CDs! A previously unreleased version of Son of a Poor Man joins the hits Can't Fight This Feeling; Keep On Loving You; Take It on the Run; Keep the Fire Burnin'; That Ain't Love; In My Dreams; Here with Me; Time for Me to Fly , and more from the '70s to the '90s.

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good compilation August 13, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Some of the "Essentials" in Sony's series are merely bad rehashes of already existing hits discs (Eddie Money, Cyndi Lauper), but others use this opportunity to provide the most complete best-ofs ever done on an artist (Heart, Cheap Trick). This falls clearly in the latter category, with almost no filler and almost nothing crucial left out. Some may miss "I Do' Wanna Know" and "Sweet Time," but "Live Every Moment" and "The Key" were probably better choices from the albums those came from. Timing at over 75 minutes per disc, there was literally no room to fit anything else.

The booklet includes well-written liner notes from Kevin Cronin, along with time listings and chart info for each track.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
First of all, let me say I've been an REO fan ever since I saw them on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert (and I know I'm dating myself, that was in 1974)...when I went to purchase the three albums they had out at that point I was a little confused to see that there was a different lead vocalist on each of them. Mike Murphy managed to stay with them for three LPs in a row before Kevin Cronin (the second singer) returned for good. My only complaint is that more of Murphy's stuff wasn't included (Give Me a Ride, Reelin' and a couple others were good rockin' tunes and deserve a listen) and my very favorite track from 1984's Wheels are Turnin' - I Do'wanna Know was in fact a top 30 hit for the band and really set the pace for that album...one listen and how can you not be smiling at the end of the song? Aside from that, not a bad collection at all. I do agree with the reviewer that said a 4-CD boxed set is in order. I bet the boys from Champaign have some stuff up their sleeve that'd knock us all out...
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of America's stadium rock groups March 21, 2005
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REO Speedwagon have a large, loyal following in their homeland although, like other similar groups, they have only made a limited impact internationally. Still, they have some fans outside America and I'm one of them.

The pinnacle of their career came with the album Hi infidelity, an album full of rousing, up-tempo songs that topped the American album charts for several months and spawned several American hit singles - Don't let him go, Keep on loving you (a number one hit), Take it on the run and In your letter. In the UK, Keep on loving you made the top ten while Take it on the run made the top twenty.

Understandably, the group never came close to matching the phenomenal success of Hi infidelity again, but they had another American number one hit with Can't fight this feeling, which became their third and last UK hit, making the top twenty.

Elsewhere, there are many fine songs here. That ain't love, In my dreams and One lonely night are among the other highlights but I particularly like Time for me to fly, which Dolly Parton later covered in a bluegrass style for her album, White Limozeen - very different from the original, but both versions are brilliant in their different ways.

This compilation includes all the tracks available on the earlier compilation (The hits) except I don't want to lose you, which I can live without. This is the best hits package yet released of the group's music, although if you are new to their music, I recommend that you start with Hi infidelity. Great as their other music is, that album was something else again.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The essential Reo Speedwagon! August 15, 2004
By Gitters
Format:Audio CD
The essential Reo Speedwagon is the ultimate Reo hits collection,it covers their whole career from 1971 up to the newest studio tracks they have recorded back in the 90's.All of Reo's biggest hits are here,even the top 40 "Keep the Fire Burnin" which failed to make it onto 1988's The Hits.The Essential Reo Speedwagon is a great purchase for someone who is buying their first Reo CD, or for casual fans who own the Hits, but have a desire to hear more without buying every individual title.My only complaint is that "I don't wanna lose you" didn't make it onto the album,but that's allright.
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19 of 28 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Box set is needed - because this is a skim job!! August 24, 2004
By V. Rock
Format:Audio CD
OK, this is fairly comprehensive when it comes to hits but it really doesn't do justice to the band's history. It's obvious that Kevin Cronin had a big hand in this compilation which is why it might be fine for the Johnny come lately REO fans who got on board in the late seventies or eighties, but for long time fans going back to the early seventies it is sadly lacking. There are those of us from the midwest who were there from the beginning. We saw this band in the clubs and bars when they were working hard to get second and third bill on bigger gigs. A nice bunch of guys who busted their butts and rocked harder than the pop band it became in the 80's (referred to in my household as R.E.O. Weeniewagon). Fans like us abandoned ship when the glossy pop started paying dividends for the band (ie. they sold out).

So, with Cronin picking the tunes, it's no surprise how he minimizes the contributions of early vocalists Terry Luttrel (who after leaving the band was in Starcastle) and Mike Murphey. R.E.O.'s 1st LP certainly wasn't their greatest and hasn't aged well, but it did include the original version of 157 Riverside Avenue which would have been a better choice than Sophisticated Lady. It's also more concise and less histrionic than the live version (naturally featuring Cronin and included in the package). 1972's R.E.O. T.W.O. was, in my opinion one of the band's finest records (1973's Ridin the Storm Out was also fantastic) and featured Cronin on vocals. Essential features two songs from the 2nd LP (Cronin's autobiographical Music Man & social commentary Golden Country) and later features the live version of Like You Do which was also originally on the album.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars REO ROCKS!
These are the hits you remember. Great cd collection. Just wished there were new bands coming out that I liked as well.
Published 3 months ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars ESSENTIAL REO SPEEDWAGON by REO SPEEDWAGON
In my opinion, anyone who is a fan of the Rock Music of the 1970s/1980s, especially if You are an "REO SPEEDWAGON" fan!!!. Read more
Published 4 months ago by todddjreese
5.0 out of 5 stars Better audio quality, great songs
This has much better audio quality than "The Hits" that I bought a couple decades ago, and it has all their best songs whereas The Hits missed a few.
Published 4 months ago by K. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars great collection
you can't find any collection from REO Speedwagon like this. it,s got all the big and little hits on it, highly recommended.
Published 5 months ago by morteza behnam
5.0 out of 5 stars The Essential REO Speedwagon
REO Speedwagon is my very favorite band and this is a great collection. I wish I had ordered 2 of them.
Published 5 months ago by Deda Berente
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Get CD, has a lot of songs I had forgotten, since I am an old fart now. Can't wait for upcoming concert!!! Make's me feel young again!
Published 5 months ago by Marie Ivey
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic!
It is good to hear some of the songs that you can not get on the radio. Very happy with this CD.
Published 7 months ago by James Hoekstra
5.0 out of 5 stars It's all here ...
This is a fine collection, complete with a few songs you may have forgotten.
The only way this could have been better would be to have added
the album version of Riding... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Brian Cleaveland
4.0 out of 5 stars Truly an essential set
"Essentials" CD sets are always going to have that one (or five) tracks that are missing. Those will always be mentioned in public reviews. Read more
Published 14 months ago by T. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Stellar collection
What a great collection of every classic REO Speedwagon song, from the hits like Keep on Lovin You and I Can't Fight This Feeling to their great album tracks like In Your Letter... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Mary A. Cade
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