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From his 1970 take on Eleanor Rigby to his first U.S. hits to his '80s smashes, here are 42 songs that saw Rick rise from Aussie star to worldwide power-pop phenomenon. Those early hits ( Speak to the Sky; American Girls; Take a Hand ) give way to the anthemic #1 Jessie's Girl ; big '80s hits I've Done Everything for You; Don't Talk to Strangers; Affair of the Heart; Love Somebody; Bop 'Til You Drop; Souls; Love Is Alright Tonite; What Kind of Fool Am I; Don't Walk Away , and more!

Disc: 1
1. Eleanor Rigby
2. Speak To The Sky
3. Believe In Me
4. American Girls
5. Take A Hand
6. Jessie's Girl
7. I've Done Everything For You
8. Carry Me Away
9. Love Is Alright Tonite
10. The Light Of Love
See all 22 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Human Touch
2. Love Somebody
3. Don't Walk Away
4. Bop Til You Drop
5. Dance This World Away
6. Celebrate Youth
7. State Of The Heart
8. Written In Rock
9. Walk Like A Man
10. The Power Of Love (The Tao Of Love)
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 15, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • ASIN: B004LFO0P6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,719 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M on August 10, 2012
Format: Audio CD
Some of the Rick Springfield best-of's don't contain the b-side Believe In Me. This is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard and is an absolute must for Springfield collectors. I rate it as his opus in terms of Brian Wilson's God Only Knows. This set gets a 5 as a result of its inclusion' but lots of other good stuff here as well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Char on August 19, 2013
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I just finished reading his book, love that also! This CD was worth the money! Great songs old new, the ones you know, and new stuff!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carrie Carleton on February 11, 2013
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I love this album. Great mix of classics. Jessie's girl is a classic. I can't wait to hear his new album, Songs for the End of the World.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By elefantz on February 7, 2013
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This is a really tremendous collection of Rick's music spanning his entire career. He personally had a hand in picking each song so it is not just the 'hits' but songs that mean something. Included is a personal note by Rick explaining what each song means to him, what it is about, what was going on in his life at the time of writing it, and whay it is still important. I have been a fan since I was a crazy teenager with my first crush so listening to each song also brings back my own memories about where I was in life when I first heard each song. I still have all of Rick's records but love that I can now listen in the car or anywhere else. If you are even a mild fan, this collection is worth getting. The songs are great, the notes are wonderful to read and I can't help but smile everytime I turn it on.
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By David D.Deaton on July 12, 2014
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I have alway's been a big fan and music lover of Mr Springfield music.great cd.
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I also thought the he was a talented singer going way back before he hit the mainstream Pop?Rock charts. I bought this knowing that included some of songs before he hit it big with Jessie' Girl.
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By Randy B. Rebuck on January 11, 2014
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It's a good Cd with some songs when he was with zoot. A lot of favorites and sound is very good.
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I have been a loyal 30 year + Rick Springfield fan and this is THE BEST album for real Rick fans. It spans the life and career of Rick Springfield from his early "Comic Book Heroes" album to "Living in Oz" . Classics like "Speak To The Sky" and rare cuts including "Believe in Me" and "Take a Hand" are so great to hear. "Me and Johnny", "Human Touch" and "Souls" ( a song written about his wife Barbara) really transport you back in time. Memories of the movie "Hard To Hold" with "State Of The Heart" and "Love Somebody" and the very heartfelt "My Father's Chair" will really remind you of the amazing songwriter Rick is and "Eleanor Rigby" back from his early days will blow you away! One of my favorites now that I've seen Rick's "Stripped Down" live tour is "An Ordinary Girl" . A song you won't hear on any of his albums! It was especially written for the love of is life.. Barbara.. who he affectionately refers to as "Barbie". I play this album all the time in my car and with continuous songs on (2) discs I really hate to get to my destination. "Working Class Dog" , "I Get Excited" "Jessie's Girl" and "It's Always Something" always put a smile on my face. The quality of these recordings makes it that much more worth the purchase. I feel like Rick is serenading me on my way to work and rocking me all the way home with all of his hits! Buy this album.... It's the best Rick Purchase you will make in the New Year!
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