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Essentials [Original recording remastered, Import]

Georgia SatellitesAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Keep Your Hands To YourselfGeorgia Satellites 3:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Battleship ChainsGeorgia Satellites 2:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Railroad SteelGeorgia Satellites 4:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Open All NightGeorgia Satellites 2:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Don't Pass Me ByGeorgia Satellites 4:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Hippy Hippy ShakeGeorgia Satellites 1:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Another ChanceGeorgia Satellites 4:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. All Over But the Cryin'Georgia Satellites 5:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Bring Down The HammerGeorgia Satellites 4:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Every Picture Tells A StoryGeorgia Satellites 5:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Whole Lotta Shakin'Georgia Satellites 2:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Games People PlayGeorgia Satellites 3:40$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 10, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: Wea International
  • ASIN: B000068CWY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #310,643 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect partytime rock and roll February 20, 2005
Format:Audio CD
One-hit wonders like the Georgia Satellites have a major advantage over career rockers - they never overstay their welcome. As a result, practically every track on this CD leaves you wanting more because the Satellites sang every song as though it were their last. Which, in retrospect, wasn't far from the truth.

"Keep Your Hands To Yourself" is the major hit here, but there are also some great covers, like "Don't Pass Me By" and "Hippy Hippy Shake." The Satellites never strayed from the same Keith Richards/Faces style rock that the more successful Black Crowes similarly mined, but the Satellites' music is tighter and cleaner. You could dance to the Satellites, whereas you couldn't to the Crowes. If the Satellites had better songwriting and management, their careers wouldn't have been as brief. Then again, groups which appear out of nowhere, hit the listener in the chest like a speeding 16-wheeler, then vanish are what keeps rock exciting for me. Well worth your time, if you want rock that really rocks.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A One-Hit Wonder...But What A Hit!!! August 8, 2002
Format:Audio CD
If I had to choose between The Essentials and 1993's Let It Rock, I'd have to go with Elektra's 20-track anthology. But with only their debut album still in print, The Essentials is the only way to get the Georgia Satellites killer remake of Joe South's "Games People Play." While the Satellites were a one-hit wonder--the terrific "Keep Your Hands to Yourself"--their Chuck Berry-inspired brand of rock and roll filtered through the Stones and the Faces (check out their version of "Every Picture Tells a Story") were one of the bright (if fleeting) moments of the Eighties. If you loved "Keep Your Hands to Yourself," you'll love everything else on this album. RECOMMENDED
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5.0 out of 5 stars Liked even better than I thought I would May 25, 2014
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
Got this because of one of the hit songs on the album, but actually almost all the cuts are great. I especially like their take on "Don't Pass Me By" (original by the Beatles).
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