Gold [2 CD] Original recording remastered
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If you own the two Chess Best-ofs, which, taken together, total 40 tracks, you're missing some 12 essential tracks from "Gold" and "Anthology".
If you have the out-of-print "Great 28", not only are you missing 24 of these tracks (including "Wee Wee Hours", "You Never Can Tell", "Promised Land", "Don't You Lie to Me"), but the sound quality here is much improved, so it's time to upgrade.
Anyway, this collection is simply stunning. From the very first song to the final little number, I was hooked. The songs are just simply so catchy, it's damn near impossible to stop yourself from breaking into a hoedown during songs like "Maybelene" or "30 Days". What makes this music so good is it's simplicity. Each song averages around 2 1/2 minutes or so, and each follows a fairly basic verse-chorus-verse format, but instead of making everything sound stale or trite it only enhances each song's unique fun. Each song drops in, lays down a beat and Chuck commences vocally hopping about in ways only he can. Truth be told, his soloing isn't overly-complex or intricate, it's just fun to listen to in it's own right. Hey, if it sounds good, who cares if it's simple?
Now I feel like an idiot for not listening to this genius earlier in my life. Chuck Berry is awesome, and who cares how metal that sounds. 5 stars.
The essential Chuck Berry tracks that you need are all here. There are too many to name but just a few of the classics you'll find here are Johnny B. Goode, Maybellene, Roll Over Beethoven, Sweet Little Sixteen, School Days and Rock and Roll Music. The only notable omission is Run Rudolph Run, but that one tends to show up on numerous Christmas compilations anyway. Chuck Berry is one of the single most important performers in rock history. But if rock history doesn't particularly interest you, his music is just incredibly enjoyable to listen to as well. Despite the earliest of these songs being fifty years old now, they have aged incredibly well. There are a couple of dated elements here and there, but overall these songs still hold up as good as anything. Almost all of them were written by Berry himself and his vocals and guitar are always top notch. He had a spectacular feel for rhythm and a wonderful sense of humor. Many of his songs were filled with innuendos in an era where sexuality was not allowed in popular music. The songs are mostly about cars and sex, and about half of the songs about cars are really metaphors for sex.
This is essential music that belongs in any rock and roll lovers collection. Chuck Berry Gold has a lot of music for a good price, so if you have no Chuck Berry music I would strongly suggest buying this CD right away.
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One of the Best Classic Rock & Roll music. Wild Rock & Roll and Sweet Blues music.Published 6 months ago by Rodney Young
I researched the breath out of this Chuck Berry CD situation as of 2/12/15. It has been exhausting, and at times FRUSTRATING. Read morePublished 12 months ago by speedythecat
Nobody sounds like Chuck Berry! He was a rock and roll jewel who gives every song such vivid life and color.Published 19 months ago by Canary
Who doesn't like Chuck Berry? Another great music CD by a rock and roll artist from the good old days!Published on January 5, 2014 by Sugarbdandy
If you are not that familiar with the body of work that is among the most influential in Rock and Roll history, then by all means get this now. Read morePublished on October 18, 2013 by Mr. Baker
This music gets you singing and dancing. I listen to this alot in my car and I enjoy it. I bought this cd to replace my old one because it got scratched up...Published on September 2, 2013 by CARRIE
Gold is one of the finest compilations from the great Chuck Berry.This compilation features some of his best songs and showcases Chuck at his best on the vocals and on the... Read morePublished on May 2, 2012 by Rohit R
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I bought my copy in the US, although the back label says "Manufactured and distributed by Universal Music Canada Inc." Anyway, yes, my booklet is missing a block of text there, too. I'm 51 years old, and I can assure you that record companies have always been sticklers for details.
Jan 16, 2009 by st3333ve | See all 2 posts