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Greatest Hits

Better Than EzraAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Everyone knows Better Than Ezra. They're the million-selling band with hits like "Good" and "A Lifetime" that sells out venues coast to coast and enjoys a legion of fans so faithful they've dubbed themselves the Ezralites. So, what's the story behind that name?

"We have never revealed it, even under duress," says front man Kevin Griffin. "We ... Read more in Amazon's Better Than Ezra Store

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  • Audio CD (March 15, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • ASIN: B0007PALAW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,768 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. King of New Orleans
2. Good
3. At the Stars -- single remix
4. In the Blood -- single remix
5. Extra Ordinary -- featuring Dj Swamp
6. Rosealia -- single remix
7. Desperately Wanting
8. Misunderstood
9. This Time Of Year -- French Radio Version
10. Under You
11. Tremble
12. One More Murder
13. Porcelain -- VooDoo Mix
14. Laid
15. Wallflower

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Greatest hits package from this 90's alternative rock band featuring the classic hits 'Rosealia' and 'In The Blood'. Rhino Records. 2005.

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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice collection March 22, 2005
By Chris
Format:Audio CD
Since the early 90's Better Than Ezra has been around and making good music that, for the most part, has flown under a lot of people's radar. They have definitely gathered a cult following that has allowed them four terrific albums (excluding artifakt), a live album and now finally a Greatest Hits package.

On this release fans can find many of the favourite songs the band is "known" for. Such songs include the mega-hit "Good", along with other crowd pleasers "Desperately Wanting", "At The Stars" and the song some people know due to a McDonald's commercial, "Extra Ordinary". Included are also some of the more rare releases that could formerly only be found on web-site-avalible "artifakt" album; "Tremble" and "Wallflower".

This Greatest Hits package couldn't be complete if it weren't for some revamped songs and a new release. On this note, the band has re-recorded two songs from the debut album "Deluxe" for the listeners enjoyment. Here, they have included the version, that could previously only be found live that has been dubbed by BTE fans as the "Voodoo Remix" of "Porcelain", which is much more savvy and blues driven. Also they have updated a concert favourite in "This Time of Year", which here is also including part of the song "Get You In". A cover of the James song "Laid" is the newest offering on the album, which starts off sounding like they have fused together that song with AC/DC's "For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)".

This Greatest Hits package goes from start to finish with some of the best songs Better Than Ezra have recorded over the span of their careers. Instead of just taking the songs off of the original albums, they have also included several "single versions" of songs that mix things up a bit.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Why bother with this? July 25, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I like Better Than Ezra, I really do. I own CD's of "Deluxe" and "Friction, Baby", and if you don't yet have any BTE cd's, I'd recommend you buy those two instead of springing for this disappointing-sounding comp. There's a lot of good music on those two CD's that you'll be missing out on by going the 'greatest hits' route, plus a couple of the remixes on this CD are WORSE than the original versions! Cases in point:

- Porcelain: Take a sensitive, well-arranged piece of music as it appears on "Deluxe", and trash it up beyond recognition with an arrangement that's so out of character with the lyrics it's sadly funny - you have the "voodoo remix" that appears here. Pretty pitiful.

- "In The Blood": What's with all the extra noises here? The original song (again on "Deluxe") is much less cluttered and simply works better than the version on this comp.

You get the idea. My opinion is this: If you like BTE, make sure you at least have "Deluxe" and "Friction" in your collection. And if you just want one CD of theirs, then choose whichever of those you like. But don't cheat yourself by making this the only collection of BTE's music you own - they're really much Better Than This.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just making a note to browsers of this listing... September 10, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Just thought I'd let someone know that there's 16, not 15 tracks on this disc (I didn't have the box in front of me, but I was trying to find the track listings while I listened, and I realized a lot were like one off).

The 5th track is actually "Live Again" and then the rest of the tracks follow in the same order after that. I'm not sure why this error occurred on Amazon, but I hope someone fixes it. I'm pretty sure the back of my box is accurate though, or I would have noticed the first time I heard it...
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5.0 out of 5 stars I think it's great September 20, 2007
By Pete
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
It's my first Better Than Ezra purchase. I think it's great. I'll probably end up buying some other Better Than Ezra discs. I do wish Amazon would pack CD's better though. The Jewel Case arrived all smashed up. The CD has a big scratch near the edge which doesn't seem to come into play...Pete
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Disapointment? I dont think so... August 17, 2006
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Format:Audio CD
Everyone says that this album pretty much sucks and doesnt cover enough of bte's greater songs. But they had a lot of good songs! These are just the big radio lover's favorites other than laid and porcelain which are brand new (porclain's original version is found on deluxe) but this is a great starter album for anyone getting into the older bte! I mean it has wallflower and tremble on it and those are very hard to get since the artifakt album is rare and if you do find it, it costs a lot of money! Plus you have a lot of cool mixes and stuff here and i can tell that this time of year's new version was probably done around the time of closer because it sounds sort of like something off of that cd and it has the lyrics to get you in somewhere in the song...and also it has a lot of songs that werent as popular on the radio such as porcelain and the new versions of a lot of older hits! But still you need to have before the robots and deluxe somewhere in your collection because they are very good as well. And i must say this is a great opprotunity to get this cd for a decent price because for a popular greatest hits album this thing sure is hard to find! And even if you have all the other albums do not hesitate because the songs are different then what they use to be back in the 90's. This is a must-have for any ezra fan!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
These guys just get better with age.
Published 23 days ago by Maggie Black
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have
A must have in any cd collection.
Published 1 month ago by Pia E.
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the investment for memory triggers.
Ah thr good ole days. I always get an inkling to hear these guys. Once I hear a song I want to hear and remember more. Excellent deal great job targeting the hits as well.
Published 4 months ago by Chris Stansell
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift
This was a gift for a fan of "Better than Ezra" so I couldn't go wrong with a "greatest hits".
Published 13 months ago by Kylie L.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Cd
better than erza greatest hits is officially one of my new favorite CDs, I can't stop listening to it!!!! :)
Published 14 months ago by jackie
5.0 out of 5 stars Throwback to another time...
This was the first CD I "burned" when CD burners were new... riding the bus in High School, this was my spot on my portable CD player. Read more
Published 14 months ago by J. Miller
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Listening Fun
a great 90's flashback, the songs from the radio and songs i never heard but are growing on me, its fun to rock out with the windows down and the volume up
Published 15 months ago by Steven Hannold
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Band.
I was surprised when I looked through my music and discovered I didn't have the song Good. I did have a Better Then Ezra album, but it didn't have, Good; on it. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Lip Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars The best collection of the best Ezra songs.
I was happy with the CD. I find these to be some of the best songs by them to be included in this collection.
Published 19 months ago by Theresa M. Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars bte
I've found, and was somewhat surprised to learn, that a lot of songs that I've heard on the radio and loved are by BTE. Bought this album and love it.
Published on March 21, 2012 by ggustg
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