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Greatest Hits

Better Than EzraAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 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: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,050 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

Editorial Reviews

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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23 of 27 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 11, 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
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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 Worth the investment for memory triggers. April 17, 2014
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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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gift July 11, 2013
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This was a gift for a fan of "Better than Ezra" so I couldn't go wrong with a "greatest hits".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Cd June 26, 2013
By jackie
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better than erza greatest hits is officially one of my new favorite CDs, I can't stop listening to it!!!! :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Throwback to another time... June 22, 2013
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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. Every track is it's own masterpiece, with the climax being everyone's favorite "Desperately Wanting." It's amazing how music can take you back to the fond memories of another time and place.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 10 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 12 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 15 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 Gordon Gustafson
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than mediocre all around
I remember hearing songs like "Into the Bleed" and "Desperately Wanting" on the radio back in the day, so when i wanted to get an introduction to the band, I bought this as kind of... Read more
Published on November 13, 2011 by Shelley D. Bowen
5.0 out of 5 stars Nawlins funk
Another musical phenom from NOLA. Loved em at Jazz fest love em on CD
Published on February 6, 2009 by N. Meek
5.0 out of 5 stars My #1 Driving CD
I love this CD. Its not too hard, not too soft, and all the songs are snappy, upbeat and great to sing along with. It's great for driving. Read more
Published on November 29, 2008 by Evelyn Doherty
5.0 out of 5 stars You can't go wrong with greatest hits
To be honest, I bought this because of the song "Laid", but find that I like or am familiar with the other songs.
Published on July 14, 2008 by IE
5.0 out of 5 stars Strong Greatest Hits album
I really enjoyed this band back in my early college days and unfortunately along the way a few of my CDs went missing. I was excited to find this album and it hasn't let me down. Read more
Published on March 17, 2008 by jgUNCCrugby
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