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Greatest Hits

November 15, 2004

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 15, 2004
  • Release Date: November 15, 2004
  • Label: Reprise
  • Copyright: 2004 Reprise Records for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the U.S.
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  • Total Length: 1:16:27
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  • ASIN: B0018AM1YY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (367 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #783 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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This digitally remastered version sounds great.
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There are too many great songs on this album to list, so just buy it.
Mitch
It contains several great songs all performed very well.
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67 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Paul Allaer TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 17, 2004
Format: Audio CD
It is amazing to me how many times record companies and/or the artists themselves manage to screw up a "greatest hits" compilation. Too often are such compilations done to represent the entire career of the artist, regardless whether the artist's biggest hits stem from throughout that career. The "Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002" is a good example of that: too many latter day non-greatest hits take up space instead of overlooked real greatest hits.

Neil Young's "Greatest Hits" (16 tracks, 77 min.) thankfully is just that: his truly greatest hits, regardless of how recent or not so recent they are. This results then in a compilation on which only the last 2 songs are are post-1979 (1989's "Rockin' in the Free Workd" and 1992's "Harvest Moon"). In other words, 14 of the 16 songs on here are from 1969-1979. Although one can always argue whether this or that song should've been on here (I'd say that "Comes a Time" belongs on here), the truth is that, for the CASUAL Neil Young fan (if there is such a thing), this "Greatest Hits" CD truly represents his best known songs.

For the not-so-casual Neil Young fan, beware: there is significant overlap between this "Greatest Hits" and the 1977 "Decade" compilation: 10 of the 16 songs on "Greatest Hits" are also found on "Decade". That said, kudos for the audio quality of this CD, which sounds remarkedly better than the "Decade" compilation. "Neil Young Greatest Hits" is an essential CD for any music fan.
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65 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Steve Vrana HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on November 29, 2004
Format: Audio CD
It's hard to argue with the tracks included on this single disc collection, and it's really pointless to kvetch about which of your favorite Neil Young tracks got left off. Odds are you have them all anyway. I know I do. My only question is who was this CD compiled for? Obvioulsy his fans already have these songs. And with the most recent song on this disc dating from 1992 ("Harvest Moon"), it's unlikely that the casual fan was waiting twelve years for this to get released.

Longtime fans who bought 1977's DECADE already have all but five of these songs. You know what I'm waiting for? Where's DECADE II and III? [In fact, Young is only three years away from being able to release DECADE IV.]

And shouldn't this have been titled BEST OF instead of GREATEST HITS? Sure, it includes all three of his early-seventies top 40 hits, but it omits other singles that charted in the hot 100 like "When You Dance I Can Really Love," "Walk On" and "Four Strong Winds," among others.

Bottom line, this is a terrific collection of songs with some of Young's most powerful anthems. Five stars for the music, but I would think this is going to have limited appeal for anyone but the neophyte fan.
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81 of 94 people found the following review helpful By H. M Rivera on November 25, 2004
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
It is not worth springing for the CD+DVD version. The CD is already a HDCD and playing the DVD side to side (A-B testing) to the CD in a HDCD-able player, shows that:

A) The so-called master mixes are the same for both.

B) The HDCD beats the DVD easily in fidelity and bass response (I know it should'nt be like this). I used a Denon HDCD compatible player and a SONY SE DVD/SACD player (their top of the line), so both were played in good players.

C) The 2 videos are pretty easy to ignore (buyer beware: the TV ad makes it look that the "Rocking in the Free World" video is the live Crazy Horse version from "Weld". It isn't. It is a lip-synch video to the "Freedom" version).

Mind you, the DVD version IS NOT a DVD-Audio version, just a Dolby Digital version (there is a difference), but it should have sounded better than the HDCD (properly decoded).

As for the song selection, ho-hum. Maybe the DVD could have had alternate or live versions to make it worthwhile.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By David B. Bennett on November 29, 2004
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The only reason that I am writeing this review is to correct a couple of mistakes in a couple of other reviews. One of the other reviewers mentioned that this is available as an SACD. This is not true, Neil Young does not support the SACD format. Another reviewer mentioned that the DVD only has a Dolby Digital track of the music. This is not true. The DVD disc has a very high resolution 24 bit 96 khz version of the music. This super high resolution version of the music is far superior to any HDCD version simply because HDCD is a 16 bit 44.1 khz soundtrack. This set is worth getting simply for the super high resolution of the music. Most DVD-Audio discs cost $20 by themselfs and here you are able to get one for just a couple of dollars. Buy this set, you will love it.
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful By R. Morris on April 23, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Actually, I'd give this CD four and a half stars. The only thing that prevents a five-star review is that any greatest hits of someone as important as Neil Young needs to have 2 CDs to cover all the material the man has produced over the years. Sound quality excellent, and the versions are full-length, as much as ten minutes in the case of 'Cowgirl in the Sand'. Neil Young was one of the seminal singer/songwriters of the sixties and early seventies, and his works capture the era of protest and baby-boomers coming of age. The song selection is good for a single CD. As someone who has most of Young's work on vinyl, I realize that this retrospective is only about half what deserves to be included, but it is a good start, and highly recommended.
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