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Greatest Hits Volume Two CD/DVD
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on August 29, 2008
Format: Audio CD
This CD/DVD is a must have collection for all Goo fans! The CD has great rarities, including the demo version of Iris, giving the opportunity to hear the transformation of the song from first recording to the monster hit version. This is a chance to hear the history of the Goo Goo Dolls and to take a listen back through time. The DVD has all the music videos, as well as some live performances from Red Rocks last year, and is again an opportunity to view the musical transformation of one of Americas best loved bands. Awesome is the best way to describe this CD/DVD collection. Buy it, you won't be disappointed.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on August 28, 2008
Format: Audio CD
This CD is for the diehard Goo fan. If you only know the Goo on the radio then this might be a surprise for you. The songs on the radio are the ballads and pop songs which are on Volume I. When you listen to this you will notice they can rock too! There are only a couple songs that I found hard to listen to and they were the old cover songs. I knew when I bought the CD that I might not like a few songs but it still did not keep me from buying. I am glad I did. I did not care about having all the videos as the music is the most important to me. I still consider it a bonus to have them. The Red Rocks concert is great! Any fan, diehard or not, will love it! This is truely a great band and this CD shows their progression over two decades. If you are looking for the songs mentioned above in the first review, check out EOAC - otherwise known as What I Learned About Ego, Opinion, Art, and Commerce. That's another great compilation CD.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on September 10, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Goo Goo Dolls released most of their hits on "Greatest Hits: Vol. 1," leaving the not quite so great hits for "Vol. 2," with some 80s cover songs and a demo of "Iris." The collection of videos on disc two is incredible, but after a while, I got tired of all the Goo Goo.

Don't get me wrong, I love the Goo Goo Dolls. Even if radio stations don't play their really great hits ("Black Balloon") as much as they really should, the Goo Goo Dolls are a very good pop rock band. However, if anyone can imagine how nauseated they were with hearing "Iris" twenty million times on the station, they have yet to listen to the overdose of dramatic pop on "Vol. 2." All the Goo Goo Dolls' videos are on disc two, so everyone can now get their daily music video fix of John Rzeznik with this double-disc album.

And if that wasn't enough, the Goo Goo Dolls even added a video of five songs from their concert at Red Rocks, Colorado. And they also snuck in a performance of "Slide" in there as well. This is an excellent collection of goodies and treats from the band.

But be warned, do not try to listen to all the videos in one day. Believe me, I tried, and by the end, I didn't want to hear anymore of those pop hooks again.

But the Goo Goo Dolls are still a very good band. One especially good reason to get this album is for the obscure song from the "Batman and Robin" soundtrack, "Lazy Eye." This is the Goo Goo Dolls at their best, with the loudest and edgiest performance that would even make Billy Corgan proud.

And the Goo Goo Dolls play some great smashing punk renditions of 80s songs, such as "Slave Girl" by the Lime Spiders and "Don't Change" by INXS.

So even though I got tired of it, the Goo Goo Dolls' fans will snatch this collection from music stores (or amazon) immediately. And I just can't resist watching the video of "Black Balloon" over and over again.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on August 24, 2008
Format: Audio CD
I love the Goo Goo Dolls. However, the reason I am giving this 1 star is because all the music videos are not on here which is pure laziness. What's missing you ask? Better Days and Give a little bit. Two music videos I like. Why would this happen? It makes no sense. I hate when there is a release where its not complete. Also, on their website there was listed a full live performance. What happened? It was taken down and when I got the DVD it only had six tracks from Red Rocks? They could have easily fit the entire concert with all the music videos. This could have been a fantastic release. Their live cd from a few years ago was great, so I expected more from this release. Very disappointed certain music videos were left off and the entire concert wasn't put on here when it could have fitted. We expect more Goo Goo Dolls!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 10, 2009
Format: MP3 Music
If your a fan of the top-40 hits of the band, stick with Vol 1. If you've liked the band since "Superstar Carwash" and before, or are maybe tired of hearing Iris on the radio, give this disc a spin. Its not the rest of the radio-friendly hits. Its somewhat redundant to "Ego, Opinion, Art & Commerce," but American Girl, Million Miles Away and the Red Rocks video make it worth adding to the collection.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on August 21, 2008
Format: MP3 Music
Pretty standard second edition of the The Goo's greatest hits. All the non singles hits are here + a few great live and demo versions of the classics like "Iris" and "All Eyes On Me" which are really all the advanced fan would need to add to their collection. I was impressed with the Tom Petty cover of "American Girl" as well, and was actually fortunate enough to have heard them play it live. For the die hard fan, there is nothing new here sans the obligatory "Iris" demo worth purchasing since you more than likely already own them in their full cd form. For the casual fan, I'd suggest starting off with the "Greatest Hits Volume One - The singles" record first before diving into this record. --Ak.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 13, 2010
Format: Audio CDVerified Purchase
My quest for The Goo Goo Dolls' music started when I recently discovered that "Iris" (theme song to the movie "Angel City") was actually their masterpiece instead of Ronan Keating or others'. Now the whole picture is complete. John Rzeznik asked a lot of questions before writing the theme; he then came up with some touching words such as, "When everything is made to be broken, I just want you to know my name..." -- a hint of death, but it can never do those in love apart, very suitable for the movie. Unarguably, John Rzeznik is a great commander of words. The lyrics he writes are fun, picturesque, bold, humanistic and thought-provoking as well. This is evident in every song he has written. One example taken from "Slide" goes, "Don't you love the life you killed? Your priest is on the phone; your father hit the wall; your ma disowed you .. What you feel is what you are; And what you are is beautiful; May do you wanna get married? Or run away?" -- so AMERICAN and what a slick way to propose! My favorite lines are "All because I'm, All because I'm, And I'll become, What you became to me." from "Black Baloon". How powerful are clever words! In this greatest hits collection, you get to hear all the band's goodies and you will also find that the DVD presents you a band that have got the right looks and charisma of a super rock band. Their brilliant arrangement of guitars and drums intertwined with the laid-back yet intense style of vocals will certainly rock you out and leave you wantig more. They are certainly a heaven-sent gift to the eyes and ears!!!
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on January 20, 2011
Format: Audio CDVerified Purchase
Goo Goo Dolls Volume II is a great buy, a combination of a CD/DVD. The DVD has 17 videos, including live performances from the Goo Goo Dolls at Red Rocks. The CD has over 20 songs from all the Goos great albums. This is a great introduction to the Goo Goo Dolls or if you are already a fan, you can see how they have matured through the years. John Rzeznik's beautiful lyrics and melodies combine with all the bandmates and their expertise on their instruments. It is now my favorite CD and DVD. Love Love Love The Goos.
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on December 4, 2008
Format: Audio CD
I bought this album, the songs included might not be so good but DVD was really worth having. But I got a bit disappointed because there are videos missing: Before it's too late, Give a little bit. Those videos must have been included. I appreciate to have the first Goo's videos, but I would have loved to have ALL videos.

Besides, is there a video of Big Machine? If there is, i would have loved to have it too.

The video concert is really cool, I like it more than the 2004 Buffalo's concert.
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on May 21, 2014
Format: MP3 MusicVerified Purchase
I had gotten the first greatest hits album and wanted to hear more. It was just as good as the first.
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