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Philadelphia Road - The Best Of The Bacon Brothers

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 19, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hypertension
  • ASIN: B005NNML92
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,675 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Philadelphia Road The Best Of is the first Best Of compilation of The Bacon Brothers, which reflects the musical work of Kevin and Michael Bacon from the last 15 years. The Best Of contains 18 original Tracks plus one guest performance with the Bellamy Brothers. The record is laden with the brothers trademark gritty Rock and a touch of Philly soul, and harkens back to those roots in the City Of Brotherly Love, when life was less complicated and music filled the air.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Bacon Brothers Compilation CD December 4, 2011
Format:Audio CD
The Bacon Brothers are one of the best kept secrets in the music industry...hopefully this CD will help change that! It is a great collection of songs from their first CDs. It gives you a good feel for their sound. Basically whoever is singing lead wrote the song. You'll find out that Kevin is not only an amazing actor but also a talented singer/songwriter. Michael is a professional musician known for scoring movies and documentaries. Their unique talents combine to create a pleasing folk/rock sound. The brothers are backed up by an incredibly talented band which adds richness to their sound. Their live shows are even better than their CDs, so if you get the chance to see them live, go! They are also on Facebook ([...]) and [...].
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music- Worth a Listen December 26, 2011
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I found these guys about 12 years ago, accidentally, and have been a huge fan ever since. Their concerts are so fun, and their albums are full of clever lyrics and a nice variety of musical styles. I recommend their albums to everyone I know. This will be a great compilation to give as a gift. It's worth your while to grab a copy, then go to their website and find out when they're playing in your area. You won't regret it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the Best November 30, 2011
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This CD is a great compilation of the Bacon Brothers' songs. People don't seem to give this band enough credit. If you haven't taken the time to take a listen, you should. Their music is fun, heartfelt, and inspirational. BTW, if you have the chance to catch them live - even better!!!
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Philly's own Bacon Brothers choose what they feel is their best. Kevin proves he can do more than act, though I feel Michael is the better writer and singer

I'll agree with reviewer M. Locke about the reason for the four stars I'm giving this CD. I'm not sure what CD "M" got back in January - or the review posted last November (2011) - because the release date on the CD I got (and properly listed on Amazon) is June 19, 2012.

Anyway, not all the songs here are great - after all they were recorded and released over a period of 15 years - but the "best" of each album was chosen (at least in the opinion of the "Brothers") and I like what's here. Hence my four stars. Just not enough to give it the top rating.

I go back a LONG way with at least one of the Bacons - Michael. Michael (along with his then partner celloist Larry Gold - now a recording studio owner in Philly) were regulars on the Philly club circuit in the early 70s, when their duo was named Good News. They had a great Lp on Columbia and then parted ways. Michael continued to perform here in Philly and released a couple of Lps, also on Columbia. I still have those and play them. He then moved to NYC and started composing music for commercials and TV. A few years later his "baby brother" Kevin - at that point a well-known actor (whose best performance IMHO was in the overlooked "Telling Lies In America" about a disk jockey modeled after Philly DJ legend Jerry Blavat - check it out!) - had time between films and started gigging with Michael and writing songs. I've seen the Bacons perform live a few times and they put on a great show.\

But back to this CD. I'll be upfront and say that I prefer Michael's songs, and his distinctive voice, to Kev's but that's being subjective.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of Their Early Years January 31, 2012
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While I gave this cd 5 stars I don't think it's a total representation of The Bacon Brothers music from their beginnings to their music to date. I gave it 5 stars because each of these songs ARE the best of their first 3 cds, with the addition of a somewhat recent collaboration with The Bellamy Brothers and a re-mix of Unhappy Birthday. When I think of a "Best Of" collection I think it should be representative of a band's work up to that point. When I first saw what songs were on the cd I thought, "How could they have a Best Of cd and not include songs like Write a Song and Peace Dance, (White Knuckles), or Children, Wildlife, and New Year's Day, (New Year's Day)? But that's just this long-time fan's opinion.

With that said, every song on this cd is a fine representation of the Bacon Brothers finest music from their first 3 cds, FOROSOCO, Getting There, and Can't Complain, with 2 exceptions. Unhappy Birthday came from their White Knuckles cd, this being a re-mix for the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, and Guilty of the Crime is the above mentioned collaboration. If you want to experience the Best OF The Bacon Brothers music during their early years this is the cd to buy. It's the best representation of Kevin and Michael as songwriters and of the band's evolution of style. As the band has grown, so has their music and the tightness of the band as a whole.

I highly recommend this cd, especially if you have never heard the Bacon Brothers music. This is a true sampling of their best from the early years. But I would also highly recommend White Knuckles and New Year's Day to get the full picture of Bacon Brothers music. To get the FULL experience that is Bacon Brothers???....See them live!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A bit of Heaven! November 16, 2011
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From their first album in the late 1990's to their most recent one, there are outstanding favorites on every one - and now they have put them all together in one place! Beginning with the Unhappy Birthday song, re-written for the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, the Bacon Brothers tell their life stories through poignant original songs that connect to each of us - whether a ballad or a great dance song. They definitely display the variety of genres - Folk, Rock, Soul, and Country (forosoco)- that they enjoy, as well as their talent as songwriters and the depth of band's musicianship. With 20 songs, it is the perfect CD to have you smiling at the end of a long car ride or tiresome commute. EXTRA: The insert booklet is very nicely done, with the words written out for each song, and expert photography setting the mood.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Love both Bacon Brothers!!
Published 14 days ago by Dink
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
There are many of my favorite Bacon Brothers tracks on this CD. I love it!
Published 2 months ago by stromsongs
4.0 out of 5 stars Never heard of the Bacon Brothers
Of course, that does not include Kevin Bacon, who has one of the most prolific film careers in the business. Wife wanted this album/CD, I was very pleased with the tunes, all good.
Published 2 months ago by Hazmatreview
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Hits With 2 Sides Of Bacon ;)
For some who dont know that Kevin Bacon can sing too.....YES he does....try this best of on for size...... Read more
Published 4 months ago by CJ
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE LOVE LOVE
I fell in love with the Bacon Brothers several years ago. Their sound is a modern day folk in my opinion. Doesn't matter my mood their CD always seems to be the right choice. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Pamela J Patton
5.0 out of 5 stars These guys are wonderful
I never realized that Kevin had a band, and with his brother. I watched them on PBS in a club in Connecticut and they were great. Read more
Published 7 months ago by leeoklahoma
4.0 out of 5 stars The boys are definetly great!
Easy listening ...loved it.
Have only had it for about a week, but listen to it every time I'm in the car, good driving music.
Published 7 months ago by Joan Brooks
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music!
Excellent stories, well-crafted music and the instrumentals are beautifully done. Normally I think that artists in one realm should stick to what they know but Kevin Bacon is one... Read more
Published 9 months ago by j.e.
5.0 out of 5 stars love, love love
LOVE Kevin Bacon and love the bacon bros.
this cd has some fun tunes and some quiet relaxing ones.
I can put it in after a stressful day and forget about it.
Published 12 months ago by Bethann Williamson
4.0 out of 5 stars The Brothers make awesome music
Easy to listen to lo e the b brothers some of the tracks are unexpected themes got to love the surprise here
Give it a tumbel you will be glass you did
Published 12 months ago by siferryguy
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