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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 17, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Yep Roc Records
  • ASIN: B001R0AY6C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88,054 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Quiet Please... is the definitive career-spanning best-of from the British pop genius that makes all other collections obsolete. The 49-track compendium documents the development of one of popular music's greatest song crafters, from his pub rock days in Brinsley Schwarz and later Rockpile, to his now legendary solo career. Healthy doses of material from 20 different albums combine to make it clear why Lowe is credited by artists and critics alike with paving the way for punk as well as changing the face of pop music with albums like 'Jesus of Cool,' 'Labour of Lust' and 'At my Age.'

Also available in a limited version with a DVD containing all of Nick's early videos, plus a full band concert from 2007!

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Fantastic sounding career overview on 2 CD's plus rare early videos and a wonderful concert DVD all in 1 package.
Derek M. Koch
It starts with a 1974 "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding" first made famous by Elvis Costello but brought here by Brinsley Schwarz.
Paul Allaer
"Quiet Please" charts his growth and development into a truly talented musician with a knack for catchy tunes with quirky offbeat lyrics.
Todd Bartholomew

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By David K. Richard on March 24, 2009
Format: Audio CD
I've been a huge Nick Lowe fan since Labour of Lust hit and wound up buying everything he released before (the excellent Jesus of Cool and the Brinsley Schwarz albums) and after (John Hiatt and Little Village) and of course the Rockpile and Dave Edmunds releases. I always felt Cruel To Be Kind could have been a huge Peter Noone hit. Nick always introduced CTBK as my one "hit".

I don't find any of the early songs as dated. Excellent selection of songs by compiler Greg Geller with all albums represented equally with one quibble, True Love Travels On A Gravel Road should have been included but as it's not written by Nick no dice. To me that's like an Elvis Costello best of without "What's So Funny About Peace Love and Understanding".

The bonus DVD is worth the price alone. You get 10 Nick videos and a 17 song concert from Brussels in 2007. The concert is not Nick solo, he plays 4 songs on acoustic and is then joined by his band for the rest sans the encore when Nick comes back out and sings two more for the enthusiastic crowd. I wish McCartney would have enough sense to watch this DVD and see how a live show is supposed to be filmed. No quick cuts to give you a headache and no crowd. I want to see the performer not the audience. Thanks to Nick and Yep Roc for releasing a first class set. Maybe Nick will now get the respect he so richly deserves.Labour of LustJesus of Cool
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Doug Baldwin on May 7, 2009
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BASHER was a terrific best-of disc. But QUIET PLEASE is a true collection, a retrospective that reveals the songwriting and performing genius of Nick Lowe.

Disc One collects his earlier, more rock-oriented material; about 60% of it mirrors what's on BASHER. Highlights: "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding," a track omitted from BASHER; the vicious and funny, "American Squirm"; and the incredibly catchy "I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock and Roll)". Quibble #1: Lowe has chosen to omit his cover of John Hiatt's "She Don't Love Nobody."

Disc Two is mellower, more acoustic and more personal. As much as I like the earlier stuff, this is the disc I find myself listening to more often (like right now, as I write this). Highlights: "All Men Are Liars," which as funny as it is, cuts a little too close to the bone; "People Change," a sweet, wise and sad rumination on one of life's core truths; and "Don't Think About Her When You're Trying To Drive," the demo version of the Little Village song, which differs significantly from the previously released version.

There are 49 tracks here, so of course there are one or two clunkers. And (quibble #2) there are no printed lyrics included. But if you want to follow a major musical artist from the beginning of his career to current day, and get a look into his heart, soul and funny bone, you really won't go wrong with this utterly addictive collection.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Todd Bartholomew TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 14, 2009
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In a prolific career spanning more than 30 years how on earth do you pick the greatest hits for a package? The answer is to make it a two CD set packed with 49 tracks that cover not only all the hits, but a huge number of fan favorites from over the years. While many artists tend to frequently repackage older material Lowe has largely eschewed that option and it's been nearly 20 years since "Basher," probably his best greatest hits package until now. While "Basher" was great compilation Lowe has continued to crank out consistently good CDs since that time which have largely been overlooked by the public even while garnering critical raves. That's a shame, because CDs like "The Impossible Bird" "Dig My Mood" and "At My Age" were all well worth the listen. The good news is you'll get samples from all of them here along with older classic Lowe material.

Lowe is probably best known to Americans for his hit "Cruel to be Kind" from nearly 30 years ago, but in his native England and elsewhere he's had more than 20 hits over the years. "Quiet Please" charts his growth and development into a truly talented musician with a knack for catchy tunes with quirky offbeat lyrics. And while most people associate Lowe's music with pub rock there's a bit more variety to his music than you'd expect, with traces of country, R&B, dancehall, Tejano and other influences. For a little variety there are tracks included from his earlier band Brinsley Schwarz, and from side projects such as Rockpile, and Little Village. Many of Lowe's mid-period CDs like "Nick the Knife" "Abominable Showman" and "Cowboy Outfit" are near impossible to find now, so this is about the only place you'll likely be able to find some of these tracks.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By music4yourears on March 21, 2009
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This career-spanning compilation, subtitled `The New Best Of Nick Lowe', offers 49 songs spread over two CDs and a DVD including live footage from 2007 and rare promotional videos, covering the British singer/songwriter's career from "Peace Love And Understanding" to his most recent CD, "At My Age".
Nick lowe came out of the pub rock scene, helped steer the good ship punk rock and emerged as a superb solo singer-songwriter, yet Nick Lowe remains a cult attraction, his songs better known than the man himself.
Thirty three years separate the first and last tracks and chart a remarkable evolution.
From swinging, boogiemesiter to artisan songwriter, all bases are covered.
The early pub rock tunes now sound a little dated and he seems to have improved with age.
Lowe's songs range from rockabilly to soda pop, and from rock and roll to country, with the later songs reflections on love, betrayal and middle age.
" What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding" was originally released by Lowe's band Brinsley Schwartz in 1974 before becoming something of a hit for Elvis Costello - whose first few albums were produced by Lowe - in 1979.
It was also recorded by Curtis Stigers in 1992 and icluded inn The Bodyguard soundtrack, one of the biggest selling albums of all time : Nick Lowe turned into a millionaire.
The above mentioned track opens the proceedings with a trump card - it's a belting beat song and paves the way superbly for his most commercial work, from the punky rocker "So It Goes" through the pop hits ("Cruel To be Kind", "I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass") to the folkish "Marie Provost" and the primal "Cracking Up".
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