Reason's Why (The Very Best)

November 14, 2006 | Format: MP3

$6.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 14, 2006
  • Release Date: November 14, 2006
  • Label: Sugar Hill Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2006 Sugar Hill Records
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  • Total Length: 1:04:51
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  • ASIN: B001EWBDE0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,715 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

I love the sound of Nickel Creek!
Home@beach
Makes road trips much more enjoyable, and is great for any fan of nickel creek or folk music I would recommend the album to anyone.
Brian Stephens
Excellent selection from their first 3 CD's with some added bonus live tracks (especially good is The Fox).
Jack Kidd

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

47 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Volpsych on November 21, 2006
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When Nickel Creek announced their separation in August 2006, many fans were in agony. This collection clearly demonstrates why. Their music is wholly original and unique, based on bluegrass/new acoustic instrumentation with rock and jazz influences and technical virtuosity, a combination not found in any other current band. This collection displays all their strengths in a single disc format, concluding with a phenomenal demonstration of their musical abilities in a live setting.

I have never seen a greatest hits collection that fans believe wholly captures their favorite band's abilities, and the same can obviously be said about "Reasons Why." Despite this, the collection gathers both "greatest hits" and songs that give an overview of their abilities. Interestingly, the track listing is not sequential, likely to provide shifts in moods and feels; selections from the first CD are more gentle while those from their most recent one are heavier, so placing them out of order gives the sound more variety. However, it also takes away from the obvious growth of the band in the 5 years between "Nickel Creek" and "Why Should the Fire Die?" Imagine a Beatles greatest hits that juxtaposes "All My Loving" with "Strawberry Fields" before returning to "A Hard Day's Night." It's harder to see the musical progression of the band and appreciate how far they came in a short time.

What this collection offers is the gorgeous harmonies of "Out of the Woods," the instrumental excellence of "Smoothie Song," the pop accesibility of "This Side," the loveliness of "When You Come Back Down," and the songwriting sophistication of "helena.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By J. Ross on December 26, 2006
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Playing Time - 64:52 (plus seven videos) -- Dreamy acoustic textures .... few bands weave their musical fabric with tonal colors as dynamically as Nickel Creek does with their mandolin, fiddle, guitar, bass and vocals. Once upon a time, long long ago in a place called San Diego, a novelty "kid band" (with Sean and Sara Watkins, Chris and Scott Thile) chose their group's name based on fiddle tune written by Byron Berline about a ranch in Texas. The band got its first national television exposure on the Statler Brothers Show (TNN) in 1997, and by 2000 they had won IBMA's Emerging Artist of the Year Award.

Twelve "best of" tracks have beene chosen from their three previous albums, and two additional live performance tracks complete the audio portion of this project. We're also treated to all seven of their videos on a separate DVD. After their 2001 album received two Grammy nominations, their fanciful acoustic folk-pop earned them a mention in Time magazine as among the 100 "Innovators of the Year." Their 2003 album ("This Side") won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album and subsequently went gold.

More recently, their "Why Should the Fire Die?" album further established their adventurous approach to music that knows no confines. To develop a signature sound that listeners can immediately identify as Nickel Creek takes an enlightened and inspired convergence of musicianship and innovation. Most of their music is original, but some of their "very best of" tracks come from others - Carrie Newcomer, Sinead Lohan, Keith Whitley, and Tim O'Brien & Danny O'Keefe. Falling squarely into an Americana format, their keen multicolored kaleidoscope features perfectly blended vocals wrapped around elegant instrumentation in ornate arrangements.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ronald on January 16, 2007
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Unlike some of the earlier posts, I am not a professionl musician and not so knowledgeable of other musical groups of the genre as to attempt to qualitatively distinguish Nickel Creek from anyone else. I can only say that, based on my several decades as a music lover, Nickel Creek is suis generis in combining individual instrumental virtuosity, song writing ability, vocal agility, and genuine humility into a pristine musical package. I discovered Nickel Creek quite by accident last August on AT&T's Blue Room where streaming video was being provided of their appearance at Booneroo O6 in Tennessee where they performed "Somebody More Like You," "Scotch and Chocolate," and "The Fox" (with some great clogging by their bass player, Mark Schatz, and Chris thrown in for good measure). It was love at first sight and I have become an avid "Creeker" ever since. The "Reasons Why: The Very Best" CD duplicates some the the "Why Should the Fire Die" pieces that I own but also provides some of their great earlier works that I don't own and it is a cherished addition to my music collection. However, the DVD of the seven videos the group has made is,to me, alone worth twice the price of both the CD and DVD. The seven musical vignettes on the DVD demonstrate not only the abundance and diversity of Nickel Creek's talent and range but also the outstanding creativity of those at Sugar Hill responsible for producing it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alwynbilly on May 25, 2007
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This CD/DVD set is the final chapter overview for Nickel Creek. Its members are now young adults. Of the 3, no doubt Chris Thile will forge a career, if he chooses, that will be as memorable as some of his mentors, viz Mike Marshall and Mark O'Connor.

This set is a great taste of a wonderful collective. God bless them all in future: good music, good souls and wonderful musical fellowship.
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