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The Grass Roots - All Time Greatest Hits [Import]

Grass RootsAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (November 4, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Mca Int'l
  • ASIN: B000002P1T
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,193 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Let's Live For Today
2. Where Were You When I Needed You
3. Things I Should Have Said
4. Midnight Confessions
5. The River Is Wide
6. Bella Linda
7. Lovin' Things
8. Wait A Million Years
9. Baby Hold On
10. Heaven Knows
11. Come On And Say It
12. Temptation Eyes
13. Two Divided By Love
14. Glory Bound
15. The Runway
16. Sooner Or Later

Editorial Reviews

As a band the Grass Roots were always a shadowy bunch, a front for studio musicians and professional songwriters looking to get their songs on the radio. They scored 14 top 40 hits during their reign in the late '60s/early '70s and their hits were among the catchiest and most enjoyable of the AM radio era. "Let's Live for Today," "Midnight Confessions," "Bella Linda," "Two Divided by Love," and a slew of others are shameless pop made brilliant by multilayered harmonies and arrangements that liberally borrowed from folk-rock and R&B. The Grass Roots may have been product, but what great product. --Rob O'Connor

Product Description

Import-only collection from the '60s and '70s Pop/Rock outfit, the best single disc compilation on the market from the band. Features 16 chart singles covering every phase of their career, from 1966's 'Where Were You When I Needed You' (in its actual hit version) through 'Let's Live for Today' and 'Midnight Confessions' to their last hit, 1972's 'The Runway.' Originally released in 1996. MCA.

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133 of 136 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Contains All the Essential Hits October 17, 2001
Format:Audio CD
The Grass Roots may not have been the hippest band to come out of the Sixties, but they produced a string of memorable singles from 1966 to 1972. Songs like "Let's Live for Today," "Midnight Confessions" and "I'd Wait a Million Years" are part of the soundtack of my high school years. This is the best single-disc collection of this uderrated band's work. All 14 of their Top 40 singles are here along with two lesser hits: 1969's "Lovin' Things" (No. 49) and 1970's "Come On and Say It" (No. 61), the latter co-written by lead singer Rob Grill. The only disappointment is that with a running time of only 45 minutes, MCA could easily have included the band's three other Hot 100 singles: 1967's "Wake Up, Wake Up" (No. 68), 1970's "Walking Through the Country" (No. 44) and 1973's "Love Is What You Make It" (No. 55). If you really need those other three singles, you'll have to spring for Rhino's two-disc Anthology, which also includes the band's last single, "Mamacita" (No. 71) from 1975 which they recorded for the Haven label after leaving Dunhill. But for most fans, this single disc collection has all the essentials. RECOMMENDED
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82 of 86 people found the following review helpful
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Although the Amazon reviewer contends this was not a "real' band with consistent membership, those of us that saw them in various venues on tour in the late sixties and early seventies were sure fooled! I bumped into them in an airport restaurant sitting with one-time megastar Dion in the early seventies when they were still touring. Wonder where the reviewer was back then? My guess is that he was still busy stealing marbles from his older brother. This is a great collection by one of the most successful groups in the mid to late 1960s, and they were best known for a series of counterculture songs with provocative lyrics, especially in their monster hit, "Let's Live For Today". Perhaps no other single song so well epitomizes the sixties notion rejecting mainstream convention as does this song. It, along with Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock" and Scott MacKenzie's "San Francisco" became an anthem for the youth culture that sprang up in opposition to the stultifying conformity of older Americans. Many of their other songs like "Where Were You When I Needed You", "My Midnight Confessions", and "Temptation Eyes" were more conventional love songs. This is a great compilation of their music, and provides the listener with a terrific sampling of just why they were as popular and as successful as they became in the boiling cauldron of sixties music as they did. Enjoy!
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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Toe Tappin' music July 5, 2000
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Let's Live For Today Was one of my first purchased singles. A few years later, Midnight Confessions went to number 1. Then the formula kept clicking out the hits with songs such as "Lovin' Things", "I'd Wait A Million Years" , "Baby Hold On", "Heaven Knows". If you are a 60's or 70's DJ, and Temptation Eyes is not on your list- SHAME ON YOU! This is a MUST item for a serious colletor of music from this period. THE GRASS ROOTS had to many top 20 hits to continue and be ignored by oldies shows which only play the top #1's and ignore the rest of the top 40. A good bargain compilation. MUCH CHEAPER THAN A PREVIOUS MULTI-CD SET.
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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware!!!!! June 1, 2004
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Format:Audio CD
These are NOT the original recordings nor are they quality remakes. Strictly budget hour and it's a pity so many will be fooled by the packaging. It's very embarrassing to have the Grass Roots name attached to this.
Get the All-Time Greatest Hits on MCA, or better yet the Rhino Anthology. It's now Out- Of-Print but turns up on Amazon.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The best comp available right now June 2, 2005
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Evidently the 2-disc Rhino "Anthology" is out of print, so this is the Grass Roots "hits" CD to get. As other reviewers have said, this one has all the essentials. Plus, the sound (remastering) is very good. As one who was in his teens when most of these songs graced the airwaves, I'm admittedly prejudiced when I say they still sound remarkably tight and wonderfully energetic, not to mention cool. But then, maybe that's my nostalgia kicking in. The group underwent numerous personnel changes during its run. Pictured on the cover of this 16-track collection is the lineup responsible for such Top 40 radio classics as "Let's Live For Today" and "Midnight Confessions." Lead guitarist Creed Bratton (lower right on this cover shot) later went into acting and snared bit parts in several major films such as Heart Like A Wheel and Mask. Singer and rhythm guitarist/keyboard player Warren Entner (pictured standing in back) later managed hard-rock acts in the 1980s. Pictured at lower left is Rob Grill, lead singer and bassist. He put together a new Grass Roots lineup a few years back and hit the road. (In fact, I caught a glimpse of them on a TV show a couple of years ago. Man, he STILL sounded good.) Pictured between Entner and Bratton is drummer and singer Rick Coonce; alas, I'm not sure what became of him after he left the group in the early 1970s. By the way, my fellow diehards, one of the group's better original albums and the first one with new member Dennis Provisor, "Leaving It All Behind," is available from Hip-O Select (which is different from simply Hip-O Records, whose catalogue items Amazon carries). With shipping it'll cost you about $21. Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good CD
Published 3 days ago by David Berthiaume
5.0 out of 5 stars Oldies but goodies and the dreams thereon
This the music of the songbook of my life. I remember those times in the 60's when music came over a radio (usually AM) and that was entertainment, etc. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Ghost
3.0 out of 5 stars Great songs, but not the versions you know
I should have paid more attention to the titles on this compilation... Many of the most popular songs -- the ones you're buying this for -- include the ominous note (Alternate... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Andrew Knight
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Oldies CD
I love the Grass Roots and the greatest hits covers all of their best like "Midnight Confession" and "Let's Live for Today".
Published 2 months ago by Gail Robison
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Sounding Highly Melodic Tunes Aplenty!!!
There is something authentically magical about Late 1960's thru early 1970's Music - I don't know exactly why I've always enjoyed songs from this particularly Creative period so... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Book & Music thief, from HI
5.0 out of 5 stars nice cd
what can I say about it its great good price came fast sounds great very happy with the cd nice
Published 3 months ago by new hampshire customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Album Versions
This version which previously was released is really a great CD. I have this one now since I misplaced my earlier version. Read more
Published 3 months ago by David D. McFarland
5.0 out of 5 stars Memories!
Listening to this took me back to my teenage years -- always loved the music in the 60's and always will. Very fast service and in excellent condition.
Published 3 months ago by Kathy L. Scholl
5.0 out of 5 stars james fink
Published 4 months ago by james
5.0 out of 5 stars Great late-'60s pop/rock!
All the Grass Roots you'll ever need! Perfectly engineered--a comprehensive collection of this unique group's best tunes! This is the album you're looking for.
Published 4 months ago by Dan O'Connell
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tell me by the grassroots
Like you, I too wonder if there is any DVD on The Grass Roots - my favorite pop group of the 70's. If you find out if there is a DVD, please let me know. (I'll do the same for you). My email address is:
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