Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
The Very Best of Montrose has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Round3
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Shipped next day from GA, United States. All products are inspected and playing quality guaranteed (excluding any digital content). Our friendly multilingual customer service team will be happy to resolve your queries.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $1.10
Learn More
Trade in now
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$15.23
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Fulfillment Express US
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • The Very Best of Montrose
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

The Very Best of Montrose


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Amazon Music Album
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, October 17, 2000
"Please retry"
$15.66
$3.84 $2.66
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Provided by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.
$15.66 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

The Very Best of Montrose + Very Best of Rainbow + Classic Masters
Price for all three: $28.04

Buy the selected items together

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Includes FREE MP3 version of this album Here's how (restrictions apply)

Editorial Reviews

As hard as this hard rock is, how did Rhino squeeze so much into one little CD? Here's over an hour of Ronnie Montrose's fret-frying guitar work, with Sammy Hagar and the singers who followed him on Bad Motor Scooter; Space Station #5; Rock Candy; We're Going Home; Stand , and 12 more 1974-1987 tracks. The only career-spanning Montrose collection around!

1. Rock the Nation
2. Bad Motor Scooter
3. Space Station #5
4. Rock Candy
5. I Got the Fire
6. Spaceage Sacrifice
7. We're Going Home
8. Paper Money
9. All I Need
10. Twenty Flight Rock
11. Clown Woman
12. Dancin' Feet
13. Let's Go
14. Jump On It
15. Music Man
16. M For Machine
17. Stand
18. Ready Willing and Able

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 17, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: October 17, 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B00004YR2D
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,437 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Amazon's Montrose Store

Music

Image of album by Montrose

Photos

Image of Montrose

Biography

Biography by Eduardo Rivadavia

One of the first American-bred hard rock groups to challenge British supremacy in the early '70s, Montrose is remembered as, if not the most successful, then certainly one of the most influential bands of the era. In fact, many of the personalities responsible for the group's legendary, self-titled debut (producer Ted Templeman, engineer Donn ... Read more in Amazon's Montrose Store

Visit Amazon's Montrose Store
for 16 albums, 3 photos, discussions, and more.

Customer Reviews

They are a boon to music lovers everywhere.
ChefBum
Take for instance Stand a really good song sounds a lot like Telsa as do a couple of other songs put me in mind of telsa.
Kurt A. Ragsdale
I love Sammy Hagar and this album has some good classic's on it... Rock Candy, Bad Motor Scooter, and Rock the Nation.
M chell

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By J. E FELL on March 30, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Ronnie Montrose is one of the first hard rock guitar heroes. Before he formed his own band he played guitar on sessions by people such as Van Morrison, Edgar Winter and Herbie Hancock. He can play in variety of styles. Although his hard rocking style is featured prominently here. His band Montrose was an influence on such bands as Van Halen. Interestingly enough Sammy Hagar(ex-Van Halen) sang on Ronnie's first two solo albums. The music is classic mid-seventies hard rock from the United States. Ronnie is a highly underrated guitarist. His solo in "I Got The Fire" and his slide playing in "Clown Woman" are excellent. Other stand out tracks include "Rock Candy", "Rock The Nation", "Dancin' Feet", "Let's Go" and the cover of "Twenty Flight Rock". The sound remastering is good, however I can not give this compilation a five star rating because some of my favorite cuts like "Make It Last", "Black Train" and covers of "Good Rockin' Tonight" and "Connection" were left of in favor of lesser material, especally those cuts from the Mean album. There were also no cuts included from his band Gamma. Many of the musicians featured on these tracks later appeared on Sammy Hagar sessions. Fans of guitar heavy rock from the seventies will enjoy this compilation. I only wish someone would compile a disc of his out of print instrumental material now.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Vincent J. Pagnoni on July 10, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I was actually reading up on the new George Lynch CD (Furious George) and I noticed he does a cover of "Space Station #5) by Montrose. That brought back fond memories of that fantastic album and after reading 61 consecutive excellent reviews on Amazon (that has to be some kind of record!) I decided to go out and re-purchase it. However I could not find it locally and I ended up with the Best of CD which is fantastic. I was especially glad to see they retained the sequence of the Montrose Album with Rock the Nation, Bad Motor Scooter and Space Station #5 (the best 1-2-3 sequence I have ever heard) and since I got the Best of collection I also got "I got the Fire" (a personal favorite) as well as some other later Montrose songs.
It's amazing to think this stuff is going on 30 years old - it truly stands the test of time and is probably some of the best America Hard Rock ever produced. You just don't hear this kind of guitarwork (technical skill not to mention tone and excellent effects) in today's music, and in my opinion Hagar never sounded better than he did with Ronnie Montrose. The guitar work is phenomenal (the lead in Bad Motor Scooter still sends chills up my spine). I am so happy I got this! Oh yeah, one last thing - this CD is meant to be played LOUD - enjoy!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By ChefBum on August 29, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I really like the Rhino Records series of 'Best-of' reissues. They are a boon to music lovers everywhere.
'The Very Best of Montrose' is a very good example of how lovingly the folks at Rhino approached the job of bringing back so many Montrose gems from the early and mid-70's. And with 14 tracks, you know they didn't skimp on getting us the most music they could on a single CD.
As with any career retrospective, some great music must necessarily be excluded, and you can't end up pleasing everybody. I believe that pretty much all of the 14 tracks on this album were well chosen, and apparently with the blessings of Ronnie Montrose himself, who wrote the introductory notes. And I must add that the enclosed information booklet is pleasingly detailed, with notes and comments on each song. Rhino did not simply throw this one out, but took time to give the detailed presentation and history that a band like Montrose deserves.
I also believe that all the tracks were remastered for this compilation, because the sound quality is uniformly high. For those of you who are used to listening to your old Montrose tunes on a crackly LP or dull-sounding cassette, you will be glad to know that this latest presentation is the last version you will ever need of these songs in terms of sound quality. Just makes me want to turn it up even higher!
Ronnie Montrose's distinct guitar tone and style is of course wonderfully preserved here as well. This recording also reveals well how the songs were mixed in the studio to highlight his playing, not just the solos, but even the rhythm guitar work. Pay attention (as if you didn't already on Bad Motor Scooter) to the slide guitar work on 'Let's Go', an underrated classic from the 'Jump on It' album.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Clark Paull on May 22, 2001
Format: Audio CD
The first Montrose album was one of several that rocked my high school world, with Ronnie Montrose emerging as a serious contender for guitar god honors. But it seems as if something happened to derail his career somewhere along the way (Poor management? Record company apathy?). For the uninitiated, this is a good place to start, featuring all of the essential tracks from that glorious first slab of vinyl as well as most of the highlights from the rest. Fans of 1970's hard rock, however, would be wise to hunt down the original releases as well, even though vocalist Sammy Hagar left the band after "Paper Money." Loses one star for failing to include "O Lucky Man" from "Warner Brothers Presents...".
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
The Very Best of Montrose
This item: The Very Best of Montrose
Price: $20.96 $15.66
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?