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2009 collection from Dave Grohl and the Foos including two brand new tracks, 'Wheels' and 'Word Forward', both recorded with producer Butch Vig (who also produced Grohl's former band, Nirvana!). This excellent collection features some of the finest melodic Rock released in the last 15 years including 'The Pretender', 'All My Life', 'Learn To Fly', 'Best of You', 'Times Like These', 'My Hero', 'Everlong', and many more.
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it's great! Heavy weight vinyl. Double album. Gatefold cover. All the hit songs plus a couple that were (at the time) unreleased. If you want just one Foo album for your vinyl collection, you can't go wrong with this.
So, perhaps, to call this the Foo Fighters' Greatest Hits right now, may seem a bit premature as Dave Grohl and Company no doubt have years of greatness left in them. But there is no question that the tracks included are favorites. There are hits from the self-titled debut CD to The Colour and the Shape, for instance, including All My Life, Best of You, My Hero, and my personal favorite, Everlong, among many more songs.
Add in that the deluxe edition also includes a bonus DVD of the Foo Fighters' videos for many of the CD tracks - and some curiously missing from the CD, i.e. Walking After You, and it seems to be a fairly comprehensive set, and that is not even mentioning the live tracks also included on the DVD for Everlong, Breakout, Skin and Bones, and All My Life.
Now, being honest, if you have all of the Foo Fighters CDs, there is really not a lot new here. It's not a necessity to own this. But if you want the videos and live tracks, it may be worth buying for the DVD alone, and to have all the popular tracks on the CD on one disk for convenience. And, also, if just for the ending track on the CD of a fantastic acoustic version of Everlong, a bonus in my eyes right there.
It is also a great introductory piece for anyone new to the Foo Fighters, too.
Either way, it is a worthy collection of the greatness of the Foo Fighters, for the avid fan or new fan. Thank God rock is not completely dead. If anyone doubts it, play this as proof.
Not at all the case with this set. The DVD has a lot of music videos, and some live concert footage. It is (in my opinion) a great bit of work, and fans will absolutely appreciate it. The back of the case even tells you where each of the live sets was recorded, in case you didn't know otherwise.
The CD portion of the set has all of my favorites (who am I kidding? they're ALL favorites anyway). You will find their known songs on the CD. I say this, because a while ago I bought a greatest hits CD from a band who will not be named, and their world-wide best known song wasn't included. Not so with this one. You'll probably find everything popular, but I'm sure they couldn't fit everything they ever did on a single CD. A good mix of their newer and older stuff.
Foo Fighters are a band where it is great listening to them live, but a lot of their videos are really incredible, too. Some are comedic, some can carry deep messages, some are just plain fun. Many fall into more than one category.
I'm not going to comment much on the liner notes. Lots of images of the band over the years. Everyone feels differently about these things. Some want more pictures, some want more details, lyrics, scribblings, other things. I didn't dislike anything here.
A testament to how good this set is, is the fact I keep having to loan it to friends almost every other day. I've literally had very little actual physical time with it. Even non-fans love it. If you're thinking about getting a copy for yourself, don't think. Get it. You might want to get 2, because I can see it getting lost if enough people borrow it. LOL.
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This is a collection of classic Foo Fighters songs that sound excellent on the 180gm vinyl. It comes with some great songs such as Learn to Fly, Breakout, Times Like These, Everlong and many more. It's a double LP gatefold album. Definitely worth a buy if you like Foo Fighters and want their best stuff on vinyl.
One track I would say is missing is DOA. Can't figure out why this wasn't included. I would have preferred that to some of the newer extra songs that were included.
WORD FORWARD WAS WROTE BY DAVE ABOUT HIS LIFELONG FRIEND WHO DIED. THE ACOUSTIC & LIVE VERSION OF EVERLONG IS JUST PERFECT & I MEAN PERFECT.
THE ENTIRE ALBUM IS AN EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER, YOU'RE UP, DOWN, SLOW FAST & IT'S ALL SUCH A CRESCENDO RIGHT UP UNTIL "WORD FORWARD" WITH EVERLONG BRINGING YOU BACK DOWN & CALM AGAIN - FABULOUS!
The deluxe edition is nicely packaged too and I have been thoroughly enjoying revisiting some of their videos ('Learning to Fly' is still hilarious and 'Everlong' artfully spooky and nightmarish) and appreciating some rarer footage -'Times like These' acoustic and 'Skin and Bones' live.
I am now much closer to being a fan of this band and that is one goal of every greatest hits surely - the truly converted already have all the albums!
It has all my favourite Foo Fighters songs, short of "D.O.A." and "I'll Stick Around", which I've seen other people are missing too, for good reasons. They are two of FF's best songs and the decision not to include them here make no sense.
Yes, there are a handful of other great tracks missing, but it would have been impossible to fit them all on one disc. Plus, if they'd only included songs that had already been released earlier, there would have been almost no reason for hardcore fans to buy this collection. Thankfully, the new songs are all great (especially "Wheels") so fanatics should not be disappointed.
I bought the deluxe edition which comes with a bonus DVD that includes most of their music videos, making it the preferable version of the album.
It's not a perfect collection, but it's a perfect introduction, and a great place to start listening to Foo Fighters.
However the dvd is a real bonus - I know you can see them on you-tube,etc but there is a lot of fun to be had from the continuous play of 20+ videos with Dave and the guys(and assorted pals)having some real fun with themselves and the promo video format -got to smile with J Black on Low and Learn to Fly,Everlong is a really clever vid,All My Life is a cute sendup of their boundless energy and The Pretender sends a thrill every time I see it.
Can't stand the occasional "screaming" - but a recommended purchase for some cracking songs alone....
Thought I'd buy a Greatest Hits, ( not quite the same )