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Pure Prairie League: Greatest Hits Original recording remastered

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This terrific 17-track anthology is built around these country rockers' classic 1972 album Bustin' Out ; all but one track from that Top 40 LP are here with the non-album single She Darked the Sun plus Amie; Two Lane Highway; That'll Be the Day; Angel #9; Goin' Home , and more.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 28, 1999)
  • Original Release Date: September 28, 1999
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • ASIN: B00001O2UA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,040 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Steve Vrana HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 20, 2000
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Following the country-rock trail blazed by the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Poco and the Flying Burrito Brothers, Pure Prairie League threw its hat into the ring with its self-titled debut in March of 1972. It was full of wonderful songs like the steel guitar-driven "Tears" and the aching "It's All on Me." Despite positive critical praise, the album (and the single "Woman") failed to chart.
Three months later the Eagles release their debut and chart no fewer than three singles. Convinced that the band is on the right track, co-founders Craig Fuller and George Powell would return to the studio with a revamped Pure Prairie League and turn out the best album of their career, Bustin' Out, seven months after their debut. [All but one song, "Leave My Heart Alone," are included here.] In addition to their signature song, "Amie," the album contained "Jazzman," "Early Morning Riser," "Boulder Skies" and "Call Me, Tell Me." Even though the album's songs were as good as anything by the Eagles and the album reached No. 34 on the charts, Pure Prairie Leage continued to remain in relative obscurity. If talent had anything to do with hit singles, these guys would have been as big as the Eagles. Instead, by early 1973 they were dropped by RCA. [Ironically, "Amie" became an FM radio hit in 1975 and eventually reached No. 27 on the pop charts, resulting in RCA's re-signing the band.]
When their third album, Two Lane Highway, was released, Fuller was out and new lead guitarist-singer Larry Goshorn was at the helm. His "Two Lane Highway" is probably the best track from that album.
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Let's face it: The Pure Prairie league released only
two good albums, their first two.
But the second of those was a true corker: "Bustin'
Out". The not-so-secret weapon that elevated those first albums
was singer/writer Craig Fuller. Once Fuller departed, following
the second album, Pure Prairie releases were dull and pedestrian
countrified bar-band stuff.
This compilation wiseley draws primarily from those first
two worthwhile efforts and, as it includes all but a single
lackluster track from "Bustin' Out", basically replaces that
album as the must-own in the Pure Prairie League catalogue.
Along with almost all of "Bustin' Out" you get a the best
tracks from the first album, a pleasant non-LP b-side from the
same era, and a few tracks from later RCA albums that prove
to any doubters that it was all over once Craig Fuller left.
Most anyone can start and end their Pure Prairie League
collection with this album...
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The sound quality is the worst of any post-70's CD in my collection. I have CD's recorded in the forties that sound better than this! Either the master tape has been lost or someone won't part with it long enough for a digital transfer to be made. This sounds like a copy of a copy of a copy of the master, and made on poor equipment to boot. This, however, is our reality, like it or not, and if you're like me and you must own it "for better or worse", then you'll pull out your wallet and be happy with it because the individual CD's that this is culled from don't sound any better. (sigh)
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I must have some CD's down in our basement because I needed a "Falling in and out of Love/Amie" fix and I couldn't find my PPL CD, "Bustin' Out." I was desperate and thus ordered this CD which has a few more songs on it than"Bustin' Out." It's a few dollars more and not worth it, IMHO.

This one has a nice version of "She darked the Sun" but none of but the other additional songs struck me as being great. I recommend that if you're a fan of The Pure Prairie League, stick to "Bustin' Out" and you'll get all their greatest hits. All of them were before Craig Foster left the group for two years because he was a Conscientious Objector to the conflict in Vietnam.
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Titling this as the Greatest Hits is a bit overstated, since the group only had two hits and one of them (Let Me Love You Tonight) is not even on this CD. But because it is difficult to get a remastered copy of "Bustin' Out" (their second album) at a decent price, I had to go with this CD, which includes all but one track from the aforementioned album.

Greatest Hits also has four tracks from their self-titled debut, but because it is so generous with their first two albums it samples only two tracks from what I consider their best record - Two-Lane Highway (their third album). Although "Two-Lane Highway" doesn't have a song that is as good as Amie, the title track is a nice toe-tapper and to my ear, it has more good songs than their other albums. But its just as well, get this Greatest Hits album and "Two-Lane Highway" and you're pretty much set.

For those of you wanting Vince Gill era stuff (Let Me Love You Tonight), you will have to look elsewhere and I'm not very familiar with that era, which began in 1979 with their 8th album "Can't Hold Back." Beware of the Mementos 1971-1987, which is re-recorded versions of many of the bands best songs, including the Vince Gill era, but not the originals. Also, you should be aware that when Vince Gill joined the band, they completely changed their sound, which should be obvious if you compare Amie to Let Me Love You Tonight.
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