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Good, but "Greatest Hits"? Not really!,
This review is from: Greatest Hits (Audio CD)
I admit, I like most of Joe Diffie's work. The songs that he put on here are mostly good stuff. Songs such as "So Help Me Girl", "Third Rock From The Sun", "John Deere Green", and the best song, "Ships Don't Come In" are the best in his career, at least on this record. The problem is that there are quite a few certified hits that were not included. Those include "If The Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)", "New Way To Light Up An Old Flame", and "Is It Cold In Here?" which were left off. These songs being left off are quite an injustice to this "Greatest Hits" package. Also, only one of the three new tracks are any good, that being "Texas Size Heartache". The other two new tracks were total throw-aways, being "Hurt Me All The Time" and "Pour Me". They are crap compared to the previously mentioned material. So for "Greatest Hits, Part 2" here's a suggestion. Put all your "Greatest Hits" on it. Second, find better new material instead of crapshoot throw-aways. It diminishes the overall quality of the album. If the producer won't do the extra work, find another producer who will do the record justice. Lazy producers only harm good music. I hate to give this three stars, but for a "Greatest Hits" album, this was really substandard. Better luck next time.