Poison's Greatest Hits: 1986–1996

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Poison's Greatest Hits: 1986-1996
Greatest hits album by Poison
Released November 26, 1996
Recorded 1986-1996
Genre Glam metal, hard rock
Length 1:12:13
Label Capitol
Producer Ric Browde
Tom Werman
Bruce Fairbairn
Richie Zito
John Purdell
Duane Baron
Poison chronology
Native Tongue
(1993)
Poison's Greatest Hits: 1986-1996
(1996)
Crack a Smile... and More!
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Poison's Greatest Hits: 1986–1996 is the first greatest hits compilation CD from the Glam Metal band Poison. The album was released on November 26, 1996 by Capitol Records. The album contains 16 tracks from the band's first four studio albums (Look What the Cat Dragged In, Open Up and Say...Ahh!, Flesh & Blood and Native Tongue) and also the live double-album Swallow This Live. The compilation includes most of Poison's hit singles which all charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and Mainstream rock charts.[2]

Blues Saraceno replaced Richie Kotzen as lead guitarist after the last album Native Tongue and The Greatest Hits features two bonus new tracks with Blues Saraceno on lead guitar: "Lay Your Body Down" and "Sexual Thing".

The compilation was certified Gold in 1999 and by 2005 the album had gone double platinum.[3] It has also been certified by CAN gold.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Nothin' but a Good Time" - 3:43
  2. "Talk Dirty to Me" - 3:44
  3. "Unskinny Bop" - 3:47
  4. "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" - 4:17
  5. "Fallen Angel" - 3:55
  6. "I Won't Forget You" - 3:35
  7. "Stand" - 5:11
  8. "Ride the Wind" - 3:51
  9. "Look What the Cat Dragged In" - 3:09
  10. "I Want Action" - 3:05
  11. "Life Goes On" - 4:47
  12. "(Flesh & Blood) Sacrifice" - 4:40
  13. "Cry Tough" - 3:36
  14. "Your Mama Don't Dance" - 3:00
  15. "So Tell Me Why" - 3:22
  16. "Something to Believe In" - 5:30
  17. "Sexual Thing" - 3:34
  18. "Lay Your Body Down" - 5:26

New tracks[edit]

The album Crack a Smile...and More! featuring Blues Saraceno on lead guitar contained tracks recorded 1994-1995 but remained unreleased at the time of this compilation's release, therefore the last 2 tracks included here were first released on this album as bonus new tracks (1996) and then released again on the Crack a Smile album in 2000, which was the next Poison album to be released.

Some copies of the album had a hidden picture of the band featuring CC Deville underneath the CD tray. The CD tray was not made of see through material, and therefore the image was covered up by the dark green plastic.

Band Members[edit]

Former members that are featured on the album

References[edit]

  1. ^ Poison's Greatest Hits: 1986–1996 at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Allmusic (Poison charts and awards)". 
  3. ^ "RIAA Gold & Platinum (Poison)". Retrieved 2010.