The Best (David Lee Roth album)

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The Best
Compilation album by David Lee Roth
Released October 28, 1997
Recorded 1985-1997
Genre Hard rock
Length 78:14
Label Warner Bros., Rhino Entertainment
Producer Various
David Lee Roth chronology
Your Filthy Little Mouth
(1996)
The Best
(1997)
DLR Band
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C−[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[3]

The Best is a greatest hits album by American hard rock vocalist David Lee Roth, compiling his solo work from 1985 to 1996. It also features one song recorded for the album, "Don't Piss Me Off". The album was released in 1997 by Warner Bros. and Rhino Entertainment.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Don't Piss Me Off" – 4:28 (Brett Tuggle, Monty Byron, Jack White, Steve Hunter, Freebo)
  2. "Yankee Rose" – 3:53 (David Lee Roth, Steve Vai)
  3. "A Lil' Ain't Enough" – 4:45 (Roth, Robbie Nevil)
  4. "Just Like Paradise" – 4:07 (Roth, Tuggle)
  5. "Big Train" – 4:19 (Roth, Terry Kilgore, Preston Sturges, Joey Hunting)
  6. "Big Trouble" – 4:01 (Roth, Vai)
  7. "It's Showtime!" – 3:50 (Roth, Jason Becker)
  8. "Hot Dog and a Shake" – 3:23 (Roth, Vai)
  9. "Skyscraper" – 3:43 (Roth, Vai)
  10. "Shy Boy" – 3:26 (Billy Sheehan, arranged by Roth)
  11. "She's My Machine" – 3:57 (Roth, Byron, David Neuhauser)
  12. "Stand Up" – 4:44 (Roth, Tuggle)
  13. "Tobacco Road" – 2:30 (John D. Loudermilk)
  14. "Easy Street" – 3:51 (Dan Hartman)
  15. "California Girls" – 2:54 (Brian Wilson)
  16. "Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody" – 4:44 (Leonello Casucci, Irving Caesar) (Spencer Williams, Roger Graham)
  17. "Sensible Shoes" – 5:10 (Dennis Morgan, Sturges, Roth)
  18. "Goin' Crazy!" – 3:11 (Roth, Vai)
  19. "Ladies' Nite in Buffalo?" – 4:02 (Roth, Vai)
  20. "Land's Edge" – 3:14 (Roth, Kilgore)

Track 1 is a new recording, 1997
Tracks 14, 15 and 16 are from Crazy from the Heat, 1985
Tracks 2, 6, 10, 13, 18 and 19 are from Eat 'Em and Smile, 1986
Tracks 4, 8, 9, and 12 are from Skyscraper, 1988
Tracks 3, 7, and 17 are from A Little Ain't Enough, 1991
Tracks 5, 11 and 20 are from Your Filthy Little Mouth, 1996

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 704. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.