The Best of Joe Walsh

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The Best of Joe Walsh
Greatest hits album by Joe Walsh
Released November 15, 1978
Recorded 1970–1978
Genre Rock
Length 41:36
Label ABC
Producer Joe Walsh, Bill Szymczyk & Joe Vitale
Compiler Joe Walsh
Joe Walsh chronology
But Seriously, Folks...
(1978)
The Best of Joe Walsh
(1978)
There Goes the Neighborhood
(1981)

The Best of Joe Walsh is the first compilation album by American rock musician Joe Walsh. Released in 1978, it included songs from his period with the James Gang as well as solo songs. Two tracks from 1974's So What were newly remixed for this compilation; "Turn to Stone" and "Help Me Through the Night".

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B–[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Turn to Stone" (Joe Walsh/Terry Trebandt) – 3:59
  2. "Mother Says" (Joe Walsh/Joe Vitale/Kenny Passarelli) – 5:41
  3. "Help Me Thru the Night" (Joe Walsh/Terry Trebandt) – 3:51
  4. "Rocky Mountain Way" (Rocke Grace/Kenny Passarelli/Joe Vitale/Joe Walsh) – 5:15
  5. "Meadows" (Joe Walsh/Patrick Cullie) – 4:36
  6. "County Fair" (Joe Walsh/Terry Trebandt) – 6:43
  7. "Funk #49" (Jim Fox/Dale Peters/Joe Walsh) – 3:54
  8. "Time Out" (Joe Walsh/Terry Trebandt) – 4:17
  9. "Walk Away" (Joe Walsh) – 3:34
  10. "Life's Been Good" (Joe Walsh) – 8:04
    • Bonus track in the cassette release.

Personnel[edit]

  • Joe Walsh: Guitars, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Slide Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Drums, Mandolin, Talkbox, Timpani, Hammond Organ, Percussion, Synthesizer, Vocals.
  • Kenny Passarelli: Bass guitar.
  • Tom Stephenson: Piano, keyboards, hammond organ.
  • Joe Vitale: Drums, keyboards, percussion, timpani.
  • Guille Garcia: Percussion.
  • Bill Szymczyk: Percussion.
  • Members of James Gang:
    • Dale Peters: Bass guitar, percussion, vocals.
    • Jim Fox: Drums, percussion, vocals.
  • Members of Eagles:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Best of Joe Walsh > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Album: Joe Walsh: The Best of Joe Walsh". Robert Christgau. Retrieved April 29, 2013.