The Essential Cheap Trick

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The Essential Cheap Trick
Greatest hits album by Cheap Trick
Released March 2, 2004
Genre Rock, Power pop
Label Epic
Cheap Trick chronology
Authorized Greatest Hits
The Essential Cheap Trick
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
PopMatters (positive)[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[3]
Uncut 4/5 stars[4]

The Essential Cheap Trick is the fourth compilation album by Cheap Trick, and part of Sony BMG's The Essential series. It contains at least one song from every album up to Special One (including Silver), except the commercial failure The Doctor. A reissue in 2010 described as version 3.0 added a 3rd disc with seven additional songs.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "ELO Kiddies" [Single Version]
  2. "Hot Love"
  3. "He's a Whore"
  4. "Mandocello" [Live]
  5. "Clock Strikes Ten"
  6. "Southern Girls" [Single Version]
  7. "Downed"
  8. "Hello There"
  9. "Surrender"
  10. "California Man"
  11. "High Roller"
  12. "Auf Wiedersehen"
  13. "I Want You to Want Me" [Live]
  14. "Ain't That a Shame" [Live]
  15. "Takin' Me Back"
  16. "Dream Police"
  17. "Voices"
  18. "Gonna Raise Hell" [Live]

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Way of the World"
  2. "Stop This Game"
  3. "World's Greatest Lover"
  4. "Everything Works if You Let It" [Full Version]
  5. "She's Tight"
  6. "If You Want My Love" [Alternate, Extra Bridge Version]
  7. "I Can't Take It"
  8. "Tonight It's You"
  9. "This Time Around"
  10. "The Flame"
  11. "Had to Make You Mine"
  12. "I Can't Understand It"
  13. "Can't Stop Fallin' Into Love"
  14. "Walk Away"
  15. "Woke Up With a Monster"
  16. "Hard to Tell" [Live]
  17. "Say Goodbye"
  18. "Scent of a Woman"

Disc 3 (Version 3.0 only)[edit]

  1. "Ballad of TV Violence (I'm Not the Only Boy)"
  2. "Big Eyes" [Live]
  3. "On Top of the World"
  4. "Heaven Tonight"
  5. "One on One"
  6. "Cover Girl"
  7. "Standing on the Edge"