The Greatest Hits (Cheap Trick album)

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The Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Cheap Trick
Released 1991
Recorded 1976 - 1990
Genre Rock
Hard rock
Pop rock
New Wave
Power pop
Length 52:33
109:55 (Japanese edition)
Label Epic
Producer Jack Douglas, Tom Werman, Cheap Trick, Roy Thomas Baker, Todd Rundgren, Richie Zito
(U.S. version)
Ian Taylor, George Martin, and Tony Platt
(Japanese edition only)
Cheap Trick chronology
Busted
(1990)
The Greatest Hits
(1991)
Woke up with a Monster
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic ( 3/5 stars[1]

The Greatest Hits is the first compilation album by Cheap Trick. It contains many of Cheap Trick's popular songs, as well as a previously unreleased cover version of The Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour, which according to the liner notes, was an outtake from the Lap of Luxury album. Though it peaked at only #174 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, it remained a steady seller, and was certified platinum for one million U.S. shipments seven years after its release.[2]

Rendered obsolete by succeeding compilations that contain almost all of the songs in this album, it was nonetheless re-released in 2003, in a re-mastered edition with the addition of "Clock Strikes Ten".

Track listing (1991 U.S. release)[edit]

  1. "Magical Mystery Tour" (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) - 4:08
  2. "Dream Police" – 3:49
  3. "Don't Be Cruel" (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley) - 3:07
  4. "Tonight It's You" (Mark Radice/Jon Brant/Rick Nielsen/Robin Zander) - 4:47
  5. "She's Tight" – 2:58
  6. "I Want You to Want Me [live version]" - 3:38
  7. "If You Want My Love" – 3:36
  8. "Ain't That a Shame [live version]" (Antoine Domino/Dave Bartholomew) - 5:10
  9. "Surrender" - 4:16
  10. "The Flame" (Bob Mitchell/Nick Graham) - 5:36
  11. "I Can't Take It" (Robin Zander) – 3:28
  12. "Can't Stop Fallin' Into Love" (Rick Nielsen/Robin Zander/Tom Petersson) - 3:45
  13. "Voices" – 4:22

Track listing (2003 international remastered re-release)[edit]

  1. "Clock Strikes Ten [live version]" - 2:59
  2. "Dream Police" – 3:49
  3. "Don't Be Cruel" (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley) - 3:07
  4. "Tonight It's You" (Jon Brandt/Nielsen/Mark Radice/Robin Zander) - 4:47
  5. "She's Tight" – 2:58
  6. "I Want You to Want Me [live version]" - 3:38
  7. "If You Want My Love" – 3:36
  8. "Ain't That a Shame [live version]" (Antoine Domino/Dave Bartholomew) - 5:10
  9. "Surrender" - 4:16
  10. "The Flame" (Nick Graham/Robert Mitchell) - 5:36
  11. "I Can't Take It" (Robin Zander) – 3:28
  12. "Can't Stop Fallin' Into Love" (Rick Nielsen/Robin Zander/Tom Petersson/Fred Nesbit) - 3:45
  13. "Voices" – 4:22
  14. "Magical Mystery Tour" (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) - 4:08

Track listing (Japanese edition)[edit]

In Japan, this compilation was released as a double album consisting of two compact discs, one entitled "Cheap Side" and the other "Trick Side".[3] This extended version has gone out of print since the issue of the remastered edition in 2003.

Disc 1 ("Cheap" Side)[edit]

  1. "Hello There" - 1:41
  2. "On Top of the World" - 4:01
  3. "ELO Kiddies" — 3:41
  4. "Hot Love" - 2:30
  5. "Big Eyes" - 3:10
  6. "Clock Strikes Ten" - 2:59
  7. "California Man" (Roy Wood) – 3:44
  8. "Stop This Game" (Nielsen/Zander) - 3:57
  9. "I Know What I Want" - 4:29
  10. "Just Got Back" (Nielsen) - 2:05
  11. "The Doctor" - 4:03
  12. "High Roller" (Nielsen/Petersson/Zander) – 3:58
  13. "Gonna Raise Hell" – 9:20
  14. "Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace" (Terry Reid) — 4:35
  15. "Day Tripper" (Lennon–McCartney) - 3:33

Disc 2 ("Trick" Side)[edit]

  1. "Magical Mystery Tour" (Lennon–McCartney) - 4:08
  2. "Dream Police" - 3:49
  3. "Don't Be Cruel" (Blackwell/Presley) - 3:07
  4. "Tonight It's You" (Radice/Brant/Nielsen/Zander) - 4:47
  5. "She's Tight" - 2:58
  6. "I Want You to Want Me [Live Version]" - 3:38
  7. "If You Want My Love" - 3:36
  8. "Ain't That a Shame" (Domino/Bartholomew) - 5:10
  9. "Surrender" - 4:16
  10. "The Flame" (Graham/Mitchell) - 5:36
  11. "I Can't Take It" (Zander) - 3:28
  12. "Can't Stop Fallin' into Love" (Nielsen/Zander/Petersson/Nesbit) - 3:45
  13. "Voices" – 4:22

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1991 Japanese Oricon Weekly Albums Chart (top 100)[4] 49
United States Billboard 200[5] 174

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Certification Shipments Date
United States RIAA Platinum 1,000,000+ July 15, 1998[2]

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