What I Learned About Ego, Opinion, Art & Commerce

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Ego, Opinion, Art & Commerce
Compilation album by Goo Goo Dolls
Released July 17, 2001
Recorded 1987–2000
Genre Alternative rock
Length 78:36
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Goo Goo Dolls
Goo Goo Dolls chronology
Dizzy Up the Girl
(1998)
Ego, Opinion, Art & Commerce
(2001)
Gutterflower
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[2]

What I Learned About Ego, Opinion, Art & Commerce (often referred to simply as EOAC) is a compilation album by American rock band Goo Goo Dolls. It was released in 2001 by Warner Bros. Records and is a compilation of Goo Goo Dolls songs released from 1987-2000.

Tracks 1-4 are from the album Dizzy Up the Girl. Tracks 5-9 are from the album A Boy Named Goo. Tracks 10-16 are from the album Superstar Car Wash. Tracks 17-20 are from the album Hold Me Up. Track 21 is from the album Jed. Track 22 is from the album Goo Goo Dolls. Multiple songs, such as "Acoustic #3" and "All Eyes On Me", have an extended musical interlude. "Two Days In February" was re-recorded by Rzeznik, a studio version of the original, which was recorded outside. "Naked" is an extended version of the original, which was on A Boy Named Goo, and is similar to the version released as a single. All songs are remixed and remastered.

The album is not a typical best-of compilation, as "Iris," "Name," and virtually all of the Goo Goo Dolls' other mainstream hits are absent. Instead, the selection is a combination of non-singles and songs that were released as singles prior to the Goo Goo Dolls' 1995 breakout, as well as fan favorites.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Bullet Proof"   4:37
2. "All Eyes On Me"   4:04
3. "Amigone"   3:15
4. "Acoustic #3"   2:25
5. "Naked"   4:05
6. "Ain't That Unusual"   3:19
7. "Burnin' Up"   2:32
8. "Flat Top"   4:29
9. "Eyes Wide Open" ("Name" is in this spot on the UK version) 3:55
10. "Fallin' Down"   3:14
11. "Another Second Time Around"   3:00
12. "Cuz You're Gone"   3:33
13. "We Are The Normal"   3:36
14. "Girl Right Next To Me"   3:44
15. "Lucky Star"   3:06
16. "On The Lie"   3:16
17. "Just The Way You Are"   3:14
18. "Two Days In February" (Re-recorded in 2000) 3:12
19. "Laughing"   3:41
20. "There You Are"   3:05
21. "Up Yours"   1:37
22. "I'm Addicted"   2:59

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