Greatest Hits (Little River Band album)

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Greatest Hits
LittleRiverBandGreatestHits.jpg
Greatest hits album by Little River Band
Released 1982 (1982)
2000 (Expanded edition)
Genre Rock
Length 49:54
76:58 (Expanded edition)
Label Capitol
Little River Band chronology
Time Exposure
(1981)
Greatest Hits
(1982)
The Net
(1983)

Greatest Hits is a compilation of hits by the Australian band Little River Band, released in 1982. The album was digitally remastered and repackaged with additional tracks in an expanded edition in 2000.[1]

Versions[edit]

The first release of the 2000 edition used three alternative tracks to those released previously:

When the band recorded the album Time Exposure in Montserrat with George Martin two versions of this song were recorded, with Glenn Shorrock and Wayne Nelson respectively on lead vocal. "The Night Owls", with Nelson on lead vocal, had already been selected as the first single from the album. When Martin selected the Nelson version of "Take It Easy on Me" for the album and second single, Shorrock complained and his version of the song was used instead.[2] It is the Nelson version of "Take It Easy on Me" that appeared on the first 2000 release of Greatest Hits.

The alternative version uses a horn section in the backing music.

  • "The Night Owls"

The alternative version has a heavier guitar sound.

Some members of the band objected to these alternative tracks. The remaining CDs were removed from the market and reissued with the original album tracks. The "unauthorised" version is keenly sought by collectors.[3] However, the "unauthorised" version is still used on the Spotify streaming version of Greatest Hits.[4]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link (1982)
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link (2000)

Track listing[edit]

  1. "It's a Long Way There" - 4:12
  2. "Help Is on Its Way" - 4:04
  3. "Reminiscing" - 4:13
  4. "Man on Your Mind" - 4:16
  5. "The Other Guy" (Graham Goble) - 2:49
  6. "The Night Owls" - 5:19
  7. "Lonesome Loser" - 3:58
  8. "Take It Easy on Me" - 3:45
  9. "Down on the Border" - 2:55
  10. "Happy Anniversary" - 4:03
  11. "Lady" - 4:55
  12. "Cool Change" (Glenn Shorrock) - 5:14

Expanded edition (2000)[edit]

  1. "Lonesome Loser" - 3:54
  2. "Help Is on Its Way" - 4:02
  3. "Cool Change" - 5:08
  4. "Take It Easy on Me" - 3:48
  5. "Face in the Crowd" - 4:38
  6. "Reminiscing" - 4:13
  7. "The Night Owls" - 5:10
  8. "Lady" - 4:56
  9. "We Two" - 4:33
  10. "The Other Guy" - 2:49
  11. "Man on Your Mind" - 4:17
  12. "I'll Always Call Your Name" - 4:49
  13. "Down on the Border" - 2:55
  14. "Happy Anniversary" - 4:00
  15. "Playing to Win" - 4:25
  16. "It's Not a Wonder" - 3:58
  17. "You're Driving Me out of My Mind" - 5:11
  18. "It's a Long Way There" - 4:13

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adams, Bret. "Greatest Hits [Expanded Edition]". allmusic.com. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Miller, Chuck (17 October 2004). "Little River Band: Born in the Sign of Water". Goldmine (640). Retrieved 12 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Au, Frankie (2000). "The late great years ... 1988 - today ...". lrb.net. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  4. ^ http://open.spotify.com/album/7xdhVZPAG1Rc075QjvagOL Greatest Hits on Spotify. Retrieved 27 August 2013.