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]

No. Title Original release Length
1. "ELO Kiddies" (Single Version) Cheap Trick 3:42
2. "Hot Love" Cheap Trick 2:31
3. "He's a Whore" Cheap Trick 2:44
4. "Mandocello" (Live, with Billy Corgan) Previously Unreleased (Cheap Trick) 5:11
5. "Clock Strikes Ten" In Color 2:59
6. "Southern Girls" (Single Version) In Color 3:35
7. "Downed" In Color 4:11
8. "Hello There" In Color 1:42
9. "Surrender" Heaven Tonight 4:15
10. "California Man" Heaven Tonight 3:44
11. "High Roller" Heaven Tonight 3:58
12. "Auf Wiedersehen" Heaven Tonight 3:42
13. "I Want You to Want Me" (Live) Cheap Trick at Budokan (In Color) 3:43
14. "Ain't That a Shame" (Live) Cheap Trick at Budokan 5:17
15. "Takin' Me Back" Heaven Tonight 4:52
16. "Dream Police" Dream Police 3:51
17. "Voices" Dream Police 4:22
18. "Gonna Raise Hell" (Live) Silver (Dream Police) 9:06

Disc 2[edit]

No. Title Original release Length
1. "Way of the World" Dream Police 3:37
2. "Stop This Game" All Shook Up 3:57
3. "World's Greatest Lover" All Shook Up 4:51
4. "Everything Works if You Let It" (Full Version) Authorized Greatest Hits (Roadie —- Original Motion Picture Sound Track) 3:55
5. "She's Tight" One on One 2:59
6. "If You Want My Love" (Alternate, Extra Bridge Version) Sex, America, Cheap Trick (One on One) 4:26
7. "I Can't Take It" Next Position Please 3:28
8. "Tonight It's You" Standing on the Edge 4:47
9. "This Time Around" Standing on the Edge 4:34
10. "The Flame" Lap of Luxury 5:38
11. "Had to Make You Mine" Busted 3:16
12. "I Can't Understand It" Busted 3:30
13. "Can't Stop Fallin' Into Love" Busted 3:49
14. "Walk Away" (with Chrissie Hynde) Busted 3:42
15. "Woke Up with a Monster" Woke Up with a Monster 4:54
16. "Hard to Tell" (Live) Silver (Cheap Trick) 3:45
17. "Say Goodbye" Cheap Trick 3:29
18. "Scent of a Woman" Special One 4:48

Disc 3 (Limited Edition 3.0 only)[edit]

No. Title Original release Length
1. "The Ballad of T.V. Violence (I'm Not the Only Boy)" Cheap Trick 5:16
2. "Big Eyes" (Live) Cheap Trick at Budokan (In Color) 3:46
3. "On Top of the World" Heaven Tonight 4:04
4. "Heaven Tonight" Heaven Tonight 5:28
5. "One on One" One on One 3:07
6. "Cover Girl" Standing on the Edge 3:43
7. "Standing on the Edge" Standing on the Edge 4:43