The Essential Red Collection

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The Essential Red Collection
Sammy Hagar - The Essential Red Collection.jpg
Greatest hits album by Sammy Hagar
Released August 10, 2004 (2004-08-10)
Recorded 1973–1999
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock
Length 78:40
Label Hip-O
Sammy Hagar chronology
Live: Hallelujah
The Essential Red Collection
Livin' It Up!
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Essential Red Collection is a greatest hits album by Sammy Hagar. It includes some of his early works, from "Bad Motor Scooter" with Montrose, released demos, film soundtrack songs to more recent material. It was released in 2004 on Hip-O Records. It excludes songs from his time with Van Halen.

Song information[edit]

  • "Thinking Of You" was retooled for Sammy's first album and included with the title, "Rock 'n' Roll Romeo".
  • A different version of "Heavy Metal" was included on the Heavy Metal soundtrack. The version included here, however, was the re-recorded version for his Standing Hampton album.
  • "Winner Takes It All", "Give To Live" and "Eagles Fly" all include Edward Van Halen on bass.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bad Motor Scooter" (Sammy Hagar) - 3:41
  2. "Thinking of You" (Sammy Hagar) - 3:42
    • Previously unreleased 1974 demo
  3. "Call My Name" (Sammy Hagar) - 3:03
    • Previously unreleased 1974 demo
  4. "Red" (John Carter/Sammy Hagar) - 4:04
    • originally from the Sammy's eponymous 2nd album.
  5. "I've Done Everything for You" (Sammy Hagar) - 3:03
  6. "Heavy Metal" (Sammy Hagar/Jim Peterik) - 3:49
  7. "I'll Fall in Love Again" (Sammy Hagar) - 4:10
  8. "There's Only One Way to Rock" (Sammy Hagar) - 4:14
  9. "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (Sammy Hagar) - 3:34
  10. "Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy" (Sammy Hagar) - 3:30
  11. "Two Sides of Love" (Sammy Hagar) - 3:41
  12. "I Can't Drive 55" (Sammy Hagar) - 4:12
    • originally from Sammy's VOA album.
  13. "The Girl Gets Around" (Sammy Hagar) - 3:21
  14. "Winner Takes It All" (Giorgio Moroder/Thomas Whitlock) - 3:58
  15. "Give to Live" (Sammy Hagar) - 4:22
  16. "Eagles Fly" (Sammy Hagar) - 4:59
  17. "High Hopes" (Sammy Hagar) - 5:28
    • originally from Sammy's Unboxed greatest hits package.
  18. "Little White Lie" (Sammy Hagar) - 2:52
  19. "Marching to Mars" (Sammy Hagar) - 5:05
  20. "Mas Tequila" (Gary Glitter/Sammy Hagar/Mike Leander) - 4:10


  • "Call My Name" b/w "Eagles Fly (Unreleased Radio Edit)" b/w "Eagles Fly (Album version)" (Hip-O)


  • Hip-O Records (US) : B0002760-02


External links[edit]

Lyrics from Sammy's official site link