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Essential REO Speedwagon album for sale by REO Speedwagon was released Aug 10, 2004 on the Epic Legacy label. Named after an early pickup truck, this band from Champaign, Illinois recorded some of America's most popular arena rock. THE ESSENTIAL REO SPEEDWAGON charts the group's progress from 1971 to 1999, from the early riff-rockers on which the act built its fanbase to the juggernaut hits of the early 1980s to a handful of later recordings. Kevin Cronin and company certainly know their way around an anthemic ballad, as evidenced on the guitar-driven "Keep on Loving You," the powerfully catchy "Take It on the Run," and keyboard-laden "Can't Fight This Feeling." The earlier collection THE HITS places all of REO Speedwagon's radio-friendly singles in a more concise, single-disc package for casual fans, but, for those wishing to delve further into the band's catalog, this double-CD compilation is indeed essential. Essential REO Speedwagon CD music is a 2-disc set with 33 songs. ...See Full Description
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Finally! A 'best of' by REO with all the relevent hits spanning their career. Good choice of songs overall, even if some of the songs late in their career were kinda sappy.
By Mark (Ft. Worth, Texas)
||REO Rocks, always has always will!|
The selection of tunes for this CD is awesome! The longtime fan especially, will enjoy each and every track! Great liner notes written by lead singer and songwriter for REO Speedwagon, Kevin Cronin telling the band's story and why it is Essential for the ultimate Speedwagon fan to own it!
By karenledsworth (Peck Michigan, USA)
||Its a great CD|
This has all the songs that you would want to listin to from REO Speedwagon. Its great.
By stevie (Denison, IA, USA)
||A good overview of a great band.|
Essential is a good word to describe this set. This is the bare minimum REO Speedwagon a person would need. A very casual listener could, in theory, get away with buying only this CD.
By Mike (Chicago, IL, USA)
I like this Album, prefer CD2 Very good! I love Reo Speedwagon, they are Simply the best
By jeni (South Africa)
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Essential REO Speedwagon songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||6759406|
|Release Date||Aug 10, 2004|
|Producer||Kevin Cronin; Gary Richrath; David DeVore; Kevin Olsen; Greg Ladanyi; Jesse Harms; John Henning; John Stronach; Kevin Beamish; Alan Gratzer; Paul Grupp; Paul Leka; Peter Asher; Tom Lord-Alge; Bill Halverson; Kevin Cronin (Compilation); Al Quaglieri (Compilation)|
|Recording Time||154 minutes|
|Personnel||Gary Richrath - guitar|
Kevin Cronin - vocals, guitar, piano
Bruce Hall - bass guitar
Mike Murphy - vocals
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The Eagles' founders Don Henley and Glenn Frey were forthright in their desire to bring then-emerging country rock to new heights of commercial success. Formed in Los Angeles in 1971, they learned from their observations of the scene around them, and subsequently took their music to the top of the charts. They stayed there throughout the '70s, becoming synonymous with the sound of Southern California rock.
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The Eagles: Bernie Leadon (vocals, guitar, slide guitar, pedal steel guitar, banjo, mandolin); Don Felder (vocals, guitar, slide guitar, steel guitar, keyboards); Glen Frey, Joe Walsh (vocals, guitar, slide guitar, keyboards); Randy Meisner (vocals, guitar, guitarron, bass); Don Henley (vocals, drums, percussion); Timothy B. Schmit (vocals, bass).
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Essential Heart CDs (2002)
Essential REO Speedwagon album for sale Recorded between 1975 & 1994. Includes liner notes by David Wild.
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Essential REO Speedwagon CD music There have been several Styx anthologies over the years, and the surplus of hits in the band's catalogue certainly warrants such treatment. COME SAIL AWAY, however, provides the most in-depth sonic Styx scrapbook one could want. Though the arrival of Tommy Shaw in 1976 helped push the band toward superstardom, this two-disc collection doesn't shy away from the oft-neglected pre-Shaw days, including not merely the archetypal power ballad "Lady," but also such obscurities as the thumping riff-rocker "Best Thing" and the joyous, harmony-laden "You Need Love."
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Essential REO Speedwagon buy CD music Recorded between 1977 & 1996. Includes liner notes by Ron Albanese.
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