Several Raspberries best-of collections preceded the release of this one in 2002. It's something of a toss-up as to whether it or the best previous one, Capitol Collectors Series, should be given the nod. Each has 20 tracks and there's much duplication, though six of the songs on The Very Best of the Raspberries don't appear on Capitol Collectors Series…
This eclectic collection of songs encompasses jazz, bebop, swing, doo wop, rock & roll, and gospel; all are trimmed in an attractive pop texture. These 16 compositions are taken from the vocal quartet's albums, which span 12 years (1975-1987). Each selection is inviting, as all four song stylists display their individual vocal skills and admirable harmonies. Laurel Masse appears on recordings up until 1979, when Cheryl Bentyne replaced her. Other members include Tim Hauser, Janis Siegel, and Alan Paul.
The defiance inherent in this collection's title suggests that, after all these years, The Knack still have to prove themselves. Branded as Beatle rip-offs, sexist beasts, and one-hit wonders, it's a wonder the band had the will to plug its guitars in let alone continue releasing albums. As the title suggests, PROOF is a telling document. Normally, when taken out of context, nearly every overnight sensation sounds like a quaint time capsule reminder of an era gone by. Not so with The Knack. The band's brand of power pop has aged not a whit.
The Yardbirds are an English rock band that had a string of hits in the mid 1960s, including "For Your Love", "Over Under Sideways Down" and "Heart Full of Soul". The group is notable for having started the careers of three of rock's most famous guitarists: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page, all of whom were in the top fifteen of Rolling Stone's 100 Top Guitarists list (Clapton as #4, Page as #9, and Beck as #14).
Stupendous 2007 two CD reissue of this collection from the greatest Rock 'N' Roll band in the world. Expanded from it's original 1975 tracklisting, Rolled Gold gathers together 40 of Mick, Keef and Co.'s best ABKCO recordings beginning with their cover of Chuck Berry's 'Come On' and ending with the acoustic majesty of 'Wild Horses'. In between, you'll find some of Rock's finest musical moments including 'Let's Spend The Night Together', 'Sympathy For The Devil', 'Gimme Shelter', 'Time Is On My Side', 'Honkey Tonk Women', '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' and many more. Rock music has had many peaks and valleys, but the Stones have continued to roll for over four decades and their reputation is based on each and every one of these recordings. UMTV.