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Greatest Hits Album
A GREATEST HITS ALBUM, sometimes called a "BEST OF" ALBUM or a CATALOG ALBUM, is a compilation of songs by a particular artist or band . Most often the track list contains previously released recordings with a high degree of notability. However, to increase the appeal, especially to people who already own the original release, it is common to include remixes or alternate takes of popular songs; sometimes even new material (previously unreleased) will function as bonus tracks. At times, a greatest hits compilation is the original album release for songs that have themselves been released as a single and charted successfully. Many of these albums surface despite the unwillingness of original artists to support them, the songwriters being embroiled in fighting record company decisions. Despite The Rolling Stones ' conflicts over the control of their tracks, the band-opposed _ Hot Rocks 1964–1971 _ surfaced in December 1971, and the contentious legal issues failed to clip the wings of the record's commercial success. Nonetheless, many other of these albums actually receive detailed co-operation from the musicians involved, which can mean trying to present a specific 'goal' or 'sound' in the work (roughly akin to that in concept albums ). One example of the latter is the U.S. band Dream Theater 's release _ Greatest Hit (...And 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs) _, which came out on Rhino Records on April 1, 2008
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List Of Greatest Hits Albums
A greatest hits album is a compilation album of successful, previously released songs by a particular music artist or band. Albums entitled Greatest Hits, or similar titles, LISTED ALPHABETICALLY BY BAND NAME OR ARTIST\'S LAST NAME, include: Contents : * Top * 0–9 * A * B * C * D * E * F * G * H * I * J * K * L * M * N * O * P * Q * R * S * T * U * V * W * X * Y * Z 0–9 * Greatest Hits
Hits
by 2Pac (1998) * Greatest Hits
Hits
\'93–\'03 by 311 (2004) * Best Of by 50 Cent (2017)A * Greatest Hits
Hits
by A*Teens (2005) * Most Requested Hits
Most Requested Hits
by Aaron Carter
Aaron Carter
(2003) * Come Get It: The Very Best of Aaron Carter
Aaron Carter
by Aaron Carter
Aaron Carter
(2006) * 2 Good 2 B True by Aaron Carter
Aaron Carter
(2006) * Greatest Hits
Hits
by ABBA
ABBA
(1975) * Greatest Hits
Hits
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Greatest Hits (other)
A GREATEST HITS ALBUM is a compilation album of successful, previously released songs by a particular music artist or band. "Greatest Hit", or variants, may refer to: CONTENTS* 1 Music * 1.1 Compilation albums * 1.2 Non-compilation albums * 1.3 Tours * 1.4 Songs * 2 Film and TV, games and comics MUSICCOMPILATION ALBUMSFor a list of such albums, see List of greatest hits albums
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Compilation Album
A COMPILATION ALBUM comprises tracks which are compiled from other recordings, either previously released or unreleased. The tracks must be from several performers ; if from several performers there may be a theme, topic or genre which links the tracks. When the tracks are by the same recording artist, it is considered an anthology, the album may be referred to as a RETROSPECTIVE ALBUM. Compilation albums may employ traditional product bundling strategies. CONTENTS * 1 Common types * 2 Royalties * 3 Charts * 4 See also * 5 References COMMON TYPESCommon types of compilation include: * "GREATEST HITS ", "BEST OF", OR "SINGLES COLLECTION" LPs, gathering together an artist's or a group's best-known songs. If the artist or group continues to record, compilers commonly include one or more previously unreleased tracks as an incentive for fans to buy the album, even if they already have the other material on the compilation. * OTHER SINGLE-ARTIST COMPILATIONS, such as rarities or B-side collections, albums compiled from radio sessions, songs performed by an artist exclusively for a film soundtrack or collections that combine multiple releases, such as LPs and EPs together on one or more compact discs
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Song
A SONG, most broadly, is a single (and often standalone) work of music that is typically intended to be sung by the human voice with distinct and fixed pitches and patterns using sound and silence and a variety of forms that often include the repetition of sections. Written words created specifically for music or for which music is specifically created, are called lyrics . If a pre-existing poem is set to composed music in classical music it is an art song . Songs that are sung on repeated pitches without distinct contours and patterns that rise and fall are called chants . Songs in a simple style that are learned informally are often referred to as folk songs . Songs that are composed for professional singers who sell their recordings or live shows to the mass market are called popular songs. These songs, which have broad appeal, are often composed by professional songwriters , composers and lyricists. Art songs are composed by trained classical composers for concert or recital performances. Songs are performed live and recorded on audio or video (or in some, cases, a song may be performed live and simultaneously recorded). Songs may also appear in plays, musical theatre , stage shows of any form, and within operas
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Musical Ensemble
A MUSICAL ENSEMBLE, also known as a MUSIC GROUP or MUSICAL GROUP, is a group of people who perform instrumental and/or vocal music , with the ensemble typically known by a distinct name. Some music ensembles consist solely of instruments, such as the jazz quartet or the orchestra . Some music ensembles consist solely of singers, such as choirs and doo wop groups. In both popular music and classical music , there are ensembles in which both instrumentalists and singers perform, such as the rock band or the Baroque chamber group for basso continuo (harpsichord and cello ) and one or more singers. In classical music , TRIOS or QUARTETS either blend the sounds of musical instrument families (such as piano , strings , and wind instruments ) or group together instruments from the same instrument family, such as STRING ENSEMBLES (e.g., string quartet ) or WIND ENSEMBLES (e.g., wind quintet ). Some ensembles blend the sounds of a variety of instrument families, such as the orchestra , which uses a string section , brass instruments , woodwinds and percussion instruments , or the concert band , which uses brass, woodwinds and percussion. In JAZZ ENSEMBLES, the instruments typically include wind instruments (one or more saxophones , trumpets , etc.), one or two chordal "comping" instruments (electric guitar , piano, or Hammond organ ), a bass instrument (bass guitar or double bass ), and a drummer or percussionist
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Remix
A REMIX is a piece of media which has been altered from its original state by adding, removing, and/or changing pieces of the item. A song, piece of artwork, book, video, or photograph can all be remixes. The only characteristic of a remix is that it appropriates and changes other materials to create something new. Most commonly, remixes are a subset of audio mixing in music and song recordings
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Record Company
A RECORD LABEL or RECORD COMPANY is a brand or trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos . Sometimes, a record label is also a publishing company that manages such brands and trademarks, coordinates the production, manufacture , distribution , marketing, promotion, and enforcement of copyright for sound recordings and music videos; also conducting talent scouting and development of new artists ("artists and repertoire" or "A and maintains contracts with recording artists and their managers. The term "record label" derives from the circular label in the center of a vinyl record which prominently displays the manufacturer's name, along with other information
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The Rolling Stones
THE ROLLING STONES are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first stable line-up consisted of Brian Jones (rhythm guitar, harmonica), Mick Jagger (lead vocals), Keith Richards (lead guitar, backing vocals), Bill Wyman (bass), Charlie Watts (drums), and Ian Stewart (piano). Stewart was removed from the official line-up in 1963 but continued as a touring member until his death in 1985. Jones left the band less than a month prior to his death in 1969, having already been replaced by Mick Taylor , who remained until 1974. After Taylor left the band, Ronnie Wood took his place in 1975 and has been on guitar in tandem with Richards ever since. Following Wyman's departure in 1993, Darryl Jones joined as their touring bassist. Other touring keyboardists for the band have been Nicky Hopkins (1967–82), Ian McLagan (1978–1981), Billy Preston (through the mid-1970s) and Chuck Leavell (1982-present). The band was first led by Jones, but after teaming as the band's songwriters, Jagger and Richards assumed leadership while Jones dealt with legal and personal troubles. The Rolling Stones were at the forefront of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the US in 1964, and identified with the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the 1960s
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Hot Rocks 1964–1971
HOT ROCKS 1964–1971 is the first compilation album of Rolling Stones music released by former manager Allen Klein 's ABKCO Records (who gained control of the band's Decca /London material in 1970) after the band's departure from Decca and Klein. Released in late 1971, it proved to be The Rolling Stones' biggest-selling release of their career and an enduring and popular retrospective. After reportedly having been duped by Klein to unknowingly sign over the recording copyrights to all of their material from 1963 to 1970, The Rolling Stones left Decca and formed their own label, Rolling Stones Records , with a new distributor. They recorded Sticky Fingers throughout 1970, releasing it the following spring. Although Klein—and now ABKCO—no longer had The Rolling Stones as clients, their fruitful catalogue was ripe for the picking and, thus, Hot Rocks 1964–1971 was quickly compiled as a double album greatest hits package. While the album carries most of the band's biggest hits during their first decade, it does drop a few of them to include standout tracks such as "Play With Fire", "Under My Thumb" and "Gimme Shelter" giving listeners a more well-rounded impression of The Rolling Stones' music in this era
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Concept Albums
A CONCEPT ALBUM is an album in which its tracks hold a larger purpose or meaning collectively than they do individually. This is typically achieved through a single central narrative or theme, which can be instrumental, compositional, or lyrical. Sometimes the term is referenced to albums considered to be of "uniform excellence" rather than an LP with an explicit musical or lyrical motif. The exact criterion for a "concept album" varies, with no discernible consensus. The format originates with folk singer Woody Guthrie 's Dust Bowl Ballads (1940) and subsequently popularized by traditional pop singer Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
's 1940s–50s string of albums, but the term is more often associated with rock music . In the 1960s, several well-regarded concept albums were released by various rock bands, which eventually led to the invention of progressive rock and the rock opera . Since then, many concept albums have been released across many different musical genres . CONTENTS * 1 Definitions * 2 History * 2.1 1940s–60s: Origins * 2.2 1960s–70s: Rock operas and progressive rock * 2.3 1980s–present: Decline and return to popularity * 3 Notes * 4 References * 5 Bibliography DEFINITIONSConcepts are general ideas, thoughts, or abstract notions. There is no clear definition of what constitutes a "concept album"
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Dream Theater
DREAM THEATER is an American progressive metal band formed in 1985 under the name MAJESTY by John Petrucci
John Petrucci
, John Myung , and Mike Portnoy while they attended Berklee College of Music in Boston
Boston
, Massachusetts
Massachusetts
. They subsequently dropped out of their studies to concentrate further on the band that would ultimately become Dream Theater. Though a number of lineup changes followed, the three original members remained together along with James LaBrie
James LaBrie
and Jordan Rudess until September 8, 2010, when Portnoy left the band. In October 2010, the band held auditions for a drummer to replace Portnoy. Mike Mangini was announced as the new permanent drummer on April 29, 2011. The band is well known for the technical proficiency of its instrumentalists, who have won many awards from music instruction magazines. Guitarist John Petrucci
John Petrucci
has been named as the third player on the G3 tour six times, more than any invited players. In 2009 he was named the No. 2 best metal guitarist by Joel McIver in his book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists. He was also named as one of the "Top 10 Fastest Shredders of All Time" by GuitarOne magazine. Jordan Rudess is considered to be one of the greatest keyboard players of all time by many publications like MusicRadar
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Greatest Hit (...And 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs)
GREATEST HIT (...AND 21 OTHER PRETTY COOL SONGS) is a compilation album by progressive metal /rock band Dream Theater
Dream Theater
released by Rhino Records on April 1, 2008. The title alludes to their only top 10 radio hit, " Pull Me Under ". It features three songs from their breakthrough album Images and Words
Images and Words
remixed by Kevin Shirley : "Pull Me Under ", " Take the Time
Take the Time
", and "Another Day ". It also features the song "To Live Forever", an Awake -era re-recording of the song from the Images and Words
Images and Words
sessions (featured as a B-side of the "Lie " single ), which was previously unreleased on a full-length album. Several single edits of popular Dream Theater
Dream Theater
songs are also featured on this compilation. The songs have been divided in two discs: the first one, dubbed "The Dark Side", features heavy, metal-influenced songs, while the second one, entitled "The Light Side", spotlights the band's melodic side. The set spans the years from 1991 to 2005, therefore it doesn't include any songs from Dream Theater's debut album, When Dream and Day Unite , their A Change of Seasons
A Change of Seasons
EP (although it was released in 1995) or their 2007 release Systematic Chaos
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Rhino Records
RHINO ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY is an American specialty record label and production company founded in 1978. It is currently the catalog division for the Warner Elektra Atlantic . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORYFounded in 1978, Rhino was originally a novelty and reissue label during the 1970s and 1980s. It released compilation albums of pop , rock & roll , and rhythm "> thanks to the effort of then-store manager Harold Bronson . Their early releases were mostly novelty records (their first single, in 1975, was Wild Man Fischer 's "Go To Rhino Records") and punk rock singles; the difficulties involved in getting airplay and distribution for such material eventually caused Foos and Bronson to take the label in other directions. One of Rhino's early artists was The Twisters, whose Los Angeles
Los Angeles
popularity far exceeded their album sales. The labels on early Rhino records featured the company's mascot character, a cartoon Elvis Presley rhinoceros wearing a black leather jacket. The original Rhino logo, designed by William Stout Some of the label's earliest successes with reissues were achieved by acquiring the rights to the White Whale Records catalog that included the Turtles . By the mid-1980s, most of Rhino's releases were reissues of previously released recordings licensed from other companies
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Pull Me Under
"PULL ME UNDER" is the first track and first single from Dream Theater 's 1992 album _ Images and Words _. It is also featured on the _Live at the Marquee _ CD, _ Once in a LIVEtime _ CD, _Live at Budokan _ CD and DVD and the _Images and Words: Live in Tokyo _ VHS and DVD. It was released as the first single from _Images and Words_, and received positive critical reception and extensive MTV
MTV
rotation. It is widely considered to be Dream Theater's signature song . CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 Lyrics * 3 Reception * 3.1 Chart positions * 3.2 Legacy * 4 Track listing * 5 Personnel * 5.1 Dream Theater * 5.2 Credits * 6 Releases * 7 References * 8 External links OVERVIEW During development, the song held the working title "Oliver's Twist". In a radio interview, Mike Portnoy
Mike Portnoy
stated that "...it was just an 8 and a half minute song, and it was just a fluke for MTV
MTV
and radio play to happen." The song's abrupt ending was modified in their _Greatest Hit_ compilation
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Dream Theater Discography
The discography of Dream Theater
Dream Theater
, an American progressive metal /rock band, consists of thirteen st