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Editors’ Notes

Before you skip straight to the power pop anthems “Surrender,” “Dream Police,” or “I Want You To Want Me,” try less obvious Cheap Trick hits like the stadium serenade “If You Want My Love” or the Devo-esque “She’s Tight.” The soaring chorus on “Tonight It’s You” has one of those infectious melodies that can lay eggs in your brain, and its pre-chorus harks back to the late ‘60s when guitar enigma Rick Nielson and bassist Tom Peterson played in the hard rock band Fuse. Aside from their own tunes, Cheap Trick confidently stamp their trademark sound on any cover — dig their sultry take on Antoine Domino and Dave Bartholomew’s “Ain’t That A Shame.” They try to keep Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley’s “Don’t Be Cruel” true to form with vintage guitars, vocal “slap-back” reverb and flawless doo-wop harmonies, but it ends up playing like the cream of the short-lived crop of new wave acts that flirted with rockabilly. The previously unreleased version of The Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour” was an outtake from 1988’s Lap Of Luxury and “Clock Strikes Ten” is a standout bonus cut for this 2003 re-release.

Customer Reviews


How come im the first to write a review. anyway this album is really good.


this is a very good collection of Cheap Trick hits.

not bad

great collection of cheap trick hits


Formed: 1975 in Rockford, IL

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Combining a love for British guitar pop songcraft with crunching power chords and a flair for the absurd, Cheap Trick provided the necessary links between '60s pop, heavy metal, and punk. Led by guitarist Rick Nielsen, the band's early albums were filled with highly melodic, well-written songs that drew equally from the crafted pop of the Beatles, the sonic assault of the Who, and the tongue-in-cheek musical eclecticism and humor of the Move. Their sound provided a blueprint for both power pop and...
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