JOHN WAITE – Best (New Version 2017)
Melodic Rock icon JOHN WAITE has put together – selected by himself – a compilation of his best works into one CD simply called “Best“. The album originally appeared in 2014 but this is the re-print of August 2017 with a fresh artwork available via Waite’s own record label No Brakes Records.
From Waite’s mouth; “This collection is called BEST because it’s my best. I didn’t want to do the obvious thing and simply put out a ‘Greatest Hits’ record as anyone can do that. I always felt I could “do” them better and bring something to them that I’d missed, update the production and make them more vital.
And besides, a retrospective was a nice way of looking at my work. I wanted to connect the dots as much for myself as for anyone who might hear it. It’s been a long career and this is the story – BEST yet actually. The story is far from over.”
Waite has included some special versions of his selected songs, but also has re-recorded many of them with an updated vision, a vision of how these tunes sound in Waite’s head in this new millennium.
That’s the case with The Baby’s “Back On My Feet Again” in an awesome fresh take, a rejuvenated “Isn’t It Time”, or his timeless classic “Missing You”. Also on the CD is included the fantastic version of this classic recorded some time ago in duet with Alison Krauss.
So John Waite’s BEST is a proper, complete compendium of this incredibly talented artist, including, indeed, the best of his repertory curated by himself.
01 – Back On My Feet Again (newly re-recorded)
02 – Isn’t It Time (newly re-recorded)
03 – Rough & Tumble
04 – Missing You (newly re-recorded)
05 – If You Ever Get Lonely
06 – Better Off Gone
07 – Suicide Life
08 – Change (live)
09 – Every Time I Think Of You (live)
10 – Head First (live)
11 – Evil (live)
12 – Saturday Night (live)
13 – Bluebird Cafe (unplugged)
14 – I’m Ready (unplugged)
15 – In Dreams
16 – The Hard Way
17 – Downtown
18 – Missing You (duet with Alison Krauss)
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