20th Century Masters:Millennium Colle - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Mono / Stereo
- 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Gin Blossoms
Gin Blossoms: Robin Wilson (vocals, acoustic guitar); Jesse Valenzuela (guitar, mandolin, background vocals); Scott Johnson (guitar, background vocals); Doug Hopkins (guitar); Bill Leen (bass, background vocals); Pillip Rhodes (drums, percussion, background vocals).
Additional personnel: Robert Becker (piano); Art Neville (Hammond B-3 organ).
Producers: John Hampton, Gin Blossoms.
Compilation producer: Mike Ragogna.
Recorded at AB Recorders, Vintage Studios, Phoenix, Arizona and Ardent Studios, Memphis, Tennessee between 1993 and 1996. Includes liner notes by Scott Schnider.
This is part of "20th Centurey Masters: The Millenium Collection" series.
Personnel: Jesse Valenzuela (vocals, guitar, mandolin); Robin Wilson (vocals, acoustic guitar); Scott A. Johnson (guitar, background vocals); Doug Hopkins (guitar); Robert Becker (piano); Phillip Rhodes (drums, percussion, background vocals); Bill Leen (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: John Hampton.
Liner Note Author: Scott Schinder.
Recording information: AB Recorders, Phoenix, AZ; Ardent Studios, Memphis, TN; Vintage Recorders, Phoenix, AZ.
Photographers: Dennis Keeley; Danny Clinch.
There are ten tracks that overlap between Gin Blossoms' first hits collection, 1999's 14-track Outside Looking In, and 2003's 12-track 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection, which is good news in a way -- it means that both collections contain all the group's big hits, along with nearly all the key songs. In fact, the only single missing from 20th Century Masters is "Day Job," a single that didn't make much impact in 1996, toward the end of the group's career. So, either collection is good for the listener who wants all the group's hits on one disc, though in some ways 20th Century Masters gets the edge, since it is cheaper, lacks the collector-bait rarities that occasionally slowed momentum on Outside Looking In, and offers 12 tracks of this underrated guitar pop band at its best. It's a shining example of how good a budget-line hits collection can be. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
- Country of Origin
- A&M (USA)
- Universal Distribution
- Gin Blossoms
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Til I Hear It from You
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Hey Jealousy
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Allison Road
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Until I Fall Away
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Found Out About You
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Mrs. Rita
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Just South of Nowhere
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Lost Horizons
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Follow You Down
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] As Long as It Matters
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Idiot Summer
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Pieces of the Night
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- Erik Flettrich; John Hampton; Andy Barrett
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