What are the best sounding "Greatest Hits" albums. (on vinyl) *

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  1. Joey Kaspick

    Joey Kaspick Forum Resident Thread Starter

    It always nice to have a few "Greatest Hits" albums around when you just want to hear the artists hits.
    But what the the best sounding ones on vinyl out there?
     
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  2. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Elton John Vol.2
     
  3. joelee

    joelee Senior Member

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    Houston
    Elton John Vol.1 (DCC)
    Neil Young's Greatest Hits
    Best of Bread
     
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  4. Mainline461

    Mainline461 Forum Resident

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    Tamiami Trail
    The Eagles Greatest Hits - the blue album from the seventies
     
  5. mahanusafa02

    mahanusafa02 Forum Resident

    The Byrds Greatest Hits. I’ve got it on CBS UK mono which sounds amazing—not sure how other versions do for SQ. Great track list.
     
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  6. Joey Kaspick

    Joey Kaspick Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Any particular version? First pressing or matrix # ?
     
  7. Murph

    Murph Somewhere...under heaven

    America’s Greatest Hits sounds great
     
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  8. Adam9

    Adam9 Senior Member

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    Toronto, Canada
    Who's Better Who's Best
     
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  9. dee

    dee Forum Resident

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    ? Stevie Wonder- Original Musiquarium

    ? Best of Rod Stewart Vol. 1 2 LP mastered by Kong
     
  10. DPC

    DPC Forum Resident

    Location:
    Virginia
    I have a few that sound decent, but never bothered with the original albums so have no baseline...
    Best of the Doobies (basic WB 1976 version)
    Little River Band GH
    Elton John V2 (V1 not bad, too)
    Bowie Changes (2016 reissue sounds pretty good)
    Wings Greatest (original Cap seems good)
    ...all pretty easy to get

    America GH is decent (first two original LPs are great, though)
    Neil Young GH sounded real good when i had it

    Have many more GHs on ceedee that sound great...
     
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  11. slop101

    slop101 Guitar Geek

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    The "Collected" series from MOV usually sound good.


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    I have have a few of them (Joe Jackson, UB40, Thin Lizzy), and they all sound pretty good to me...
     
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  12. quattroatl

    quattroatl Forum Resident

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    Atlanta, GA
    James Taylor's greatest hits sounds wonderful.
     
  13. Steely Dan Greatest Hits (Ludwig/Masterdisk mastering)
    Hall & Oates Rock ‘n’ Roll Soul (Ludwig/Masterdisk also)
    Neil Young Greatest Hits - recent reissue, which uses a “one-step” process (Grundman I think?)
    Roy Orbison, MoFi, cut from masters
    Billy Joel vol 1&2 MoFi Box, also from masters
    Bob Dylan mono Sundazed (Kevin Gray)
    I also like the DCC Cars, Elton John and Steve Miller Band Greatest Hits, which I think are all Hoffman/Gray
    Beatles Red & Blue recent reissues, cut all analog
     
  14. gardsy

    gardsy Active Member

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    Adelaide
    Nick Cave from last year was great
     
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  15. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker

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    Toronto
    Any others? I'd like to see more suggestion...
     
  16. Bob Marley "Legend"
     
  17. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    Bee Gees Greatest Volume 1--1967-1974 (West Germany printing)

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  18. dalem5467

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  19. Joey Kaspick

    Joey Kaspick Forum Resident Thread Starter

    What's a really good sounding Johnny Cash greatest hits record?
     
  20. McLover

    McLover Forum Resident

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    East TN
    From which period? Which label?
     
  21. Joey Kaspick

    Joey Kaspick Forum Resident Thread Starter

    From then 'till now. The label with the best SQ.
     
  22. McLover

    McLover Forum Resident

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    Problem here, is you have Johnny on Sun, on Columbia, on Mercury, and on American. The gentleman made records for many years.
     
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  23. GroovyGuy

    GroovyGuy Forum Resident

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    Halifax, NS Canada
    I have a copy of Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits that just HAS to be a hot stamper. It sounds absolutely amazing on both my reference system and my home office system.
     
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  24. 500Homeruns

    500Homeruns Peaceful Punk

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    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Greatest Hits
     
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  25. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Forum Resident

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    Fort worth tx
    Jethro Tull- Original Masters
     
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