Best Of Both Worlds (2004)


Disc One
1. Eruption
2. It's About Time
3. Up For Breakfast
4. Learning to See
5. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
6. Finish What Ya Started
7. You Really Got Me
8. Dreams
9. Hot For Teacher
10.Poundcake
11.And the Cradle Will Rock...
12.Black and Blue
13.Jump
14.Top of the World
15.(Oh) Pretty Woman
16.Love Walks In
17.Beautiful Girls
18.Can't Stop Loving You
19.Unchained
Disc Two
1. Panama
2. Best of Both Worlds
3. Jamie's Cryin'
4. Runaround
5. I'll Wait
6. Why Can't This Be Love
7. Runnin' With the Devil
8. When It's Love
9. Dancing in the Street
10.Not Enough
11.Feels So Good
12.Right Now
13.Everybody Wants Some!!
14.Dance the Night Away
15.Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love (Live)
16.Panama (Live)
17.Jump (Live)


 

The second greatest hits package in less then a decade and, apart from the disastrous Van Halen III, released when there hadn't been any new material since the first hits package. All of this to say that this record could have come out eight years ago instead of the single disc retrospective which is far inferior.

It's a shame it didn't, because they get everything right here. With two discs to flesh out the material, there's plenty of room to include just about everything that made the band special. They even pick a few songs from their live album, going with the three songs that were on that release from the David Lee Roth era, yet done by the Hagar led band. Fortunately, the originals of those songs are here as well.

Like the first hits package, this one has three extra,new songs - all done with Hagar. They're all ok. Nothing special, but a lot better than the new songs that were on the Best of, Volume 1.

Nothing here from Van Halen III. I don't think anyone expected there to be.

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