Foo Fighters – Greatest Hits

Posted: April 2, 2011 in Vinyl
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It took me a while to get around to buying this album, mainly because I refrain from buying greatest hits compilations in general, but especially ones from still active bands. The price tag for this one didn’t help things either.

The Foo Fighters’ greatest hits retails for over $20, closer to $25 in most cases than to $20. After using a frequent buyer club discount that I had saved up from my local record store, the price come out to something more reasonable in my mind. But after thorough inspection of this record, the suggested retail price might not be so far-fetched.

The jacket is a nice gatefold, with embossing on the front on the back to make the rivets in the artwork look and feel real. Each individual rivet found in the artwork is embossed. The liner notes are also nice, with an insert containing a long personal message from Dave Grohl, which I will post pictures of below so everyone can read it. This is a double LP, and the records themselves are pressed on decent weight vinyl. Not 180 gram, but probably 140 gram. each record also comes in a double-sided photo dust sleeve. In short, this Greatest Hits compilation is of the typical great packaging and attention to detail that most recent Foo Fighters vinyl releases have been, mainly the In Your Honor four LP box set and the Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace double LP.

This greatest hit comp contains most of their singles, obviously all their big hits like “My Hero,” “Big Me,” “Learn To Fly,” and “Everlong.” The compilation also contains three unreleased bonus tracks that are found at the end of the d-side; an acoustic version of “Everlong,” “Wheels” and “Word Forward.” I have no idea how many copies were pressed, but as with most Foo Fighters stuff, it will go out of print eventually and then people will be paying upwards of $40 for it.

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